Fox’s Bill O’Reilly opened his show Wednesday night by explaining to two African-American guests why it was in Black voters’ best interests to vote for Donald Trump.
O’Reilly asked defense attorney Andell Brown why African-American voters didn’t reason that “we had a Black president who didn’t really help us very much, Democratic party hasn’t really helped us very much. Maybe we go supply-side economics and go look for a guy that’s gonna stimulate the economy and that perhaps might be better. Why don’t they do that?”
Brown noted that it was important to consider Trump’s history, specifically his re-tweeting an inaccurate crime statistic that gave readers the impression that “Black people killed 81% of white people,” Brown said.
O’Reilly acknowledged that Trump was “foolish” to disseminate a “fallacious stat.” But he maintained that Trump was the wiser choice, if only voters would consider his economic proposals.
“African-Americans are not looking at both sides,” O’Reilly averred. “They’ve written him off.”
You can watch the full exchange above, courtesy of Fox News.
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Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.
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