Bill O’Reilly made the stunning remark during an interview with Donald Trump on Monday.
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly went beyond the pale Monday, noting Donald Trump’s poor standing in the black community and then asking his guest how he would provide jobs for unqualified people who “have tattoos on their foreheads.”
O’Reilly made the stunningly — even for him — bigoted remark during “The O’Reilly Factor.” Trump defended his support among African-Americans and promised “to bring back jobs.”
But his campaign rhetoric riled O’Reilly.
“How are you going to get jobs for them? Many of them are ill-educated and have tattoos on their foreheads, and I hate to be generalized about it, but it’s true,” he said.
“If you look at all the educational statistics, how are you going to get jobs for people who aren’t qualified for jobs?”
Trump maintained the problem is that jobs have left the U.S.
“I got it,” O’Reilly said. “You say you can bring jobs back, but if the kid isn’t qualified to do the job . . . ?” the host huffed, after talking about the difficulties for poor children in Harlem without parental guidance.
Trump responded “we will get the skills” and stuck to his party line that the solution is to bring jobs back home.