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O’Reilly Publicly Schools Michelle Obama With 1 Big History Lesson

Bill O’Reilly fired up the internet with his actions on Tuesday night, after his show ended. What was going on was that Bill decided to teach First Lady, Michelle Obama something about history. All this came during the show The Factor- and the host had plenty to say about her previous speech on how she lived in the White House.

The infamous speech was held in the White House earlier this week, and Obama talked about the slavery issue from early on in history until now.

VIA Western Journalism

The Fox News host was referring to a speech Obama gave at the Democratic National Convention in which she reflected on living in the White House.

“I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn,” she said. “And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters and all our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States. So don’t let anyone ever tell you that this country isn’t great, that somehow we need to make it great again, because this right now is the greatest country on earth.”

O’Reilly decided to share his thoughts and give a historical account of what happened during the White House’s construction in his “Tip of the Day” segment.

“Slaves did participate in the construction of the White House,” he said. “Records show about 400 payments made to slave masters between 1795 and 1801. In addition, free blacks, whites and immigrants also worked on the massive building. There were no illegal immigrants at that time. If you could make it here, you could stay here.”

 

O’Reilly went on to say, “Slaves that worked there were well fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government, which stopped hiring slave labor in 1802. … So Michelle Obama is essentially correct in citing slaves as builders of the White House, but there were others working as well.”

His comments about the slaves being well-fed ignited a firestorm on social media.

Source: Western Journalism

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