O’Reilly claimed Tuesday that he has done the “research” and found no evidence that Trump promotes “Caucasian dominance” ― which had some Twitter users wondering what passes for research for O’Reilly.
Trump was a leader of the “birther” movement that questioned the birthplace of former President Barack Obama. He has attacked immigrants ― especially Mexicans and Muslims ― and reportedly said “we should have more people from places like Norway.”
Yet O’Reilly wrote on his website that linking Trump to the white supremacy movement is “a cheap piece of political propaganda” and a “myth” akin to the Loch Ness Monster.
O’Reilly, who left Fox News in 2017 after it was revealed that he paid at least $45 million in total to settle multiple allegations of sexual harassment, also tweeted: “While researching my upcoming book ‘The United States of Trump,’ we could not find one example of the President discussing skin color in a pejorative way or promoting Caucasian dominance.”
While researching my upcoming book “The United States of Trump,” we could not find one example of the President discussing skin color in a pejorative way or promoting Caucasian dominance.— Bill O'Reilly (@BillOReilly) August 13, 2019
O’Reilly’s tweet earned a “thank you” from the president. But it also had some 11,000 other replies ― and many of them were a lot like these:
Hey @BillOReilly, remember when @realDonaldTrump:— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) August 14, 2019
Told some non-whites to "go back" from where they came?
Said Mexicans were "rapists"
Said a US judge couldn't be fair b/c he was "Mexican"?
Remember when you sexually harassed many women? Sorry I went off topic. #SorryNotSorry https://t.co/LLRxjyrhRL
I guess you didn’t look under Barack Obama’s Kenyan birth curtificate, near shithole countries, or Low IQ Maxine Waters, did you.— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) August 13, 2019
Fuck you Bill.
Alabama Governor George Wallace never said, “I’m a racist, y’all!” So I guess he wasn’t.— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) August 13, 2019
Hire better researchers.— Seth Masket (@smotus) August 14, 2019
Let me help you.— ☇RiotWomenn☇ (@riotwomennn) August 13, 2019
Trump on his superior genetics & German blood. He'll never denounce Nazis / white supremacists
Nazis are fine people. Hispanics are rapists. Muslims are vermin. Build the wall. Muslim travel ban. Shit-hole countries.— RD Hale 🌹 Outrider (@SkyeCitySeries) August 13, 2019
Do those words ring any bells, Bill? Or do they just not count as racism if you agree with them?
How about when he said Puerto Ricans want everything done for them? After at hurricane ravaged the island?https://t.co/WNoUbFwbYk— Morten Øverbye (@morten) August 14, 2019
And yet, what Trump has said about the Central Park Five, and has never since recanted, comes through loud and clear. https://t.co/ZpmBkbj6EN— Tom Shafer (@TomShafShafer) August 14, 2019
Nope, couldn’t find a thing. pic.twitter.com/H0LyTqFn4H— (((R L Abramson))) (@heybramson) August 14, 2019
“Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day. … I think that the guy is lazy. And it’s probably not his fault, because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is, I believe that."— Mark Stern (@mfstern) August 13, 2019
Hmmm Trump and his father were sued for discriminating against blacks. They refused to rent to people of color.— Quaker Nana (@QuakerNana) August 13, 2019
Dang Bill. Have you not been watching his ACTIONS? They speak much louder than words.— Andrew Goss ✊USAF✊ (@Goss30Goss) August 13, 2019
Old white racist @BillOReilly trying to stay relevant. Here let me help you with your "research" your birther pal Trump on Mexicans, "they're rapists, they're bringing crime"....need more help with your "research", hit me up.— Bruno Amato (@BrunoAmato_1) August 13, 2019
I had no idea you wrote fantasy— monicamichelle (@PhotographerWRS) August 14, 2019
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.