Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly was a promoter of white nationalism says Rev. Al Sharpton, who was reacting O'Reilly's ouster from Fox News Wednesday amid a sexual harassment scandal.
During an interview on MSNBC, Sharpton, who has his own show on the network, discussed his contentious relationship with O'Reilly. Among the name calling and insults O'Reilly has flung at Sharpton over the years, the time he was called a "race hustler" was brought up, and host Chris Hayes asked if he though O'Reilly was a race hustler.
Sharpton said he wouldn't sink to name calling, but contended that O'Reilly "certainly promoted a very clear and in no way nuanced white nationalism, and saying he said the white establishment, like he was a spokesman for it."