Bill O’Reilly thinks President Donald Trump is getting a little worn down from the constant attacks he faces from leftists and the mainstream media.
Speaking with The Washington Examiner, O’Reilly recounted a recent phone conversation he had with the president — which is also detailed in his new book “The United States of Trump: How the President Really Sees America.”
“He’s exhausted,” O’Reilly said about the conversation with Trump. “That’s how I took it. He’s very tired. They haven’t defeated him, but they’ve worn him down.”
The phone call took place in May when Trump was in the middle of dealing with Robert Mueller’s confusing public statement summarizing his wasteful investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election.
“I’ve learned a lot,” Trump said, according to O’Reilly’s book. “I think this Mueller investigation will go down as one of my great achievements. Because the corruption would have never been uncovered. All these powerful people trying to subvert an election, people wouldn’t have known about it.”
It’s easy to see how Trump could be worn down. He went from a life where the media and celebrities constantly adored him thanks to his charity work and his position on the popular “Apprentice” television series to now being a man who gets criticized for absolutely anything.
Want to end the war in the Middle East? Leftists are mad.
Lower taxes? Leftists are mad.
Meanwhile the mainstream media talks about the president on a near-constant basis, pushing conspiracy theories about everything from the now-debunked theory that Trump stole the election to his most recent controversial Ukrainian phone call, which a Ukrainian official has already defended from conspiracy theories about the president trying to get dirt on Joe Biden, a man whose own questionable actions are given the cold shoulder by the media.
Despite thinking the president is a little tired of the constant fight, O’Reilly sees no signs of the man giving up.
“They haven’t defeated him,” the former Fox News host said. “And now — he’ll surge back in the campaign because that’s adrenaline for him. That will just surge him out. But at that point after the Mueller thing he was just going, how much more? And you know, I know that to be true … This is the optimum of his life.”
The president survived a brutal presidential campaign against Hillary Clinton where she was given a free pass and he was painted as an insane monster by his critics, but his enormous rallies did seem to be where he shined. O’Reilly is right in saying that is the attention and validation that fuels Trump.
This means there is hope. Trump is not defeated. We are headed into the 2020 presidential campaign and it can almost act as a refresher for Trump. Instead of constantly defending himself from attacks, big and small, he can talk about the work his administration has done that has not been properly highlighted. He can also renew promises for peace, jobs, lowering the national debt, and unburdening Americans of ridiculous tax rates.
We could be seeing a whole new Trump in the coming months.
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