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O’Reilly Mocks Obama’s ‘Rope-A-Dope’ Strategy On Letterman: Needs To Tell America ‘What The Hell’s Going On’

Bill O’Reilly returns to his good friend David Letterman‘s couch tonight and in this preview from their interview, he tries to explain why President Obama is poised to have (in Letterman’s words) “a lousy summer.”

“He’s got problems on a lot of fronts,” O’Reilly said, “and I think the president’s got to be more assertive in explaining to the American people what the hell’s going on.” O’Reilly said that Obama’s reluctance to speak to the American people about issues like Benghazi, the IRS and NSA surveillance is all part of a larger “strategy.”

“He thinks that the American public is so distracted by all the machines, and the iPads and phones,” O’Reilly said, “that they’ll forget about it, they’ll get bored about it, and you can ride it out. It’s the rope-a-dope strategy.”

“I have a feeling that’s not what he’s thinking,” Letterman replied to laughter from his audience.

“When have I ever been wrong on this program?” O’Reilly asked. The last time he was on the Late Show, O’Reilly told Letterman, in reference to Obama’s drone program, “You gotta trust your government to some extent. Let them have a little bit of room.” O’Reilly “trust” of the government has eroded a bit in recent weeks with the revelations about the NSA.

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