The O'Reilly Factor
A daily summary of segments aired on The O'Reilly Factor. A preview of the evening's rundown is posted before the show airs each weeknight.
Monday, April 10, 2017
The Factor Rundown
Talking Points Memo & Top Story
Impact Segment
Personal Story
Unresolved Problems
Factor Followup
Watters' World
Tip of the Day
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Donald Trump, Commander-in-Chief
Guests: Charles Krauthammer

Talking Points praised President Trump for his decision to bomb the Syria in response to that country's use of chemical weapons on its own people.

Talking Points then discussed other foreign policy hotspots, and urged President Trump to be prudent.

"Summing up, President Trump gained a measure of respect for his actions against Syria, the U.S. military is gearing up, but caution is the word," Talking Points said.
Charles Krauthammer then joined the program with his analysis of Trump's performance.
Charles Krauthammer then joined the show to also praise Trump for the strike on Syria.

"It was a message to Russia, a message to China, and most importantly to North Korea," Krauthammer said. "That the days of walking all over the U.S. and eight years under Obama knowing that the U.S. will do nothing. Those days are over. It doesn't guarantee that were going to do anything in the future, but it certainly says do not count on the proximity that you've seen the last eight years."
Controversial CNN Interview
Guest: Brit Hume

Last week on CNN, Kassem Eid, who was a victim of a previous chemical attack in Syria, praised President Trump.

"So what essentially happened there was at CNN was looking for an anti-Trump sound bite from Mr. Eid and didn't get it," The Factor said.

"There was something about the tone and the way that [the CNN anchor] put it to him that certainly suggested that she did not get the answer that she expected," Brit Hume said.

The Factor went on to criticize the use of leading questions.

"Clearly the CNN anchor wanted Mr. Eid to say oh, Trump's terrible because he won't let us in and he said exactly the opposite," The Factor said. "I don't ask leading questions because they are a waste of time."
Wild Confrontation Caught on Tape
Guests: Jonathan Hunt & Rob Schmidt

A social media firestorm erupted after video of a man forcibly removed from an overbooked United Airlines flight was posted online.
"This is a paying customer on United Airlines and they overbooked them and the airlines are allowed to overbooked this flight, they do it so that they can get as full as they can to get as much money as they can and they're legally allowed to do so," Fox News Correspondent Rob Schmitt told The Factor.

Paul Hudson, president of then joined The Factor for analysis.

"Most people don't realize that when you get on an airplane, you give up many of your constitutional rights," Hudson said. "You have to obey the requests of the flight crew, and then you can file your complaints and your claims after the fact. However here, it was so extreme that whether excessive force was used by the police, I don't make a judge of that. But this is way beyond anything that should happen.
Campus Chaos Outside Los Angeles
Guest: Heather Mac Donald

Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute argues that the Black Lives Matter narrative is completely false, and there is no epidemic of racially-biased police shootings.

Over the weekend, she was invited speak at Claremont McKenna College, where she was met by rowdy protesters.

"These protesters were physically blocking students from getting in to see you, is that correct?" The Factor asked.

"Right, and they stood outside the windows," Mac Donald said. "It was a very big glass window, banging on the windows during my talk. So, there were few people like police officers inside. They were not watching me. They were riveted by what was happening outside, so I had to talk over constant chants about Black Lives Matter."

Mac Donald also said she was called a white supremacist.

"A white supremacist?" The Factor asked. "And that's based on what? There are black police officers everywhere."
A New Supreme Court Justice
Guest: Austan Goolsbee

On Monday, Neil Gorsuch was formally sworn in as the newest justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Factor asked Democrat Austan Goolsbee if Gorsuch's ascension to the court was a loss for Democrats.

"Yes, I do," Goolsbee said. "I think they rather obviously lost this one. They nominated and had the longest holdup of a Supreme Court justice ever for Merrick Garland and now they got a guy that they didn't want, it is definitely a loss."

But Goolsbee praised the Democrats for "going down fighting."

"They went down whining," The Factor countered. "There's a difference between whining and fighting."
Watters' World: The Syria Edition
Guest: Jesse Watters

Jesse Watters headed to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City to see what the folks knew about the U.S.'s strike on Syria last week.

"I'm not sure," "I have no idea," and "I don't know what's going on in Syria," were the first three answers.

But some people knew about the bombing and supported Trump's decision.

"I am not a dumb Trump supporter, but I respect what Donald Trump did because that is ridiculous that you use chemical weapons on children, one man said.
Religion in America
"This week is the most religious period of the year. Happy Passover to our Jewish viewers. And Christian Holy Week coming up. I would like to take some time off around Easter. It's coming. Recently, the Pew Research Senate took a survey using a symbolic thermometer to gauge feelings about certain religions. Jewish religions, 67 degrees, up four degrees in three years. Catholic 66. Up four in three years.

"Evangelical Christians flat, atheists now up to nine degrees. Muslims are up eight degrees, that's interesting. So, here is The Factor 'Tip of the Day.' No matter what your belief system, respect this week. Because our freedoms allow everyone to worship or not."