Birds of a creepy feather. Photo by Justin Lane/European Pressphoto
Our Pussy-Grabber-In-Chief has kicked off National Sexual Assault Awareness Month with his usual grace by blithely defending longtime buddy and fellow-grabber Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, now facing heat for revelations he and Fox paid out $13 million to settle at least five sexual harassment cases against him, including one in which a woman said he called her on the phone while masturbating. The defense by Trump - who has faced dozens of charges of rape, attempted rape, inappropriate touching, offensive comments and other sexual creepiness along with his famous pussy-grabbing audio boast and a current genital-thrusting lawsuit - came a few days after he loftily launched National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month by declaring with a straight face, "In the face of sexual violence, we must commit to providing meaningful support and services for victims and survivors."
In a New York Times interview Wednesday, Trump defended O'Reilly as "a person I know well - he is a good person,” thus rating him slightly lower than the last sexual predator at Fox he defended, Roger Ailes, who Trump called "a very, very good person." Trump, who just settled three Trump University fraud lawsuits for $25 million after repeatedly proclaiming he never settles lawsuits, also eloquently argued O'Reilly should not have settled "because you should have taken it all the way," adding, without a scrap of evidence, "I don’t think Bill did anything wrong." Despite his impressive defense, O'Reilly may finally be held accountable for his sins after years of rumors about them. At last count, at least 31 companies have pulled their advertising from his Fox show in a better-late-than-never show of solidarity for decency, and a DropOReilly online campaign has garnered hundreds of comments from women telling their own sexual harassment stories. Their message: "Fight until every one of them is gone." Yeah, the big guy too.