Bill O'Reilly: Trump 'Perhaps' Doesn't Know Enough History To Discuss Nazis

Bill O'Reilly

Bill O’Reilly

"She worked her way up from being a reporter, and now she's making good money, and she's in a good position".

"He's very loyal to his friends", O'Reilly said. I'm busy" - but added, "I watched the Putin interview because I want to interview Putin.

Bill O'Reilly came to the defense of former Fox News colleague Megyn Kelly in the course of an extended interview posted online early Wednesday. "I don't get [the media criticism]", O'Reilly told THR.

O'Reilly said he was not interested in badmouthing Fox News. It doesn't matter how much evidence she had, he was going to deny it.

The former "Kelly File" host's new Sunday show is on hiatus during the National Football League season and NBC's upcoming Winter Olympics coverage, but will return in spring. So I don't get it. Kelly, a Syracuse native and Syracuse University alumna, will begin her new daily morning show "Megyn Kelly Today" as part of the "Today" show at 9 a.m. on September 25.

Speaking about politics, O'Reilly said President Donald Trump's mistake in his remarks about the Charlottesville violence "was that you can never under any circumstances equate Nazis with anyone else".

"If you understand history - and I think Trump does to some extent, but not perhaps to the extent that is needed in this day and age - when you understand the evil that happened in the '30s and '40s in Germany, in Europe and even in Japan, really, truly understand it, you can't make comments about it in any other context other than, this is pure evil", he said. People rallied to that because they're exhausted of the automaton politicians. He was thinking, 'I saw on television bad people, Nazis, neo-Nazis, but I also saw antifa people bring weapons to the park and look for trouble.' He saw it, so he said it without stepping back and saying, 'You know what? "And that's why he got hammered".

But the big question remains: Will we see O'Reilly on TV again? He spent more than 20 years on the air with Fox News.

One America News Network pulled a job offer to O'Reilly in June after salary negotiations slowed.

Of the interview, O'Reilly said: "Well, Putin is scary".

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