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O’Reilly: ‘Establishment’ Pols and Press ‘Despise’ Trump For ‘Highlighting Dysfunctional System’

Fox News Channel “O’Reilly Factor” host Bill O’Reilly argued that “Many establishment politicians and press despise Trump for highlighting a dysfunctional system they themselves embrace” in his “Talking Points Commentary” segment on Monday.

O’Reilly said, “Now, it’s quite apparent that many voters are furious with craven, cowardly politicians, who don’t even try to solve problems, or even stand up against injustice. That’s why Trump has stolen the show so far. His slash-and-burn style appeals to voters who are fed up with a system that is essentially cowardly and dishonest. Trump hammers the establishment on the border chaos, lack of respect for America overseas, and the often disgraceful treatment of wounded vets. At this point, it really doesn’t matter whether Trump has specific solutions to vexing problems, it’s enough for millions of voters that he’s calling out the charlatans. Many establishment politicians and press despise Trump for highlighting a dysfunctional system they themselves embrace. But what Trump has really done, is stimulate political debate, a very good thing in republic that is losing power and respect at home and abroad. Even though it’s August, the country’s buzzing about politics, and some Republican contenders, who never would have reached a mass audience, have done so, largely thanks to Trump. They should send him flowers.”

O’Reilly continued, “Trumpmania is hurting at least one politician though, Hillary Clinton, whose machine is exactly the opposite of the open, vibrant debate the GOP is currently having. It seems this time around, folks are rejecting politics as usual, because problems are not being solved in Washington, and most of us know that. Moving forward, America needs a strong leader to ramp up the economy, secure the southern border, deal with rank injustice on our streets, and stop the Islamic jihadists who are running wild.”

Later, O’Reilly added that one of the two major themes of the campaign is “the Trump factor. How long can he go? About 25% of the Republican voters now support him, but that’s not enough to win. He’s now calling for the mass deportation of illegal aliens, a very tough view that brings up major constitutional problems concerning due process and anchor baby citizenship. You can’t punish folks for bad laws on the books. And believe me, the federal courts will never, never allow mass deportations, even if Congress changes the laws. Be that as it may, Trump has again trumped the field in media coverage simply by proposing policies some Americans desperately want to see. Bottom line, [it’s] simply impossible to ignore the mouth that roared, and that is driving many establishment folks crazy. Donald Trump is not really a Republican. He’s a Trumpian. But it doesn’t matter, does it? Because Trump has changed the election process, no matter what happens going forward.”

Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

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