O'Reilly, while fact-checking Obama's remarks, said on his show Tuesday that the slaves that toiled from 1792 to 1800 to build the White House were "well-fed and had decent lodging".
He then walked through several other facts about the White House, saying, "Slaves did participate in the construction of the White House". "And I watch my daughters, two handsome, intelligent, black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn".
And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters - and all of our sons and daughters - now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States. He is also the author of "The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves in the White House" and "Black Men Built The Capitol: Discovering African American History In and Around Washington, D.C". If you could make it here, you could stay here. Land was set aside by Virginia and Maryland - both slave states - and commissioners planned to use European laborers as builders.
"White House was not built by slaves, no matter how many times Mooch repeats the lie". They were trained by stonemason Collen Williamson to cut stone at a quarry in Virginia. As the Association points out, the federal government as an entity did not actually own the slaves, but rather hired them out from their masters-but, as Ethel Lewis noted in her 1937 history of the building, during the work some of them lived in "mean huts" on the grounds of what would later become the White House gardens.
"How did she bring "White House was built by slaves" to this speech".
"However, response to recruitment was dismal and soon they turned to African-Americans - enslaved and free - to provide the bulk of labor that built the White House, the United States Capitol, and other early government buildings", historians wrote.
Obama's statement is "true", Holland told PolitiFact.