President Donald Trump defended Fox News' Bill O'Reilly on Wednesday amid allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior by the TV host, which O'Reilly has denied.
"I think he's a person I know well — he is a good person," Trump said during an interview with The New York Times.
O'Reilly has hosted Trump on his show frequently over the years. The New York Times reported Saturday that either the host or Fox paid about $13 million to five women since 2002 to settle cases where they alleged inappropriate behavior by O'Reilly.
"I think he shouldn't have settled; personally I think he shouldn't have settled," Trump added Wednesday. "Because you should have taken it all the way. I don't think Bill did anything wrong."
Following the Times report, more than 30 brands have pulled their ads from Fox News TV show "The O'Reilly Factor" as of Wednesday, including BMW, Hyundai, Allstate and GlaxoSmithKline (London Stock Exchange: GSK-GB).
Here is a list of all the advertisers that have retreated from the show, thus far:
2. Mercedes Benz
4. Credit Karma
6. Constant Contact
8. Ainsworth Pet
15. True Car
16. Coldwell Banker
20. T.Rowe Price
22. Amica Insurance
23. HR Block
26. Jenny Craig
31. Eli Lilly
33. Old Dominion Freight Line
35. Stanley Steemer
36. Propane Education & Research Council
37. Southern New Hampshire University
39. Consumer Cellular
CNBC is updating this list as companies are confirmed.