'File It Under Amazing Fantasy': O'Reilly Looks at Sanders' Promises to Voters
Many followers of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders don’t really care whether the two men can deliver on their political promises, Bill O’Reilly said in his Talking Points Memo tonight.
“It’s their tone, point of view and philosophy that is mesmerizing millions of voters,” he said.
“Because, the truth is, Sanders and Trump will not be able to do some of the things they are promising.”
O’Reilly weighed in on the five key promises of each candidate, starting with Trump’s proposed U.S.-Mexico wall.
While constructing a barrier along the border is possible, the GOP front-runner’s calls to make Mexico pay are not, said the Factor host.
“Mexico will not pay for the wall, no matter what a President Trump might threaten.”
O’Reilly said that Trump’s calls to deport up to 12 million illegal immigrants would likely be blocked by the courts, as would his proposed temporary ban on Muslims entering the country.
On the other hand, Trump’s vow of a trade war if China doesn’t stop devaluing its currency is “on solid ground,” he added.
O’Reilly also broke down Bernie Sanders’ calls to “break up the big banks” and impose significantly higher taxes, which he said would be sharply rebuked by Congress or the courts.
Meanwhile, his promise to defeat ISIS by somehow convincing Muslim nations to launch ground attacks against them can be filed “under amazing fantasy or wishful thinking,” he added.
In conclusion, Trump could probably do about two out of the five things he is promising, while Sanders is zero for five, said O’Reilly.
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