UPDATED with video: “Stop whining” and focus on three things you want to say to voters, FNC star Bill O’Reilly advised pal Donald Trump via Stephen Colbert’s Late Show. [See more of the interview below]
“It’s rigged, it’s rigged, it’s rigged,” Colbert forecast Trump would say to voters at this week’s final debate.
“Nobody cares about the rigged stuff,” O’Reilly insisted. Plus, the presidential election is not rigged, he said, though Trump keeps preaching otherwise as he campaigns in the final weeks of the election cycle.
On the other hand, O’Reilly informed former foe Colbert, at least three media organizations have ordered their employees to destroy Trump.
Naturally, O’Reilly was not saying which three.
Colbert guesses: “Is Fox News one of them?”
“Yes,” O’Reilly answers.
One down, two to go.
All this “it’s rigged” talk is not helping Trump, O’Reilly insists, noting the GOP candidate is down in many polls since the 2005 Access Hollywood tape got leaked to The Washington Post. Boasting about being so famous he can kiss and grope women with impunity appears to have struck some voters as not-presidential. (Trump’s wife has insisted then-Access Hollywood host Billy Bush egged her husband on to make that claim caught on a hot mic.)
Trump has insisted the tape’s release is part of a conspiracy between the media, Hillary Clinton’s campaign and international banks to thwart his candidacy. That includes rigging the race, the polls and voting on Election Day.