Bill O’Reilly Has Racist Meltdown On LIVE Television (VIDEO)

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FOX News’s Bill O’Reilly couldn’t have responded to Michelle Obama’s historic, decade-searing speech in an uglier way on “The O’Reilly Factor.” He said that slaves who built the White House were “well-fed.”

The First Lady gave an emotional and expertly delivered address Monday at the Democratic National Convention that historians say is among the top three in modern history. In her keynote speech, she addressed how remarkable it was to be part of an African-American family living for eight years in the White House, which was built by slaves.

‘I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. I watch my daughters — two beautiful, intelligent, black young women — playing with their dogs on the White House lawn.’

It comes as no surprise that FOX News entertainment king Bill O’Reilly jumped on a fact checker in an attempt to carpet-bomb Mrs. Obama’s powerful speech. However, all he could find to say was that the slaves who built the White House were “well-fed and had decent lodgings.”

Did the First Lady say anything to the contrary? No. O’Reilly was grasping at pebbles to throw at her and managed to defend slavery.

Mrs. Obama’s speech will be quoted and replayed for years and years. According to The Atlantic:

‘It was as pure a piece of political oratory as this campaign has offered, and instantly entered the pantheon of great convention speeches.’

During Tuesday’s episode of “The O’Reilly Factor,” O’Reilly tried out this explanation:

‘Slaves that worked there were well-fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government, which stopped hiring slave labor in 1802.’

‘However, the feds did not forbid subcontractors from using slave labor. So, Michelle Obama is essentially correct in citing slaves as builders of the White House, but there were others working as well. Got it all? There will be a quiz.’

Twitter caught fire after O’Reilly’s ridiculous statement. Vandy73 questioned O’Reilly’s defense of slavery:

Erin Entrada Kelly suggested people “build a wall around” O’Reilly:

Sam Levine couldn’t believe that O’Reilly defended slavery:

And Carl Dix called O’Reilly on his big duh:

Check out the video of O’Reilly defending slavery below.

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H/T: USA Today.