Talking to what he’s called the “failing New York Times,” President Trump gives high marks to Bill O’Reilly, the Fox News host under fire.“I think he’s a person I know well — he is a good person,” Trump is quoted as telling the Times.
“I think he shouldn’t have settled; personally I think he shouldn’t have settled,” the president continued. “Because you should have taken it all the way. I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.”
Advertisers including major automakers have pulled out as O’Reilly show sponsors in the wake of Times revelations of $13 million in settlement payments to sex-harassment accusers.
“As of Wednesday morning, 21 companies had pulled their ads from the top-rated primetime cable news program, according to CNN,” said The Hill.
“Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, BMW of North America, Mitsubishi Motors, Lexus, Constant Contact, Bayer, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, Orkin, UNTUCKit, Allstate, Esurance, T. Rowe Price, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi, Credit Karma, Wayfair, TrueCar, the Society for Human Resource Management and The Wonderful Company all pulled ads from the program, CNN reports.”
Fox News says the ads had been moved to other programs.
Trump calls Bill O’Reilly ‘a good person’ who ‘shouldn’t have settled’ sex suits
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