O'Reilly Agrees With Trump That “African-American Kids Are In Worse Shape Now Than They've Ever Been And We Have A Black President”
Bill O'Reilly Responds: “The Culture Is Driving That”
From the June 16 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:
O'REILLY: Now, let's turn to domestic issues. The reason that we have income inequality, while you make an enormous amount of money and other people don't, is because you are very well educated. You look out your window here, Trump Towers, you look over to Harlem. You got kids who don't know anything with bad parents and terrible public schools.
TRUMP: Big problem.
O'REILLY: How are you going to fix it?
TRUMP: The African-American kids are in worse shape now than they have ever been and we have a black president. This was not supposed to happen. You have to create incentives for people to work. You have to create jobs. We have to create the kind of economy where people can go out and work, where they're making more money than sitting back and doing nothing.
O'REILLY: But that's the federal government creation. You have to get the private sector to do that.
TRUMP: You can stimulate through incentives. You can do tax-free zones.
O'Reilly: But to make the kids learn in school. What incentive are you going to do?
TRUMP: Well you have been saying it -- you need parents. Nothing like parents.
O'REILLY: You can't mandate good parenting.
TRUMP: It's a huge problem. I would sit down with the best and the brightest. I also happen to think it's one of the most difficult problems that we have. But we have a president that, in theory, should have been focused on this and I'm sure he cares about it, but he certainly did a poor job. Because, if you are an African-American youth right now, you're in worse shape than you practically ever were in the history of this country.
O'REILLY: The culture is driving that. (emphasis added)
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