Ousted Fox News host Bill O'Reilly made waves on Tuesday by asserting that the research he did for an upcoming book proved that Trump has never encouraged White supremacists.
And, he added, Trump certainly isn't one himself.
The O'Reilly Factor host was famously fired from his longtime gig at the conservative news juggernaut in 2017 after a string of sexual harassment allegations and subsequent multi-million dollar payouts.
But that hasn't stopped him from trying to stay relevant.
In a tweet on Tuesday morning, O'Reilly said that research for his upcoming book The United States of Trump failed to uncover any instances of President Trump "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 dis… https://t.co/1XiJsRAVT3— Bill O'Reilly (@Bill O'Reilly)1565697601.0
One glance at the news on any day of the week will show otherwise, particularly considering the rise in incidents involving White nationalists and people of color since Trump took office.
Not to mention, oh, Trump referring to Haiti and African nations as "sh*thole countries," his outrageous "birther" movement against former President Barack Obama, and his repeated attacks on Muslims and immigrants that don't come from Europe.
Plus there's his history of housing discrimination, racist comments about Native Americans and the Central Park 5.
O'Reilly then claimed that Trump's statements have been used to create a "racial theory."
Whatever that means.
But O'Reilly's "research" doesn't seem very thorough, according to Twitter.
So they helped him out by doing a little digging of their own.
@BillOReilly Let me help you. Trump on his superior genetics & German blood. He'll never denounce Nazis / white… https://t.co/WbNMFNxeWx— ☇RiotWomenn☇ (@☇RiotWomenn☇)1565714058.0
@BillOReilly The housing discrimination case, the Central Park 5 case, and the “Mexicans are rapists” comment will… https://t.co/bY3UjVDDEg— Mike 🇺🇸 One-Term Trump 🇺🇸 (@Mike 🇺🇸 One-Term Trump 🇺🇸)1565698792.0
@BillOReilly “Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short g… https://t.co/5HbLqOSRJc— Mark Stern (@Mark Stern)1565704774.0
@BillOReilly Hmmm Trump and his father were sued for discriminating against blacks. They refused to rent to people of color.— Quaker Nana (@Quaker Nana)1565700259.0
@BillOReilly Google, Bill. It's a newfangled tool but really useful when writing a book. https://t.co/MsYSRBtVMy https://t.co/0U6mh4pEYI— Jonathan M. Katz✍🏻 (@Jonathan M. Katz✍🏻)1565749005.0
@BillOReilly You might try looking outside of Fox news transcripts? “When Donald and Ivana came to the casino, the… https://t.co/dkGj1stD0S— Prez Be Cray Cray! (@Prez Be Cray Cray!)1565699975.0
Time to hire some new researchers, Bill.
@BillOReilly “While researching my book on Genghis Khan, I couldn’t find a single example of him raiding or invadin… https://t.co/haWALQxjAd— Tennesseine (@Tennesseine)1565751066.0
@BillOReilly Dang Bill. Have you not been watching his ACTIONS? They speak much louder than words.— Andrew Goss ✊USAF✊ (@Andrew Goss ✊USAF✊)1565733941.0
@BillOReilly Hire better researchers.— Seth Masket (@Seth Masket)1565744718.0
@BillOReilly Is this your research assistant? https://t.co/dopWm6W22x— Matthew Dowd (@Matthew Dowd)1565791622.0
Given O'Reilly's close relationship with President Trump, is anyone really surprised at his findings?
@BillOReilly Guarantee you Bill has a VHS tape labeled ‘Caucasian Dominance’ sitting next to his VCR with a box of tissues.— Jeremy Newberger (@Jeremy Newberger)1565776572.0