Bill O’Reilly Deals With Donald Trump And Alleged Illegal Immigrant Voters
Bill O’Reilly had a lot on his mind Monday evening during The O’Reilly Factor. One of the many topics he covered was the fact that Donald Trump claimed that millions of illegal immigrants voted illegally.
“Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that he believes millions of illegal aliens voted in the presidential election. Immediately, he was mocked and scorned by those who don’t like him,” O’Reilly said, adding that he couldn’t verify if Trump’s statement contains any truth at all.
O’Reilly said that he can certainly say there is an amazing amount of confusion over illegal aliens voting. He noted that California, along with 11 other states, gives illegal aliens licenses to drive. That automatically registers them to vote.
“You must provide documentation to prove you are here legally. You need a social security number. That can be done by a computer. And as we all know, phony social security numbers are rampant,” O’Reilly continued, and explained that in California and other states, illegal immigrants get a stamp on their licenses with the “Federal Limits Apply” label.
The Fox News star says that nobody is checking, and it is not hard to game the system.
“It is not inconceivable that millions of illegal aliens did vote on November 8, but it is not a fact either, at least at this point,” O’Reilly summarized. However, the Washington Post says that this is all a Twitter-born conspiracy theory.
“In fact, this claim that millions of illegal immigrants voted is itself the result of a random tweet. On Nov. 13, Gregg Phillips, a former Texas Health and Human Services Commission deputy commissioner, tweeted about there being three million votes that were cast by non-citizens.”
Bill O’Reilly then had Fox News analyst Charles Krauthammer talk about the election controversy.
“Well of course he’s not going to be able to back it up, and it’s like Jill Stein saying in Wisconsin and Michigan — there could have been fraud. There could have been a systematic cyber-attack,” Krauthhammer indicated, adding that there could have been a lot of things that happened, but that doesn’t make them true.
Krauthammer made a joke about how there could have been aliens circling the earth on election day to use their ray guns in order to change the ballots. Bill O’Reilly thought Krauthammer was over-explaining the “could have been” theory and that, in reality, many illegal immigrants were able to vote since they could easily get away with it. Then, they both agreed that Trump should have changed his wording to say that millions of illegal immigrants might have voted instead of stating it as an outright fact.
Bill then went into the story with Jill Stein and how she’s trying to rig the election results.
“I ignored the story because I don’t think anything is going to come out of it, and I don’t want to give this woman attention,” O’Reilly explained and added that she should go on PBS and have a nice career.
Krauthammer himself thought the situation was a joke and a fundraising scam for her party. He thought that if she really cared about the outcome in Wisconsin and Michigan, she wouldn’t have campaigned there and wouldn’t have taken away votes that would have otherwise gone to Hillary.
Others have stated that Hillary might have been able to win Michigan and Wisconsin if it wasn’t for Jill Stein, who Krauthammer referred to as the “Ralph Nader of 2016.” Many have accused Stein of wasting taxpayer money.
What do you make of the new vote count controversy? Do you agree with Bill O’Reilly and Charles Krauthammer that this is all a scam? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
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