This fall, Donald Trump and Bill O’Reilly will embark on a limited engagement ‘history tour,’ in which the former president will be questioned by the former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on his four years in office.
The four-city tour is set to begin in December, and Trump has promised that it would be ‘fun, fun, fun’ for those who attend.
The events will be held at 18,000-seat venues in Florida and Texas, which are typically used for major sporting events and concerts.
BIG: President Donald J. Trump to Discuss the History of His Administration with Bill O'Reilly in a Limited Engagement National Tour https://t.co/9X7XdOB3xw
— Bill O'Reilly (@BillOReilly) June 7, 2021
“From January 2017 to January 2021, the 45th President of the United States presided over an especially intense period for the United States of America,” embattled O’Reilly said in a statement posted on his website.
“From the pandemic that killed hundreds of thousands, to the speedy development of the vaccine, to the rise of the economy, to the global challenge from China, Donald Trump was the dominant decision-maker and the most powerful person in the world.”
“In a series of live conversations across the country, Mr. Trump and Historian/Journalist Bill O’Reilly will discuss exactly how things were accomplished, as well as challenges, both good and bad!” the statement reads.
Donald Trump will team up with Bill O'Reilly on a 'History Tour' that will give never-before-heard insight into the Trump administration: https://t.co/oZCWE2XKgt
— Newsmax (@newsmax) June 8, 2021
O’Reilly, 71, wrote that during the planned “history tour” Trump “will provide a never before heard inside view of his administration – which will be historical in and of itself.”
O’Reilly quoted the former president as saying: “These will be wonderful but hard-hitting sessions where we’ll talk about the real problems happening in the US, those that the Fake News Media never mention.”
“I will be focusing on greatness for our Country, something seldom discussed in political dialogue,” Trump is quoted as saying. “If we don’t make our Country great again, we will soon no longer have a Country!”
I see Bill O'Reilly is trending. Here's a quick reminder that he paid $32 million to a victim for what was described as a "nonconsensual sexual relationship."
Rape. That's rape.
— jane + doop = 5eva (@JanieGotHerGun) June 7, 2021
“Conversations with the 45th president will not be boring,’ “O’Reilly added, in an apparent jab at President Joe Biden.
Three dates have been set as of Tuesday, with a fourth yet to be established.
The first event will take held at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida on December 11th. The Florida Panthers play their home games in the 25,000-seat arena, which also accommodates concerts and events.
Donald Trump and Bill O’Reilly are doing a speaking tour together. It’s because they both have audiences who can’t read.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) June 7, 2021
The date for the second event has been set for December 12, but the location has yet to be determined.
O’Reilly and Trump are slated to perform at the Toyota Center in Houston on December 18.
Another event is scheduled for the next day at the Dallas-American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Bill O'Reilly and the Donald to kick off a speaking tour. pic.twitter.com/fpIaBaAbxT
— Timothy Turnquist (@TimothyTurnqui1) June 7, 2021
On Monday at 10 a.m. Eastern Time, tickets for the events will go on sale through Ticketmaster.
“After Biden’s inauguration, the idea rummaged around in my head two months,” O’Reilly told Page Six.
“I flew to Mar-a-Lago April 4. I know the man 30 years. He asked how we do this,” he said.
My dad would have called this a sh*t sandwich without the bread.https://t.co/aFfdGy0HMd
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) June 7, 2021
“I said, ”No pandering. No politics. It’s your handling of China, Putin, the economy, ISIS, getting the vaccine. I’ve done the research. The key is it’s all history and people don’t even know how or what. “”
“”I’ll ask the questions. We’ll record it. Two hours 15 minutes. Hockey and basketball arenas that seat 18,000. My own production company books it”.”
The tour’s objective, according to O’Reilly, is to educate the public about “what actually happened.”
Donald Trump and Bill O’Reilly are doing a speaking tour together. pic.twitter.com/xVn6vToUoX
— Mike Anthony (@manant123) June 7, 2021
“Frustrated millions never got actual reports from anyone,” the former Fox News host said. “They only heard haters. It’s what he did and why — and what he didn’t do.”
O’Reilly stated, “Look, he wants to make history? It’s this. No president besides Lincoln experienced this much hate.”
“It’s not being flamboyant. It’s tell the people what you did and why. Tell us your four years. Get your version on record.”
Me opening Twitter to find Bill O'Reilly and Kid Rock in my Trending column pic.twitter.com/B0ADKTAO14
— Craig Danger (@CraigDanger) June 7, 2021
“Show us how it works. Anyone who loves their country champions free speech.”
The events will involve a “45-minute Q-and-A oral history,” according to O’Reilly, with questions coming from the crowd. After then, there would be a little interval.
“People can have a cocktail,” he said. “Some may even need it.”
As fg & Bill O'Reilly start touring, it's a good time to recall that O'Reilly paid $32m out-of-pocket to settle charges of a "nonconsensual sexual relationship" w/a legal analyst on his production team.
And fg paid a sex worker to sleep w/him, then bribed her to kill the story. pic.twitter.com/GQt2OynJlU
— Fr. Robert R. Ballecer, SJ (@padresj) June 7, 2021
O’Reilly said that he didn’t have to work much to persuade Trump of the virtues of the notion.
“Interested in the concept, he trusted me,” he told Page Six.
“He’s a businessman. He saw it right away.”
Gonna call this one “Killing 500,000 Americans,” Billo?
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) June 8, 2021
O’Reilly was one of Fox News Channel’s highest-rated anchors for more than 20 years, anchoring a nightly primetime show called ‘”The O’Reilly Factor.”
The New York Times reported in April 2017 that five women who accused O’Reilly of inappropriate workplace behavior were awarded a total of $13 million in settlements.
Days later, Fox News announced that it had severed connections with O’Reilly, who is alleged to have received a $25 million settlement from the network.
Trump and Bill O’Reilly to do a speaking tour. That’s what qanon meant by “the storm”
— Tim Dillon (@TimJDillon) June 7, 2021
Later that year, it was revealed that O’Reilly had settled sex harassment charges with a sixth woman, former legal analyst Lis Wiehl, for $32 million.
Tucker Carlson has taken over for Bill O’Reilly.
O’Reilly has launched his own media company, which includes a subscriber-based web site, podcast, and blog, since leaving the major cable news channel. He has also has written series of books.