O'Reilly: Trump 'Helped Himself Greatly' With Address to Congress
In his Talking Points Memo tonight, Bill O'Reilly said that President Trump "helped himself greatly" with his address to Congress last night.
O'Reilly pointed out that a snap poll after the event found that 78 percent of viewers felt the speech was positive, compared to 21 percent who said it was negative.
Similarly, he said, 69 percent reported that Trump made them feel more optimistic, and just 28 said he made them feel more pessimistic.
O'Reilly said there's no question that many fair-minded people came away from the address impressed, but that didn't stop the "anti-Trump brigade."
Rachel Maddow claimed that Trump spent a big portion of his speech trying to tell the country what "vicious, murdering criminals" immigrants are.
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) said that Trump relished saying "radical Islamic terror," making sure to "stick it to Islam."
Comedian Kathy Griffin said Trump is "embarrassing" and he just says one hateful thing after another.
O'Reilly said that type of hateful rhetoric from the left is what's actually "embarrassing."
"Let me correct that," O'Reilly said. "It's not embarrassing. It's sad."
"President Trump helped himself greatly last night. His base applauded his presentation throughout, independents broke his way and he gained credibility among some those who might have been doubtful."
Watch the full Talking Points Memo above.