“It’s a destructive movement in my opinion,” O’Reilly told Meyers. “If you look at the Black Lives Matter leadership, it’s a movement based upon America is inherently an evil country based on white superiority. And they don’t want to solve the problem, they want to break the system down.”
O’Reilly added: “Dr. Martin Luther King was the best American patriot for the advancement of civil rights ever… He never would been in Black Lives Matter because it’s too volatile.”
Meyers argued, defending the BLM movement, but O’Reilly wouldn’t have it.
“We’re not a perfect world,” O’Reilly. “I’m asking for rationality.”
O’Reilly also joined the many Fox News personalities who have publicly defended Roger Ailes against sexual harassment lawsuit that former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson has filed against him.
“It’s a very sad situation, number one, and I am just going to say this about it — I’ve worked with Roger for the past 20 years. Best boss I’ve ever had. Straight shooter. Always honest with me,” O’Reilly said. “In this country, every famous, powerful or wealth person is a target. You’re a target, I’m a target. Any time somebody can come out and sue us, attacks us, go to the press, or anything like that.”
He went on to say, “I stand behind Roger Ailes 100 percent.”