Bill O'Reilly

Bill O’Reilly, the former kingpin of cable news, says President Trump’s eventual exit from the political stage will trigger the “total collapse” of the industry.

The man who once dominated airwaves with “no spin” analysis on Fox News says that hatred is primarily propping up ratings in 2018. An implosion, Mr. O’Reilly predicts, is inevitable without the billionaire’s personality around to attract an audience.

“You either like him or you hate him,” the conservative pundit told The Washington Examiner on Monday. “All right. So the New York Times is making money, survives on hating Trump. So does CNN … and MSNBC and NBC News. There’s nothing else that drives people into watching MSNBC or CNN other than Trump hatred. They have nothing else to offer. Nothing.”