Donald Trump labels sexual harasser Bill O'Reilly 'a good person'

Brunilde Fioravanti
Aprile 19, 2017

According to the New York Times, Bill O'Reilly and Fox News reportedly contributed $ 13 million to the five women in exchange for their silence and the renunciation of prosecution against the featured columnist.

O'Reilly has denied the allegations, claiming that his celebrity status makes him vulnerable to such things. "Because you should have taken it all the way", said Trump.

Angie's List is the latest advertiser to pull ads from Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" after sexual harassment claims against host Bill O'Reilly resurfaced last week.

This press release from Donald Trump about the issue of sexual harassment is clearly not worth the paper it's printed on. She went on to say "it's all catching up with Bill O'Reilly and that sexual harassment enterprise that they created over there at Fox".

"It's coming out of the mouth of a man who has said some awful things about women", she said of Trump's support for O'Reilly.

In an appearance on MSNBC's "All in with Chris Hayes", California Congresswoman Maxine Waters said "O'Reilly needs to go to jail" when asked about the allegations.

Without naming O'Reilly or describing his behavior toward her, former Fox Business Network host Rebecca Gomez Diamond spoke up for the women who had received settlements and criticized Trump for his defense of O'Reilly.

Following the report, over 45 companies pulled their ads from airing during The O'Reilly Factor.

Nevertheless, Donald Trump said he felt "very badly for Ailes", and then he hired the accused sexual harasser to advise him during his presidential campaign. At one point host Bill O'Reilly threw to a commercial break only to return after a single one-minute ad. "Such comments tell women they won't be believed", she tweeted at Trump's @POTUS account.

O'Reilly's comments resulted in a backlash and he ultimately apologized, saying that his comment on Waters' hair was "dumb".

Fox News Channel acknowledged the advertiser defections.

But there's a big overlap between Trump voters and Fox News viewers, so these are not people who are going to stop watching because of a few million dollars in hush money.

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