The embattled Fox News host Bill O’Reilly got powerful backing on Wednesday from none other than the president of the United States, who called him “a good person.”
Mr. Trump praised Fox News and Mr. O’Reilly, just days after The New York Times reported that the host had been involved in five settlements with women who said he had harassed them. The deals resulted in payouts totaling about $13 million, The Times reported.
“Personally, I think he shouldn’t have settled,” Mr. Trump said in an interview in the Oval Office with Times reporters. “Because you should have taken it all the way; I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.”
“I think he’s a person I know well — he is a good person,” Mr. Trump said.At that point, in a just world he would have burst into a ball of fire and sulfurous smoke.
BONUS: Companies that advertised on O'Reilly's show are dropping him like a hot loofah. Thirty-one by this afternoon, and growing literally by the hour. Looks like they don't agree with Rump.