Bill O'Reilly finally admits what everyone else already knows: "The GOP could very well be slaughtered next November"

It appears the Fox host has finally entered the final stage of grief

By Scott Eric Kaufman
Published April 14, 2016 6:12PM (UTC)
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Bill O'Reilly (Credit: Fox News)

On The O'Reilly Factor Wednesday evening, host Bill O'Reilly devoted his Talking Points Memo to discussing how, if his preferred candidate secures the nomination, the Republican Party will be "slaughtered" in November.

There is a strange resignation to O'Reilly's comments about Trump now, as if he knows he's backed a horse that can always show, but never win. "It is becoming clear that many major Republican politicians might not attend the convention in Cleveland in July," he said. "The party is split over Donald Trump, who may very well secure the nomination."


"Mr. Trump believes the system is rigged against him," O'Reilly continued, "pointing to Colorado, where Ted Cruz got all the delegates last weekend without a traditional vote by 'the folks.'"

"His point is that votes from human beings should be the deciding factor in the primaries, but that has never been the case. The delegate system is chaos, with each state deciding what kind of selection process will take place."

"If Donald Trump is denied the nomination and has more votes than Ted Cruz or John Kasich, the Republican Party will fracture and Hillary Clinton will become the next president," he said.


"Most polling backs that up. So if he does get the nomination, the Republican Party could very well be slaughtered in November -- not only on the presidential ticket, but also in the House and Senate."

Watch the entire "Talking Points Memo" below via Fox News.

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