O'Reilly: Obama's Policies, Support of BLM Are Fueling National Divide
President Obama's commencement speech to Howard University on Saturday addressed the division that the country is experiencing.
In tonight's Talking Points Memo, O'Reilly said that race relations are now on the decline, and Obama's policies haven't helped. In fact, they've helped give rise to Donald Trump.
"The president made a passing reference to middle-aged white guys and how they should be understood," O'Reilly said. "But at this point, words are meaningless."
He said the "Obama doctrine of income redistribution" has made white working males feel alienated by the government, and that these voters have jumped on the Trump bandwagon.
O'Reilly also said Obama made a big rhetorical mistake during his speech by praising young black activists, including the Black Lives Matter movement.
"That kind of stuff just drives people away from Barack Obama and those who believe as he does," O'Reilly said.
He said that Black Lives Matter is a "radical group that has little use for free speech, as both Bernie Sanders and the Clintons have found out," playing clips of the candidates getting interrupted by BLM activists.
He said that expressing support for the group creates a wedge between his supporters and more traditional Americans, again fueling the rise of a candidate like Donald Trump.]
"Until those in power stop pandering and begin developing tough, fair-to-all policies, the growing divide will keep growing."
Watch the full commentary above.