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Bill O'Reilly: Americans Don't Support 'Dark Left' Protests

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Monday, 02 July 2018 09:05 PM

Political commentator and author Bill O'Reilly on Monday discounted the political impact of massive protests last Saturday against the Trump administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy that led to the separation of more than 2,000 children from their illegal immigrant parents.

In remarks on Newsmax TV's "Newsmax Now," O'Reilly said the organizers were part of "the Dark Left" that helped organize the Women's March at President Donald Trump's inauguration.

"The Dark Left is basically a bunch of organizations funded by very wealthy individuals like George Soros who mobilized immediately on the Internet and got the activists on the far left out to where they want them," he said.

"So, even though President Trump signed an executive order that said the federal government will not separate children from their guardians when they come across the border illegally, even though that happened, they still wanted a mass demonstration."

According to O'Reilly, the activists demonstrated "because they don't want Trump to be re-elected, and they wanted to say to all immigrants in this country: 'He hates you.'"

But O'Reilly said the demonstrations are not indicative of what most Americans believe.

"The polls show that most Americans want to secure our border, and they don't want rampant illegal immigration," he said.

O'Reilly took particular aim at Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., for demanding the end to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

"So, you're going to do away with ICE – then who enforces immigration law?" he asked. "What's their answer? They don't have an answer. There is no answer."

He added, however, "it's better for President Trump" if the critics continue their calls "because any Independent voters are going to think 'this is too crazy' . . . so that'll help Trump."

Though O’Reilly believes the furor over family separation will die down because the separation policy has ended, and it will not impact the November elections, he warns the economy will have to remain strong if Republicans are to continue their majority in Washington.

"I think it's going to be a very very difficult election on both sides – and a lot has to do with how the stock market holds up," he said, adding if the stock market "goes over the cliff . . . a lot of traditional Americans who would ordinarily vote for him are going to get hurt on their 401 retirement plans."

"I think both parties better not get too wildly enthusiastic about anything, because it's going to be a brawl," he said.

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