Trump Defends O’Reilly: “I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.”

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This is what we love about our leader. He speaks his mind. We may not agree with what he says, but we know he’s not a programmed robot like his predecessors.

Unfortunately for Trump, the media now have an opening to portray both men as sexual predators. Trump’s past indiscretions have been on the back burner for months, but they’ll be heating up again now.

CNN

President Donald Trump on Wednesday weighed in on the recent controversy surrounding Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.

In an interview with The New York Times, Trump defended O’Reilly against new revelations that he, Fox News and parent company 21st Century Fox had paid a total of $13 million in settlements to five women who accused him of sexual harassment or verbal abuse.

“I think he’s a person I know well — he is a good person,” Trump told the Times. “I think he shouldn’t have settled; personally I think he shouldn’t have settled. Because you should have taken it all the way. I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.”

O’Reilly has denied the merits of all the claims against him, 21st Century Fox said in a statement.

Trump had his own run-in with sexual harassment accusations last October, after an Access Hollywood tape surfaced in which he said he grabbed women by their genitals. “I don’t even wait,” Trump can be heard saying in the tape. “And when you’re a star, they let you do it, you can do anything.”

Last week, Trump declared April 2017 National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, pledging that his administration “will do everything in its power to protect women, children, and men from sexual violence.”

Trump’s defense of O’Reilly was similar to his defense of former Fox News chief Roger Ailes last year, when Ailes was facing a litany of sexual harassment allegations.

“I think they are unfounded just based on what I’ve read,” Trump said of the accusations against Ailes. “Totally unfounded, based on what I read.”

Ailes, who has denied all of the allegations against him, was forced to resign from Fox News just one week after that interview.

Nine months after Ailes’ departure, Fox News is facing mounting public pressure from accusers, advertisers and women’s rights groups to go further in addressing the allegations against O’Reilly.

More than 20 companies had pulled their advertising from “The O’Reilly Factor” as of Wednesday. Lisa Bloom, the lawyer for one of O’Reilly’s accusers, has called for an independent investigation of Fox News. The National Organization for Women has called for him to be fired.

Meanwhile, many female employees inside Fox News are too scared to speak out about problems in the workplace, fearing that they have no leverage against powerful on-air talents like O’Reilly, current and former network sources have told CNNMoney.

21st Century Fox and Fox News are standing behind O’Reilly. But neither the company nor O’Reilly have addressed the matter since Saturday, when the New York Times first revealed the extent of settlements paid to O’Reilly’s accusers.

Henry Holt, the publisher of O’Reilly’s new book “Old School,” has said it has “no comment at this time” on the allegations against its author.

21st Century Fox is also under federal investigation over its handling of payments made to women who accused Ailes of sexual harassment.

Anybody can be under federal investigation today. I think the investigation alluded to by CNN relates to laws regulating public disclosure by companies to their stockholders. Fox may end up being fined for keeping the payments secret.

Trump might have been well advised to stay out of this fight.

7 thoughts on “Trump Defends O’Reilly: “I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.”

  1. Pingback: Trump Defends O’Reilly: “I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.” | Afro Futurism

  2. Good for Trump. Trump is leading and is not caving to PC pressures. We should be glad for that, because no one else currently has both the guts and the ability to do it. The left and totalitarian (((media))) must be resisted – It’s only American to do that, but what do most of us do?
    We need to develop some spine and return to being free Americans, otherwise how do we expect our leaders do so.

    • I should go further in my comment, and I did on a previous comment.

      I’m not supportive of O’Reilly and he is a jew’s hasbara mouthpiece, but this is how jews show their power and enforce censorship. O’Reilly could be cooperating with this charade. Extreme jew capitalism goes hand in hand with jew communists who push for social activism. The courts can handle O’Reilly, both on criminal or civil matters. Why are “company’s” being used to censor the conservative messages? The reason is that they want to consolidate and move all media messages further to the left, and to make American’s live more responsive to PC control.

      This way, it hides the jewish control which is behind all of these companies, so that jewry doesn’t show as being the ones who are doing it.

  3. “had paid a total of $13 million in settlements to five women who accused him of sexual harassment or verbal abuse.”

    This was blackmail. The amounts were vastly excessive for the losses suffered. Rape victims might get $10,000 or $15,000 in victims compensation (whee this exists) and that is all. Almost all rapists have no money so the State must fork out in its “generous” way. O’Reilly did not rape any of these women or even have sex with them. $3 million for hurt feelings is farcical.

    Maybe the matters can and should now be reported to police as blackmail? It seems unusual that five women did this without knowing of each other. Perhaps it was a conspiracy. Were (((greedy lawyers))) involved, and perhaps sought out these women and induced them to commit the crime of blackmail?

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