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“If Bernie Sanders gets elected president, I’m fleeing,” O’Reilly said Thursday. “I’m going to Ireland, and they already know it.”
The long-running host of “The O’Reilly Factor” cited Sanders’ plan to increase taxes on the wealthy as his reason.
“I shouldn’t say it publicly because that will get Sanders more votes, but I’m not going to pay 90 percent of my income to that guy,” he said. “I’m sorry, I’m not doing it.”
O’Reilly also said that attacks from Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, alleging Sanders wants to dismantle Medicare and ObamaCare are misleading.
“He wants to dismantle it in the sense that it would be BernieCare, and it would be much more than it is now,” he said.
Sanders is currently running neck-and-neck with Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire.
But he still trails the former secretary of State nationally by 8.6 percent, according to a RealClearPolitics average poll.