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President Trump Backs Bill O’Reilly Amid Sexual Harassment Charges

HeadlineApr 06, 2017

President Donald Trump is lending his support to Bill O’Reilly, as the number of advertisers boycotting the Fox News host’s program has increased to at least 52, following revelations that Fox News paid out $13 million to settle lawsuits by five women who accuse O’Reilly of sexual harassment and inappropriate sexual behavior. Other women have made similar accusations. In an Oval Office interview with The New York Times Wednesday, Trump said, “I don’t think Bill did anything wrong. … I think he’s a person I know well. He is a good person.” Trump’s support for O’Reilly came just days after he issued a presidential statement proclaiming April to be National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In response, NARAL communications director Kaylie Hanson Long? tweeted, “A man who bragged about committing sexual assault and grabbing women by the pussy is defending Bill O’Reilly. Enough said.”

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