I’ll admit it: I’m a big Bill O’Reilly fan.
I grew up watching him on The Factor.
He was a real inspiration for what I currently do today.
I have 4-5 people who were big inspirations in this work and people I have modeled my work after and Bill is one of those people.
One day I’ll share the others.
But sticking with Bill, his inspiration is one of the reasons the milestone I write about below means so much.
If you haven’t seen this, you have to check it out:
But now I want to get back to the story at hand.
Because it was so good to see Bill back on the air again....this time as a guest on The Rubin Report.
Dave Rubin interviewed Bill and no offense to Dave but it was really less of an interview and more of Bill O'Reilly unchained.
It was like one of his old Talking Points Memos for 30+ minutes.
I think Dave said "Hi Bill, welcome to the show" and then Bill just took off like he was fired out of a cannon!
But I'm not complaining.
It was so good to get Bill's analysis, and yes I do realize Bill has sometimes been critical of President Trump (and he is at times in this interview) and I also realize Bill has often played the MSM "talking points" instead of telling the truth behind what's really going on in the way someone like Tucker Carlson would do.
But Bill is nostalgic for me and one of the greats in the industry, so it was just good to hear his voice.
More than that, it was great to get his analysis and I found the part the only person President Trump has ever listened to in his life to be fascinating (spoiler alert, I'll put the name below the video if you don't have time to listen -- but I encourage you to listen to the whole thing, it's great).
Watch it here on Rumble:
Now for the spoiler...
If you don't have time to listen to the whole thing, the only person Bill says President Trump has ever listened to was his father, Fred Trump.
I think Bill is partially right.
I think President Trump did have a great reverence for his father and did learn a lot from him by listening to his advice.
I disagree that President Trump has not listened to others.
I believe President Trump listens to a LOT of people and he often changes his mind based on the information he takes in.
But he doesn't blindly trust or blindly listen to anyone, that is correct.
Trump is a maverick.
An original thinker.
A genius, by many accounts.
For President Trump to take the advice of much less-accomplished "advisors" would have spelled doom many times over.
In fact, it was the times he listened to advisors that were low points of his Presidency.
President Trump trusts his gut most of the time and in about 99% of the cases that is the RIGHT thing to do.
So there you go.
There's my take on Bill's take.
Love ya Bill, but I disagree on this one.