Seth Meyers Skewers Trump's Relationship With "State TV" Fox News
More than 20 advertisers have pulled their commercials from the program in response, though O'Reilly has yet to address the report on his program.
Trump, 70, defended the anchor to The New York Times on Wednesday, stating that O'Reilly "shouldn't have settled". "I think she either advised him wrong, or she's absent, and she's not in it". "I think he's a person I know well - he is a good person", Trump asserted. "He is a good person". 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.
Jenny Craig, Subaru, Ancestry, 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 and Credit Karma were among the companies.
"I wish our foreign affairs experts could get his ear and tell him to shut up and just stop it", she said.
The Times reported that Diamond had signed a confidentiality agreement that prevented her from speaking about her claims. "At this time, the ad buys of those clients have been re-expressed into other FNC programs".
Host Joe Scarborough said those comments showed Trump was completely unprepared, and he blamed both the president and his staff. White, college-educated women ignored those comments and voted for Trump over Hilary Clinton in the November 8 election.
Following the release of the tape, more than a dozen women came forward to accuse then-Republican presidential nominee of sexually assaulting, groping and harassing them.
That is likely why one of the women O'Reilly and Fox settled with, Rebecca Diamond, felt the need to speak out. "If they continue to do this in the way that they have done they need to go to jail". 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".
"I feel like President Trump is making our entire country a hostile environment for working women", asserted Lisa Bloom, attorney for Wendy Walsh, a former Fox News guest and one of O'Reilly's accusers.