Fox News hosts Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly engaged in a heated argument on Thursday over whether the phenomenon of income inequality “exists.” While Kelly insisted that it does and it has been worsening in recent years, in part due to government policy, O’Reilly insisted that income inequality is a permanent feature of free societies and to make it a campaign theme is dishonest.
“Listen, on the issue of income inequality, it’s a good issue for the Democrats because there is no question that it exists,” Kelly insisted.
“It’s always existed,” O’Reilly insisted.
“It’s worse now since 1920, according to the stats,” Kelly countered.
“You’re buying into this fraud, Kelly, and I’m very disappointed,” O’Reilly shot back.
“Income inequality exists in the country, Bill,” Kelly insisted.
O’Reilly made the case that income inequality is a feature of free economies and that there will always be inequality, but that the Democratic Party’s campaign on that phenomenon is based on a “myth.”
“You can’t get out of this income inequality situation by saying it doesn’t exist,” Kelly concluded.
Watch the clip below via Fox News:
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