As advertisers pull spots from “The O’Reilly Factor,” President Trump speaks out about the allegations against his old friend

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, speaks during his interview by Bill O'Reilly on Fox's news talk show "The O'Reilly Factor," Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, in New York. The interview will air tonight on Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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On Wednesday afternoon, the New York Times published an interview with President Donald Trump, in which the leader of the free world comments on Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. O’Reilly has been the subject of public scorn this week after an article in the Times reported that he had paid out over $10 million in hush money to women who had accused him of sexual harassment. Trump, who has a long history of harassment allegations, chose to defend his friend.

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“I think he’s a person I know well — he is a good person,” Trump said. “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.”

According to Mediaite over 20 sponsors have pulled advertisement from O’Reilly’s program.

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