From the April 5 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:
BILL O'REILLY (HOST): When you use a word racial arsonist, okay, that conjures up to me David Duke and these kinds of people who their sole reason for being is to run down blacks or Hispanics or Muslims or whatever.
TAVIS SMILEY: And it took Mr. Trump too long -- it took Mr. Trump too long to come around to denouncing one David Duke and others when they came out to support him.
O'REILLY: You make mistakes and so do I. That doesn't mean --
SMILEY: Bill, that's not a mistake. That's not a mistake. Listen, you live your life --
O'REILLY: I've known the man for a long time. I've never seen the man do anything racial.
SMILEY: You live your life by a certain set of immutable principles. I live by life by a certain set of immutable principles. And when you live your life by a certain set of principles there are some mistakes that you just don't make. It's fundamentally who you are --
O'REILLY: I don't know about that.
SMILEY: And this election is fundamentally immutable what kind of nation who the nation we are going to be.
O'REILLY: All I can tell you is I have known the man a long time and I have never seen him cast aspersions at any group at all.
SMILEY: You might not have seen it but the rest of the country has all during this campaign.
O'REILLY: But I've been around him much more than the rest of the country.