The Republican Convention is underway, and Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly are doing their best to make their audiences almost feel like they are at the convention.
On Wednesday evening, O’Reilly began his show by noting that the main theme of the evening was “Make America First Again.” Bill noted how amazing and organized the police were. In fact, O’Reilly was able to walk around earlier in the day without any troubles. He then played his viewers a few minutes of a speech from Laura Ingraham, who has been one of conservative radio’s biggest personalities over the past 15 years.
Laura talked about being a mom of three and how she is supporting Donald Trump because she doesn’t want to leave her kids with a country that is worse off than what her parents left her with. She talked about all the struggles her parents went through in order to provide her with a good education.
Ingraham hit a chord with O’Reilly and the audience when she talked about the lack of respect for our government, our police force, and the rule of law. Ingraham basically said we have to save our country from its downfall.
Mr. O’Reilly then introduced his Talking Points Memo segment, which dealt with the racial divide in America and how mostly whites were voting for Trump and a majority of minorities were going to vote for Clinton no matter what.
“Donald Trump is dominating among white male voters, but not doing that well with blacks and Latinos,” O’Reilly said, before showing voting patterns from 2012.
“There are about 11 million more eligible voters today than there were in 2012 and almost 75 percent of those new voters are minorities,” the Fox News host continued, before stating what just about everybody else has observed: Donald Trump needs white voters to turn out in incredible numbers if he wants to win.
Megyn Kelly has talked about demographics before on The Kelly File, particularly noting that Donald Trump is lacking female voters. Tonight, she talked with Dr. Ben Carson about why he chose to endorse Donald Trump, and how he eventually forgave Trump for all the bad things he said.
“Well, because it’s not about me. If it was about me, I would never be able to get over it. This is about our country. This is about what happens with our children and our grandchildren,” Carson told Megyn Kelly.
If one remembers, Dr. Ben Carson was the candidate Megyn Kelly tried to push the most during her show while she was feuding with Donald Trump at the same time. Kelly’s coverage of Trump is far more objective these days.
As Megyn Kelly noted, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are very close in the polls right now. Reuters has more specific news on this.
“Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump narrowed his deficit to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to seven percentage points from 15 points late last week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday.”
The article adds that the poll included 1,069 voters and had a credibility interval and a measure of accuracy within three percentage points. In the most recent Rasmussen poll, which deals only with likely voters, Trump is ahead of Clinton by 7 percent.
The upcoming election promises to be one of the most bitter and divisive in history. It remains to be seen if cable talk show hosts such as Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly could have a significant influence on voters.
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