O’Reilly attributes Trump’s rise to ‘white grievance’ vote

By Cheryl Chumley

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Fox News star Bill O’Reilly told his national audience the Republican presidential primary front-runner, Donald Trump, was gaining big in the polls due largely to “angry” white males who felt disenfranchised these past few years.

Specifically, he said, during his “Talking Points Memo” segment: “White grievance and the Republican Party. That is the subject of this evening’s Talking Points memo. All the polls say the same thing. Donald Trump’s rise is being fueled largely by white men who are both angry and furiously angry with both political parties. At this point, 47 percent of Republican women say they will not vote for Donald Trump according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC poll. So it’s the guys who have catapulted the candidate to the top of the Republican Party pick.”

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O’Reilly cited a Kaiser Family Foundation study that found 61 percent of blacks in the country think the demise of family in their communities is the reason for economic instability.

Whites, on the other hand, see illegal immigration as doing the same.

“Their refrain is often, I want my country back,” O’Reilly said, Breitbart reported. “These voters are tired of seeing welfare doled out to people who are not motivated to succeed or even American citizens. They are angry that terrorism is not being contained. They see the Republican Party as largely cowardly in the face of political correctness. The white grievance crew also believes they are being oppressed economically and that nobody is looking out for them.”

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And then O’Reilly pointed to Trump, riding onto the political scene as if he were the savior of these disgruntled.

“Enter Donald Trump,” he said, “who vividly reflects that anger and who has criticized his own party for being weak. Now, both the black and the white grievance movements have some legitimate points. There is no question that in poor black neighborhoods, schools are generally deficient because the property tax base which supports the schools is low.”

O’Reilly also mentioned the failure of the Republican Party to pass Kate’s law, which would have doled out punishments for illegals who commit felonies but don’t deport.

“In general, Republican politicians did not raise the flag on this issue,” he said. “I mean, when you control both houses of Congress, as Republicans do, and you cannot get a just law like Kate’s law passed … Donald Trump is tapped into that chaos.”

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