Bill O'Reilly's New Low: 'Well Fed' Slaves Built White House So It's All Good (VIDEO)

Bill O’Reilly’s New Low: ‘Well Fed’ Slaves Built White House So It’s All Good (VIDEO)

Bill O’Reilly Gets Award For Most Tone-Deaf Racist

Hey, ancestors of slaves who literally built America, you can quit being upset about America’s history of actually enslaving your people, which led to years more of oppression and racism that is still felt today, because Bill O’Reilly says it was no big deal, since slaves were “well-fed” and sheltered.

I’m not kidding.

Some future day, maybe we will wake up and the Republican Party will have gone an entire news cycle without opening its mouth and a torrent of racism falling out. But it’s not today. And with Donald Trump, the man who actually pointed to the single black guy at a rally and referred to him as “my African American” leading the party, it’s probably not going to be any time soon.

During Michelle Obama’s beautiful speech given at the DNC on Monday, she did the very thing that drives Republicans mad with rage. She used history and facts. In an impassioned, eloquent argument that effortlessly destructed the entire Republican premise of fear and American disintegration, Michelle Obama correctly stated that the White House had been built by slaves.

“I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn. And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters and all our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States. So, don’t let anyone ever tell you that this country isn’t great, that somehow we need to make it great again, because this right now is the greatest country on Earth.”

In giving testament to how far we have come as a nation — from enslaving people based upon the color of their skin to electing a man of that same color to the highest office in the land — Michelle gave an amazing testimony to the greatness of America.

Let’s get one thing absolutely straight. The White House was built by slaves. That is simply not up for discussion. It’s no conjecture. It’s not opinion. It is actually what happened.

But it made Republicans, including Bill O’Reilly, sad.

Knowing that anyone with a history book — or access to Google — could quickly prove that the White House had been built by slaves, O’Reilly obviously knew that the old Republican trick of, “NUH-UH, THAT DID NOT HAPPEN, GUYS!” in the face of verifiable facts (although really, that rarely does stop him) O’Reilly took a new tactic, one that is mind-blowing in its tone-deafness and its ability to simply dismiss an entire segment of the population and their history with no hesitation, and he did it on national television — which, I guess, is a good thing because honestly, if video didn’t exist, even knowing the type of person Bill O’Reilly is, I would doubt what he said simply because it is so asinine.

But video does exist, which you can watch below. And here is a partial transcript. (The entire segment can be watched below.)

“Slaves did participate in the construction of the White House. Records show about 400 payments made to slave masters between 1795 and 1801. In addition, free blacks, whites, and immigrants also worked on the massive building.

“Slaves that worked there were well-fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government, which stopped hiring slave labor in 1802. However, the feds did not forbid subcontractors from using slave labor. So, Michelle Obama is essentially correct in citing slaves as builders of the White House, but there were others working as well. Got it all? There will be a quiz.”

Let me break that down for you, because I speak fluent Conservative.

“Free blacks, whites, and immigrants also worked on the massive building.” Translation: White people are persecuted, too, okay? Quit making this a race thing.

“Slaves that worked there were well-fed and had decent lodging provided by the government.” Translation: Full bellies and a roof over your head > Freedom, so quit whining.

“So, Michelle Obama is essentially correct in citing slaves as builders of the White house…” Translation: She’s right but only on a technicality.

“…but there were others working as well.” Translation: And they’re not crying about it, so your point is invalid.

Bill O’Reilly Needs A History Lesson

It’s amazing how the very people who profess to love freedom as much as the Republican party does are so quick to dismiss the plight of people who actually didn’t have it, as in they were literally owned by others, could be traded, bought, sold, beaten, raped and killed, all on the whim of another, while simultaneously wailing about their “loss of freedom” because health insurance is mandatory and they have to pay taxes. It makes no sense. These freedom-lovers love freedom so much they cannot stand to watch those whose ancestors never even had the right to their own bodies celebrate their hard-fought independence, even as they fight against the same attitudes and hate-filled ignorance today.

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Mr. O’Reilly, the White House was built by slaves. And perhaps they didn’t go to bed physically hungry for food, but I can assure you, they went to bed hungry for something else, and that was their actual freedom. Other non-slaves may have helped in building the White House, but that was a choice they made, they received compensation which they could spend as they saw fit, and I imagine they were allowed to go home at night, to a wife of their own choosing, who could not be sold away, and played with their children, who could also not be sold away. Michelle Obama was not essentially right, she was right, period.

Watch the video below, and if you’d like, you can contact Bill O’Reilly at [email protected], or call him at (888) 369-4762. Let  him know you’re ready for that “quiz” he promised his viewers.

I think you’ll pass.

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Samantha was born and raised in the Midwest and is proof that liberals exist everywhere, even in Missouri.

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