Bill O’Reilly: Hillary Clinton wants to face Trump in 2024
Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly suggested Hillary Clinton wants to run for president again and could face former President Trump in the 2024 election.
“Hillary Clinton wants the nomination. She knows the Biden administration is falling apart, which is why you’re seeing her surface right now,” O’Reilly said Tuesday while appearing on Dan Abrams’s primetime show on NewsNation. “So it could be a replay. But voters make up their own mind.”
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Clinton made headlines last week when she read a portion of the victory speech she planned to give after the 2016 election as part of a lesson she gave on online learning platform MasterClass.
“I’ve never shared this with anybody. I’ve never read it out loud. But it helps to encapsulate who I am, what I believe in and what my hopes were for the kind of country that I want for my grandchildren and that I want for the world,” Clinton said.
Clinton regularly knocked Trump publicly during his first term in office, criticizing his responses to the deadly rally in Charlottesville, Va., the coronavirus pandemic and the result of the 2020 presidential election, which he lost.
Since being ousted from Fox News amid allegations of sexual harassment, O’Reilly, a close personal friend of Trump, has launched a speaking tour with the former president.
“When Donald Trump asks me … I told President Trump, run on your record,” he said. “That’s where your strength is.”
Later during the interview with Abrams, O’Reilly responded to revelations this week that top hosts at Fox, including his former colleagues Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and Brian Kilmeade, had been texting with then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
“I wouldn’t have done it myself,” O’Reilly said. “I would have asked the question, ‘Say, are you guys going to make a statement? What are you going to do? Looks like things are out of control?’ I don’t think I would have advocated; that’s not what journalists do. But it was in a very intense, quick-breaking situation. So I’m not going to condemn anybody here.”
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