O'Reilly: Trump's 'Brilliant' Strategy Has Confounded His Critics
In his Talking Points Memo tonight, Bill O'Reilly said that Donald Trump has dominated the Republican presidential primary race for two reasons.
First, he's chosen hot button issues - like the economy and illegal immigration - and simplified them for voters. Second, when anyone attacks him, he fires back with fiery rhetoric that most politicians would never consider using.
"Even if you don't like Mr. Trump, you have to admit the strategy's been brilliant and he would not be leading in the polls today if he had not employed it," O'Reilly said.
He said that after months of watching Trump's poll numbers go up, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz finally decided to start using fiery rhetoric of their own to attack the front-runner.
Despite that, O'Reilly said, Trump continues to dominate the polls and the media coverage, and he's on track to prevail in most of the Super Tuesday states.
"If Trump is actually the Republican nominee, we can expect a media assault on him that will be unprecedented in America," O'Reilly said. "Believe me, the press is just waiting."
He said the final question is if Trump can bring in millions of new voters to overcome his deficit among minorities, the press and others who may not like him.
"Trump says he can do it. And he has confounded his critics thus far."
Watch the full commentary above.