Watch: O'Reilly Admits to Colbert That Trump's 'Anti-Illegal Immigrant Stuff Is B.S.'
On “The Late Show” last night, Bill O’Reilly had one of the most concise examples for the rise of Trump—and it only took a few minutes for the crowd to start booing him. “Now, you’ve known Trump for years, I understand you’ve shared vanilla milkshakes with him—that you try to entice him to come back to the Fox debate,” "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert told Bill O'Reilly, host of Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor."
“Yeah, I bought him a couple of milkshakes because he never has any money,” O’Reilly joked. But is Trump ready to be president—or at least the presidential nominee?
“I’m not arrogant enough to say that this person or that person isn’t qualified," O'Reilly said. But everyone knows that O'Reilly is plenty arrogant enough.
"The people in the Republican Party want Donald Trump for one reason, they want to blow the whole establishment up. That’s why he’s gotten where he’s gotten," O'Reilly explained, beginning to take on his familiar hectoring tone. "Republicans are angry because they perceive progressive Americans (your crew ... Colbert's crew) as winning the culture war ... the culture is changing, and they don’t like it.”
The crowd cheered.
“The culture always changes," Colbert pointed out, accurately. "You don’t speak middle English.”
“They don’t like what the country is becoming," O'Reilly explained.
When Colbert prodded him for an example, O'Reilly's pick was, of course, specious and unique: the sad case of Kate Steinle, the young woman murdered in San Francisco by a criminal who also happened to be an undocumented immigrant who had entered the country several times illegally. How this is symbolic of the trending change in "culture" was not at all clear.
But it was do-nothing Republican leaders that O'Reilly was after, those who won't pass a law upping the penalties for repeat illegal entrances into the country because they insist on attaching other measures to the bill.
“The Republican leadership wouldn’t get behind it," O'Reilly admitted.
“But why not?" asked Colbert, especially since "Trump is running very successfully on an anti-illegal immigrant platform.”
“But it’s all B.S. and the folks know it," O'Reilly told him.
“Trump’s B.S.?" Colbert asked.
“The anti-illegal alien stuff is B.S.” confirmed O'Reilly.
Hmmm, wonder what else is B.S.