After Making Racist Remarks Towards Her, Bill O'Reilly Attacks Rep. Maxine Waters' Patriotism

After Making Racist Remarks Towards Her, Bill O'Reilly Attacks Rep. Maxine Waters' Patriotism

O'Reilly Accuses Waters Of Not Understanding What She’s Criticizing And Attacks “The Entitlement System That Maxine Waters Loves So Much”

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From the March 28 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:

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BILL O'REILLY (HOST): A liberal congresswoman attacks President Trump. That is the subject of this evening's Talking Points Memo. For years, Maxine Waters, Democrat from California, has been an outspoken left-wing voice highlighting the oppression she believes black Americans experience.

Talking Points believes Ms. Waters is totally sincere in her belief system, and although many Americans disagree with her extremism at times, she deserves a hearing and should not be marginalized by political opponents. In fact, I made that mistake this morning on Fox & Friends. I said it in a simple jest that the congressman's hair distracted me. Well, that was stupid, I apologize. It had no place in the conversation.

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O'REILLY: Now, it would be instructive for Mrs. Waters to come on The Factor to define her beef. What is bothering her about President Trump? But of course, she will not do that. Way too risky, because she would be challenged by me, and she does not want to be challenged.

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O'REILLY: So, what exactly is Maxine Waters talking about when she says Mr. Trump is dangerous for America? I have no idea, and I don't think Mrs. Waters has any clue either. She is just spouting the left-wing company line, and anyone who disagrees with her -- well, she doesn't brook disagreement. That is not patriotism, madam, that's demagoguery.

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O'REILLY: In order to succeed in this country, you must be self-reliant, not dependent on the entitlement system that Maxine Waters loves so much. You must work hard. You must learn and develop a skill off the knowledge that you acquire in school. And you must be honest. That is the message Congresswoman Waters and others should be spreading. Patriotism comes in many forms. Questioning the patriotism of others and bashing a new president isn't patriotic, it's useless.

Previously:

Media Matters President Angelo Carusone: Bill O’Reilly’s “Apology” Is Meaningless And He Should Be Fired

Bill O'Reilly: I "Didn't Hear A Word" Rep. Maxine Waters Said Because Of Her "James Brown Wig"

Bill O’Reilly’s History Of Racism

Trump Ally Michael Savage Wants Rep. Maxine Waters Charged With "Sedition"
 

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