Disgraced former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly may no longer have a broadcast on the infamous conservative network, but that hasn't stopped the political commentator from reiterating Republican talking points on Twitter to his millions of followers.
But one of O'Reilly's latest observations on the 2020 presidential race is generating mockery on the internet.
On Thursday night, Democratic nominee Joe Biden appeared in a CNN town hall, where he took questions from prospective voters. Biden's town hall came just days after President Donald Trump appeared in a socially distant ABC News town hall, where he was met with brutal reviews.
The town halls come as Republicans continue to insist that Biden's mind is too deteriorated to be an effective President. Trump and his allies have frequently accused the press of being too soft on Biden in their questions, claiming that the former Vice President wouldn't be able to take impromptu questions and deliver thoughtful answers.
As Biden used interactions during the town hall to show otherwise, O'Reilly insinuated Biden of getting the questions in advance.
Looks to me that Biden had an idea of what the questions would be, at least areas of questioning.
— Bill O'Reilly (@BillOReilly) September 18, 2020
O'Reilly said that Biden "had an idea of what the questions would be, at least areas of questioning."
Twitter users found this assertion laughable—and reminded O'Reilly that Biden is competent.
Or he's just able to answer questions because he's not a total moron ?
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) September 18, 2020
Some people actually know the answers to questions because they aren't total morons unfit for office.
— Jamie Schler (@lifesafeast) September 18, 2020
This is what it looks like when a candidate actually comes prepared, Bill.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) September 18, 2020
When your guy is so incompetent that seeing someone prepared can only mean some grand conspiracy.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) September 18, 2020
He has an unfair advantage by not being a complete imbecile
— CompulsoryPatriotismHat (@Popehat) September 18, 2020
Yes, Bill. A man who has run for POTUS before, who was the VP for eight years, and who has spent his entire adult life speaking to constituents couldn't possibly anticipate what people would ask him at a town hall. 🙄
— Five Decades In (@InDecades) September 18, 2020
O'Reilly's accusation also contradicted the false smears from Trump's campaign that Biden is senile.
If there's one thing people in cognitive decline are known for, it is memorizing long, nuanced answers to lengthy lists of questions.
Nothing gets past Bill O'Reilly. https://t.co/mioctUqHgL
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) September 18, 2020
I'm still laughing about this. Bill is literally hinting that having basic prep and knowledge of the pressing issues of our time by a Presidential candidate is some kind of conspiracy. The bar is so low for Trump that simple common sense work is like climbing Everest. https://t.co/SlksRyVcEK
— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) September 18, 2020
Impressive memory for a man suffering from advanced dementia https://t.co/i5ZuoauGVy
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) September 18, 2020
The two presidential nominees will debate for the first time on September 29.