Bill O'Reilly Blames President Obama For The Rise Of Donald Trump
O'Reilly: "The Common Denominator, Is Barack Obama"
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From the March 10 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:
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BILL O'REILLY (HOST): So I don't think the president is ever going it cop to the fact that we live in a polarized country and he is responsible for much of that polarization. Out of the polarization rises one Donald Trump. Correct?
I think he caused it in the sense that he implanted, Mary Anne, in the minds of conservative Americans, an anger. They don't like him. They don't like what he has done. There isn't anything they like about him. And that anger is reflected by Donald Trump.
O'REILLY: What I heard the president say, Andrea, is that look, you are not going to lay this on me because I really didn't have anything to do with it. And I disagree 100 percent with that. If you had had a mainstream Democrat president, say a Bill Clinton who I believe was kind of mainstream. You wouldn't have the unbelievable anger that you do have on the part of the conservatives who don't think that the Republican hierarchy is angry enough against President Obama.
ANDREA TANTAROS: I think that they are angry at President Obama. That's the one thing that Republicans can agree on.
TANTAROS: Republicans across the board, Bill.
O'REILLY: You think Mitch McConnell and these guys --
TANTAROS: Yes. But if you talk to Republicans, Bill, if you poll Republican voters now, the resounding answers are, yes, they are upset at Barack Obama, but they are more upset --
O'REILLY: That's because the establishment didn't do enough against Obama. Don't you see?
TANTAROS: Yes. Then whose fault is that?
O'REILLY: It's the establishment's fault.
TANTAROS: Exactly. That's my point.
O'REILLY: But it's all driven, the common denominator, is Barack Obama, Mary Anne. He is the common -- that's where you start. Ground zero.