Bill O’Reilly, former host of “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News, exclaimed that Donald Trump Jr. should have reported meeting between a Russian lawyer and the Trump campaign, but there is not much depth to the story.
“So the story is that Donald Trump Jr. and his brother-in-law Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort who for a short time managed the trump campaign,” O’Reilly stated in a video posted on his webpage, “met with a Russian attorney who knows people in the Kremlin shortly after the Indiana primary, which pretty much sewed everything up for Trump as the Republican nominee.”
“Now the story is interesting,” O’Reilly continued. “It’s interesting, is it any more than that? No, not at this point.”
“But if you look at CNN and MSNBC,” he joked, “Oh Russian collusion! All of that. OK fine.”
“You knew they were gonna do it,” O’Reilly directed his attention to Trump Jr. “You knew the reason the New York Times dropped it when Trump came back was thinking of another news cycle here, they could resume the Russian collusion narrative. That’s what’s in play. Keep it going, keep it alive.”
“Now, I don’t know what happened,” he said. “Trump Jr. says he met with the woman because she had, she said she had some kind of dirt on Hillary Clinton. And so they met with her, and she didn’t have anything and they talked Russian adoption for 20 minutes, and everybody split.”
“OK, did that happen?” O’Reilly questioned. “Is that true? I have no blankin’ idea. That’s what Trump Jr. says.”
“He shoulda said it three months ago!” he yelled. “You know, get it all out! Any Russian restaurant. Any Russian movie. Anything! Get it out!!”
First reported by The Blaze.