Bill O'Reilly and Michael Smerconish Discuss North Korea
By: Bill O'ReillyAugust 10, 2017
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Bill welcomed, via Skype, Michael Smerconish, SiriusXM radio host on the POTUS channel, who opined on the North Korea situation.  "I am thinking that the volatility of the president benefits us," he theorized.  "It could be that Kim Jong Un takes a look at Donald Trump and says, this guy might do something.  That's the silver lining."  Bill agreed, saying, "President Trump is getting across that he is crazy enough to do something." 

Smerconish also evaluated the hysterical media reaction to news that the FBI raided Paul Manafort's home last month:  "He's entitled to the presumption of innocence, but that meeting at Trump Tower with Russians is troublesome.  I'm not in the 'there's collusion' camp, but the emails that preceded that meeting are problematic."  Bill reminded Smerconish that the meeting, which apparently led nowhere, was set up by "some sleazy British PR guy."

Bill then asked Michael Smerconish about CNN, where he hosts a weekend program, and the other anti-Trump media outlets. 

"I think there have been people who have been lying in wait for this president since before the inauguration," Smerconish conceded, "and some go after him and make it their livelihood to do so.  But if you are asking me whether CNN is attempting to undermine this president, I'll say no, I don't believe that.  I want to be supportive of the office of the presidency and be a good journalist at the same time."  Bill countered, "When I watch your network it is hour after hour of speculation with 17 'hate-Trumpers' and one person defending him."  Bill agreed to join Smerconish on his CNN program next month.

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