Watch: O'Reilly Defends Hillary Clinton and Trump's Head Nearly Explodes
As Republicans jump ship following the fallout of the now infamous Hollywood Access (Trump) tape, the nominee is spiraling down a dark path.
“You tweeted today, ‘it is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to,’” Bill O’Reilly reminded Trump in his first national interview since the second presidential debate.
“What did you mean by that?” O’Reilly asked.
Trump's tweet came in response to the fact that GOP Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced he would no longer defend Trump on Tuesday.
To O'Reilly, Trump kept incorrectly insisting that Ryans support for “open borders” was at odds with his base.
“Frankly, the only one that Obama negotiates well with is Paul Ryan,” Trump said.
O’Reilly still wasn’t understanding the “shackles” bit.
“What are you going to do?” the host asked. “Are you going to be more outspoken? You’re about as blunt as they come in political circles.”
“I don’t think so,” Trump said.
He also disagreed with O’Reilly on developing a strategy for winning back “women [voters] who were offended by the recent exposition from Access Hollywood.”
“Have you a plan to get those women back?” O’Reilly asked.
Trump did not.
“First of all, locker room talk,” Trump said in response, reciting his stock claim about his recorded bragging about sexually assaulting women.
“What women want is they want secure borders, they want safety, they want law and order… they want justice for all, they want a lot of things everybody else wants,” Trump diverted.
Trump then went down the familiar road of blaming Hillary Clinton for women’s lack of safety, despite severely lagging behind her with the demographic. And Bill O’Reilly, just six minutes into the interview, lost patience.
"When you’re Secretary of State, and I’m not making excuses, you’re working for the boss [meaning President Obama],” O’Reilly said of Clinton. Trump did not like that interjection.
“Hold it Bill,” Trump ranted.
“That’s on Obama,” O’Reilly repeated. “When you’re President, you’re going to tell your Secretary of State and they’ll do it or you’ll fire them.”
Trump’s chances of becoming president are dwindling every day.