Bill O’Reilly started off his show Wednesday evening by reporting on Donald Trump’s harsh speech about Hillary Clinton on Wednesday morning.
“Speaking in New York City this morning, Mr. Trump delivered a major address accusing Hillary Clinton of corruption and incompetence,” O’Reilly said. Then, he played a video of Donald Trump giving a speech.
“Hillary Clinton wants to bring in people who believe women should be enslaved and gays put to death. Maybe her motivation lies among the more than 1,000 foreign donations Hillary failed to disclose while at the State Department,” Trump angrily said, right before adding that Hillary Clinton may be the most corrupt person ever to seek the presidency of the United States.
O’Reilly noted that Trump scorched Mrs. Clinton for wanting to admit Syrian and Iraqi refugees, some of whom Trump believes are jihadists. O’Reilly believes Trump’s statement is very broad, but it is one that his audience loves hearing. O’Reilly then turned back to the video, which showed Trump speaking emotionally about a terror attack in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens.
“Ambassador Stevens and his staff in Libya made hundreds and hundreds of requests for security. They were desperate. They needed help. Hillary Clinton’s State Department refused them.” Trump said with a wincing angry look on his face, adding that Clinton left Stevens to die and then lied to cover up her tracks.
The statement by Trump that surprised O’Reilly the most was when Trump claimed that Bill Clinton gave many speeches that were underwritten by the Chinese government and its supporters. Trump said that funds were put in the Clinton’s bank account while Hillary was negotiating with China on behalf of the United States.
Bill O’Reilly said he could neither confirm nor deny the allegations, which were from a book. As Breitbart pointed out last year, the name of the book is Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, which gets specific about the allegations.
“Correspondence between Bill Clinton’s office and Hillary Clinton’s State Department reveals that among the $200,000 speech’s cosponsors were a coalition of Chinese government entities and organizations, including one ‘launched and chaired by an official from the Chinese Ministry of Information Industry’ known as the China Electronic Commerce Association, reports Clinton Cash.”
Breitbart noted that the book also claims that, in addition to the other things, Bill Clinton hauled in $550,000 for a Shanghai appearance underwritten by Chinese billionaire and outspoken Chinese nationalist Yan Jieh. There are many other eye-opening allegations as well, but Bill O’Reilly is refusing to see the allegations as factual unless he has more proof.
Bill O’Reilly noted that Clinton responded to Trump in a speech on Wednesday.
“I guess my speech yesterday must have gotten under his skin because right away, he lashed out on Twitter with outlandish lies and conspiracy theories… Now think about it — he’s going after me personally because he has no answers or substance,” Clinton said, without further explanation.
As Mr. O’Reilly summarized, this is only the beginning of the harshness we will see with Hillary and Donald campaigning. Most Americans don’t see either candidate as favorable, so both Trump and Clinton need to prove themselves and may act desperate in doing so. Do you think Bill O’Reilly will be able to objectively cover the election season since he is friends with Donald Trump and definitely not close with Hillary? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
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