O’Reilly: ‘Obama Has Polarized the Country as Much as Richard Nixon Did’

Monday on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” host Bill O’Reilly used his “Talking Points Memo” segment to discuss the divisiveness in American politics, which he argued had led to the rise of outsider candidates like Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

According to O’Reilly, it is the polarization created by President Barack Obama that is to blame for and he likened it to one of Obama’s predecessors, former President Richard Nixon.

“It is not a stretch to say that Barack Obama has polarized the USA as much as Richard Nixon did,” O’Reilly said.

And that is why O’Reilly said Sanders and Trump are enjoying the success they are in this stage of the presidential campaign.

“We are living in turbulent times,” O’Reilly added. “The USA is embracing political figures like Trump and Sanders, which just a few years ago would have been unthinkable … Even if those guys do not prevail, America is now a deeply divided and politically unhappy place where anything could happen.”

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