With less than a week to go before election day, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly is suggesting that the president of the United States doesn’t like half of the country because African Americans have a “grievance against whites.”
Conservative radio host Dennis Miller explained to O’Reilly on Thursday that President Barack Obama had “squandered” the public’s affection for him after the last election.
Miller opined that Obama and President Richard Nixon were the only two presidents in his lifetime “who seemed to actively dislike half the population of the country.”
“I look at Barack Obama and think, you know, I don’t sense he likes half this country,” Miller said. “And I think that’s coming back to bite him in the tookus.”
“Do you think it has anything to do with grievance?” O’Reilly wondered. “Because in some African-American communities there is a grievance against whites who aren’t sympathetic to their cause. And that may be driving a little bit of it. So there are some African Americans who believe the reason that they’re not prospering as a community, alright, is because society hasn’t done enough, and the reason society hasn’t done enough is because of rich white guys.”
“No, I don’t think of it like that with Obama,” Miller shrugged. “I think of him as one of those intelligentsia swells who looks down on people who he thinks aren’t up to speed intellectually with him. So, I don’t get a color thing off him.”
Watch this video from Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor via Media Matters, broadcast Oct. 31, 2012.