O’Reilly claimed Tuesday that he has done the “research” and found no evidence that Trump promotes “Caucasian dominance” ― which had some Twitter users wondering what passes for research for O’Reilly.
Trump was a leader of the “birther” movement that questioned the birthplace of former President Barack Obama. He has attacked immigrants ― especially Mexicans and Muslims ― and reportedly said “we should have more people from places like Norway.”
Yet O’Reilly wrote on his website that linking Trump to the white supremacy movement is “a cheap piece of political propaganda” and a “myth” akin to the Loch Ness Monster.
O’Reilly, who left Fox News in 2017 after it was revealed that he paid at least $45 million in total to settle multiple allegations of sexual harassment, also tweeted: “While researching my upcoming book ‘The United States of Trump,’ we could not find one example of the President discussing skin color in a pejorative way or promoting Caucasian dominance.”
O’Reilly’s tweet earned a “thank you” from the president. But it also had some 11,000 other replies ― and many of them were a lot like these: