Fox News host Bill O’Reilly is under fire today (and trending nationally) over comments he made on his show Tuesday night fact-checking Michelle Obama’s claim that slaves helped build the White House.
O’Reilly found what she said to be true — which it is — but went on to add that the slaves were “well fed and had decent lodging”:
— POLITICO (@politico) July 27, 2016
American slavery was a moral abomination.
End of story.
What the hell was O'Reilly thinking? https://t.co/WGn0qt8cAX
— CNN Is Hitler (@NolteNC) July 27, 2016
For his next hot historical take, Bill O'Reilly will tell us about the free dental care at Auschwitz https://t.co/WTdwQ1oGAL
— Leon Wolf (@LeonHWolf) July 27, 2016
Bill O'Reilly – time to retire. We'll give you the benefit of the doubt on this and assume you had a small stroke https://t.co/u9aM38r0OQ
— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) July 27, 2016
Former RNC chairman Michael Steele weighed in as well:
There are no words. https://t.co/uPa563upar
— Michael Steele (@MichaelSteele) July 27, 2016
Here’s the video. The statement about the slaves being “well fed” by the government comes at the end:
— Matt Wilstein (@TheMattWilstein) July 27, 2016