Bill O’Reilly has this whole 2016 election deal all figured out. On his show last night, discussing the GOP race with former Bush press secretary Dana Perino, O’Reilly said he’s now convinced Trump will win the delegates he needs to secure a first ballot victory at the Republican convention in July. Now all that’s left to decide is who will run with him as his Vice President. According to O’Reilly, there is only one person Trump should consider if he wants to beat Hillary Clinton in the general election: New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez.
Perino put some other names on the table, including Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, but O’Reilly would hear none of it, making you wonder why he even bothered to ask for her opinion. O’Reilly declared:
“There is only one choice if he wants to win the White House, only one person. That is the only choice — with all due respect — if Mr. Trump wants to be President. [Martinez] cuts across all the ethnic boundaries. She’s very bright. She is a Republican conservative.”
Martinez seems like an odd choice when you consider that earlier this week Governor Martinez harshly criticized Trump for his inflammatory language on the issue of immigration. Does that sound like someone who would even consider running with a xenophobic asshat like Trump? Hardly.
The Washington Post reported that Martinez was speaking at an event held at GOP megadonor David Koch’s house:
“She told the crowd of about 60 wealthy GOP backers that, as a Latina, she was offended by Trump’s language about immigrants. Noting her years working as a prosecutor on the Mexican border and now as a border-state governor, Martinez said Trump’s plan to build a wall and force Mexico to pay for it was unrealistic and irresponsible, according to multiple people in attendance.”
As usual, Bill O’Reilly knows as much about real world political strategy as he does about nuclear physics, and once again he has proven that he’s a complete and total idiot.
Watch O’Reilly play campaign strategist:
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.