By: Erikka Chowdhury
As everyone is gearing up for Super Bowl Sunday, we are in for a much more robustly heated Super Bowl at 4 pm EST. The robustly heated Super Bowl that I’m referring to is President Trump’s rapid fire interview with the award-winning journalist and Political Commentator) Bill O’Reilly at the White House aired live on the FOX Broadcast Station. The “hot” topic of the interview was primarily Trump’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin and how to further extend the hand of friendship amongst the United States of America and Russia.
When Trump was asked by O’Reilly about his views on Putin as a World Leader, he responded, “He’s a leader of his country. I say it’s better to get along with Russia than not, and if Russia helps us in the fight against ISIS, which is a major fight, and if Islamic terrorism all over the world, major fight, that’s a good thing.” Getting along with our neighboring nations is something that the U.S. should engage in more often in order to strengthen its hegemony within the global sphere. Moreover, Russia’s support towards fighting against ISIS will prove to be another shielding weapon during America’s fight against ISIS.
Furthermore, Trump’s intensified amicable relationship towards Putin despite all his wrongdoings is highly commendable. O’Reilly has done a magnificent job interviewing President Trump, especially when he calls Putin “a killer” after hearing Trump’s defensive and cordial reply to his question regarding Putin.
After O’Reilly calls Putin “a killer,” Trump defensively replies, “A lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What, you think our country’s so innocent?” This was an exorbitantly bold answer given by Trump because it brings to light the fact about how he feels that the U.S. He strongly feels that the U.S. is also a killer just like Russia and is not innocent. The tone in which he asks O’Reilly this question is a major highlight of this orchestrated interview. This was a huge eye-opener for all Americans and also people all around the global diaspora.
Ironically, O’Reilly called this interview the most important interview of his life. The way he structured his interview questions and then counter-attacked Trump about his relationship with Putin by shrewdly asking him whether he respects Putin. To which Trump positively replies by asserting, “I do respect him. I respect a lot of people. That doesn’t mean that I’m going to get along with him.”
Another hysterical part of this hyperbolic interview was the way O’Reilly was jokingly claiming the fact that most of the people are afraid of Trump repeatedly. This is something that Trump usually disagrees with and it is also something that ends up forming the crux behind most of the decisions that are currently happening at the White House.
While analyzing this spectacular interview, I was able to sense a sheer level of confidence in Trump’s answers to most of O’Reilly’s questions and he has demonstrated an immense amount of stamina and willingness to actually “Make America Great Again.” It was also very fascinating to learn how Trump wants to bolster America’s relationship with Russia and form a cordial friendship with the nation. Let’s wait and watch what President Trump and his Administration is up to this week!