During an interview with “Late Night” host Seth Meyers on Wednesday, Bill O’Reilly admitted that he admired President Barack Obama for all that he has accomplished in his life, in spite of all the challenges he faced. However, he credited all of it to America, not the hard work the president put in to achieve so much.
O’Reilly went on to question the hate Fox News viewers hold for Obama, blaming it on emotions instead of rational thoughts: “It’s all about emotion, you know, I don’t think it’s about rational thought. I think the people who like President Obama love him no matter what he does and they don’t like him, he could walk across Lake Huron and they wouldn’t like him. So, I don’t like that emotional evaluation of people. I know Barack Obama, I’ve interviewed him three times. I think he’s a patriot, I’ve said that.” O’Reilly said that he doesn’t like his policies, not the person, and that people shouldn’t be hateful.
O’Reilly, however, had a different opinion about the Black Lives Matter group, calling it a “destructive movement.”
“If you look at the Black Lives Matter leadership, it’s a movement based upon that America is inherently an evil country based on white superiority, alright, that’s what they believe. They don’t want to solve the problem, they want to break the system down,” O’Reilly said.
Martin Luther King, Jr. “would never be in Black Lives Matter,” O’Reilly said. “Because it’s too volatile.”
He then then pointed out how BLM protesters were throwing rocks at police and burning stores down. “If there’s a legitimate grievance, let’s bring it to the floor, debate it, and solve it and I think that’s what Dr. King would want.”