Is it possible that Republican Presidential candidate and combover expert Donald Trump’s biggest media cheerleaders are starting to get a little fed up with The Donald’s lack of policy specifics? During an appearance on The O’Reilly Factor Tuesday night, the real estate mogul and current leader in Republican polls was pressed numerous times by host and close buddy Bill O’Reilly on how be expected Mexico to fully pay for his proposed superwall across the southern border. Despite Bill-O’s multiple attempts to drag even a cursory answer from him, Trump just deflected and deflected, claiming that Mexico’s leaders would build it because he says so.
O’Reilly had the Trumpster on Tuesday night to discuss the upcoming GOP debate, which will air Thursday on Fox News. The debate is probably the most anticipated primary debate in modern history due solely to Trump’s involvement. Obviously, audiences will tune in to see what kind of outrageous and offensive things the reality TV star will say. Also, they’ll want to see whether or not Trump will personally attack the other candidates and if he will be able to deal with the format of a professional debate. With that in mind, O’Reilly wanted to know if Trump was prepared, especially considering that Trump has never participated in a debate in his life.
Trump assured his friend that he is not worried and he’ll be able to handle himself on the stage. As far preparation and his lack of experience in debating, he’s not concerned. He’ll deal with it because it’s something he has to do to Make America Great Again! All the other guys on the stage will do fine because all they do is talk and talk and talk. Not like The Donald, who is a doer. (This from a man who did at least seven interviews between Sunday and Tuesday.)
Papa Bear expressed his concern to Trump that the billionaire celebrity hadn’t given any specifics on how he was going to accomplish all these great things he’s promised Americans. O’Reilly had to ask him three separate times how he planned to make Mexico fully pay to build a massive wall at the southern border. Of course, no specifics from Donald, just the same stuff he’s been spouting on the campaign trail. Just the same old same old from Trump.
“Bill, they are making a fortune, Mexico is making a fortune off the United States, it’s becoming the new China in terms of trade — they’re killing us at the border.
I’m gonna say, ‘Mexico, this is not going to continue, you’re going to pay for that wall,’ and they will pay for the wall. And Bill, it’s peanuts, what we’re talking about.”
And there you have it. Per Trump, Mexico’s leaders will do this because they will bow down to the sheer awesomeness and incredible greatness that is President Trump. The Donald will just say, “Fuck you, Mexico! You will build a HUUUUUGGEE incredible great magnificent classy wall at the border right now!” And, of course, they will jump right on that, and make sure to put TRUMP at the very top. Because, ya know, it has to be classy and TRUMP means classy. And great. And magnificent.
During the interview, you could sense a bit of exasperation from O’Reilly. Just like many other conservatives, he really wants Trump to be the real deal. Yet, if he is going to go further in this race, he’s eventually going to have to provide some substance and behind the buffoonery. Sure, he’s tapped into the raw xenophobia and racism that makes up much of the GOP voter base. However, if he just continues to say the same things without any semi-serious policy plans to back them up, eventually even the Conservative Entertainment Complex is going to have to start calling him out. And if Trump turns on them for being ‘unfair,’ he’ll find he has nobody else treating him like a legitimate candidate.
Below is the interview segment, courtesy of Fox News: