Bill O’Reilly Tried To Counsel Donald Trump Over Refugees And ISIS, And It Did Not Go Well

11.24.15 2 years ago 9 Comments

On Monday evening, Donald Trump paid a visit to The O’Reilly Factor where the host tried to counsel Trump over his inflammatory ways. O’Reilly is a crotchety fellow, but even he thinks Trump travels too far into controversy. This on-air therapy session was not a productive one. O’Reilly tried to persuade Trump to soften his harsh stance on Syrian refugees:

“If it were me, and I was running as a Republican, instead of saying, ‘I don’t want ’em,’ I would say, ‘I’ll take some women and children, and they have to be properly vetted by the FBI, not homeland security, because we don’t trust them, but I will take some women and children who are languishing in these camps.’ That puts a human face on it and doesn’t put us in danger. Wouldn’t that be a smarter strategy?”

Trump did not agree, and he pointed towards the Boston bombing suspects (Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19) as evidence that “children” cannot be trusted. O’Reilly pushed forward to tell Trump he was bothered by the GOP’s candidate’s habit of retweeting misleading crime statistics, including this now-deleted tweet:

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