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Bill O’Reilly says ‘the left wants power taken away from the white establishment’

Dylan Stableford
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Bill O’Reilly used the “Talking Points” segment on his Fox News show Tuesday night to weigh in on the ongoing debate over the Electoral College, claiming those who’d like to see the system abolished are motivated by race.

“This is all about race,” O’Reilly said. “The left sees white privilege in America as an oppressive force that must be done away with. Therefore white working-class voters must be marginalized, and what better way to do that than center the voting power in the cities.”

The “Factor” host told his viewers that he’s one of the rare pundits exposing the truth about progressives.

“Very few commentators will tell you that the heart of liberalism in America is based on race,” O’Reilly said. “It permeates almost every issue — that white men have set up a system of oppression and that system must be destroyed.”

O'Reilly (Fox News)
Bill O’Reilly (Photo: Courtesy of Fox News)

Donald Trump clinched the election over Hillary Clinton by winning the Electoral College, collecting 306 electoral votes — 36 more than the 270 needed to win the presidency. Clinton, though, is on target to win the popular vote by more than 2.8 million votes over Trump, a fact that still irks the president-elect.

“I would have done even better in the election, if that is possible, if the winner was based on popular vote — but would campaign differently,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday. (The real estate mogul has said he would have campaigned harder in New York and California “and won even bigger and more easily.”)

If the Electoral College were abolished, O’Reilly said, presidential candidates “could simply campaign in the nation’s largest states and cities — New York, L.A., Chicago, Houston — and rack up enough votes to pretty much win any election. That’s what the left wants, because in the large urban areas and blue states like New York and California, minorities are substantial.”

“Neutralizing the largely white rural areas in the Midwest and South will assure liberal politicians get power and keep it,” he continued. “White men have largely abandoned the Democrats, and the left believes this is because of racism — that they want to punish minorities and keep them down.”

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O’Reilly added: “The left wants power taken away from the white establishment, and they want a profound change in the way America is run.”

The segment provoked a strong reaction on Twitter, with people mocking O’Reilly for revealing his true thoughts about race.

Others, though, noted that O’Reilly has brought up the woes of the “white establishment” before.

Still, as one astute Twitter user observed, O’Reilly has also changed his talking points to fit the narrative surrounding Trump’s victory.