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Watters' World: What do foreigners think of the presidential election?

This is a RUSH transcript from "The O'Reilly Factor," August 15, 2012. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

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BILL O'REILLY, FOX NEWS HOST: "Watters' World" segment tonight. About 8 million people currently live here in New York City. About 3 million of them were born in other countries. So we asked Jesse Watters to hit the streets to find out what some of those folks think about the presidential campaign.

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JESSE WATTERS, O'REILLY FACTOR PRODUCER: Where are you from.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Dominican Republic.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Panama City, Panama Canal.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Beijing.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Israel.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Mexico City.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: From India.

WATTERS: India.

UNIDENTIFIED IDE MALE: Yes.

WATTERS: Congratulations.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: For.

WATTERS: Being from India.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't know what that means. I don't know what that means.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I was born in Iran.

WATTERS: So, you, guys, are trying to get the nukes.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

(LAUGHTER)

WATTERS: Try to slow that down, okay.

BEN STILLER, HOLLYWOOD ACTOR: Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Puerto Rican and Dominican. And she's Dominican.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Macedonian. The country in Europe.

WATTERS: I knew that. I'm very very good with Geography.

JEFF BRIDGES, HOLLYWOOD ACTOR: Yes, well, you know, that's just like your opinion, man.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Naturalized citizen.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I'm under working visa, so I don't think I can vote, can I.

WATTERS: Maybe these days.

CHRIS FARLEY, HOLLYWOOD ACTOR: Voting kicks ass, right.

(APPLAUSE)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (Speaking in another language)

WATTERS: I don't speak Spanish.

WILL FERRELL, HOLLYWOOD ACTOR: In English, please.

WATTERS: What do you do for a living.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm a professional body guard. You mess with me, I break your back.

WATTERS: You are making me nervous.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Why do you hate me.

WATTERS: President Obama, how do you feel about him.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I don't like him.

(LAUGHTER)

WATTERS: Obama.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Who.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The fellow playing first base for St. Louis.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He doing not so good, you know. He's trying to do something but he's not really good right now, you know.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm supporting Obama because, I think, he is working for poor people.

WATTERS: What's so good about Obama.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He's different.

(LAUGHTER)

WATTERS: He's different.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

WATTERS: That's for sure. What do you like about the President.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: About who.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm telling you who is on first

WATTERS: Now, you're from a Communist nation. Do you think Obama is a Communist.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I don't think so.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Who.

WATTERS: Obama.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That's the man's name.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I guess, he is trying to turn this into a Socialist country.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Obama is not a Communist. How do you know that.

JOE PESCI, HOLLYWOOD ACTOR: Are you sure.

WATTERS: Now, is he Christian or is he Muslim.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think he's a foreigner.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Who.

WATTERS: Obama.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Who is on first.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't know.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: His name is Hussein. That's a Muslim name. Christian names are bible names.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Anyone can call him whatever they choose to call him. I call him not good enough for me.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I said it and I ain't taking it back neither.

WATTERS: Mitt Romney, what have you heard about him.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The only thing I know is he used to live one time in Mexico.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I like his attitude. Just like me.

WATTERS: Yes, what's that.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Serious and don't play.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He's your textbook Republican

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We're going to vote for Mitt Romney.

WATTERS: You are.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Definitely.

WATTERS: There's nothing wrong with having a lot of dough, right.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If the guy got so much money, why would he be president. That's a lot of stress.

MIKE MYERS, HOLLYWOOD ACTOR: Feel extreme relaxation.

WATTERS: When I say the word "Republican," what do you think of.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Pepsi.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Is that a great new Pepsi can or what.

WATTERS: Are you a fan of THE FACTOR.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Very big fan of THE FACTOR. Bill O'Reilly is the man.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Hi, Bill. I love you.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There's nothing that Obama do is good but then Bill O'Reilly, all right.

O'REILLY: I mean, you've got to wise up.

WATTERS: What's the best part of the show. "Watters World."

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: "Watters World."

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Nice. Not thrilling but nice.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Hello. My name is Giselle. Hi.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Awww Bow wow wow wow wuh.

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(LAUGHTER)

WATTERS: Every time we end these, you shake your head.

O'REILLY: I know, Watters. The audience is going to blame me, not you, all right. When you went out there, the consensus was Romney or Obama.

WATTERS: Seventy-thirty Obama. The Obama is an emotional connection with the ethnic background. He reaches out to poor people in the amnesty play. But, I tell you what, Romney's father was born in Mexico.

O'REILLY: Right.

WATTERS: I had a lot of Latin American immigrants tell me that. They know about that.

O'REILLY: They know that.

WATTERS: So that's making an impression.

O'REILLY: When you go out and you talk to people who aren't born in the United States -- a lot of people know more than the regular folks who were born here.

WATTERS: I know.

O'REILLY: OK. They know more about what's going on. They've kind of a heightened interest in the news of the day. Did you find them.

WATTERS: Yes. The taxicab drivers listen to a lot of radios, so they're always tuned in. Some of the interviews I did -- you know, it's spring break, I'd say, "What do you think about Mitt Romney." And they'd say, "Who." No one said that this time. So, these guys are pretty --

O'REILLY: So, the one guy who didn't know who Barack Obama was -- the Abbot Costello guy who kept going back, that was a put on.

WATTERS: No, I think that was a language barrier. I think it's a language barrier. The guy was from Colombia.

O'REILLY: OK, so what language doesn't understand Barack Obama.

WATTERS: I don't know.

O'REILLY: What language doesn't understand that.

WATTERS: Maybe it was the way I was pronouncing it. Who.

(LAUGHTER)

O'REILLY: All right. Watters, everybody, unleashed. With apologies to Joe Biden.

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