O'Reilly: 'Hardcore Socialist' Bernie Sanders Will Never Be President
In his Talking Points Memo tonight, Bill O'Reilly reacted to Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign gaining momentum.
O'Reilly pointed out that Hillary Clinton's campaign is "tottering," while Sanders comes across as energetic, honest and unlike the usual "phony politician."
"The problem is, old Bernie, 74, really is a hardcore socialist," O'Reilly said.
O'Reilly explained that the Vermont senator backs at least $18 trillion in new federal spending over the next decade and also wants to raise taxes in America by $20 trillion over that same period.
"If Sanders begins taxing American corporations more, many of them will simply leave the country, taking thousands of jobs with them," O'Reilly said. "The more money you take away from individuals, the less they spend in the marketplace. The more money you take away from companies, the less they hire and and the less research they will do."
O'Reilly said that even if Sanders were elected president, he would never get his proposals passed in Congress, but he could do a lot of damage by executive order alone.
He said that many Americans buy into Sanders' message because they have no clue what he really stands for and aren't familiar with his record in Congress. Plus, they're getting nervous about Clinton's numerous ethical dilemmas.
"If the senator does win the Democratic nomination - still not likely - that would be a GOP dream. America will never go socialist."
Watch the full Talking Points Memo above.