Bill O’Reilly Dismisses Trump Admitting To Being A “Sexual Predator” Because He Said It On The Howard Stern Show

Bill O’Reilly Dismisses Trump Admitting To Being A “Sexual Predator” Because He Said It On The Howard Stern Show

Bill O’Reilly: “He Had No Public Policy On His Mind … He’s An Entertainer”

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From the October 13 edition of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor:

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BILL O’REILLY (HOST): What did you think of Mr. Trump's statement? 

BERNIE GOLDBERG: What did I think? Not much. Not much. It sounded like more of Donald's righteous indignation. He doesn't deserve the benefit of the doubt. There have been too many accusations from too many women and too many different places. It was Donald on the hot mic that was released last week. There's a tape which, you know, you might want to think about running from the Howard Stern Show or Howard side kick says, Donald, you're a sexual predator. He smiles, chuckles a little bit and says, yeah, I am. 

O’REILLY: Wait, wait, wait, that's a comedy show. I mean, look. Everybody who knows -- 

GOLDBERG: You know what, if you are say you’re a sexual predator on a comedy show, that’s on you. 

O’REILLY: Alright, I disagree. 

GOLDBERG: I don't know if he -- 

O’REILLY: Let me have my say. Then you can say, Donald Trump is an entertainer. Okay. He goes on shows like Howard Stern's to get people to watch his program. The Apprentice or buy his books, or whatever. When he goes in there, he back then when it happened was basically trying to entertain. All right. He had no public policy on his mind, none of that. All right. He's an entertainer. And then the stuff that he says, you know, you know how raunchy the Stern Show can get. All right. But it's a comedy, satirical show. It’s then used in a serious manner against him. Don't you think that's a little much? I'm not diminishing. I don't know, I mean, I'm not diminishing anything, any claims or anything. But I think it's a bit much at this point. 

GOLDBERG: What I'm saying, Bill, is he brings it on himself. 

O’REILLY: But he was an entertainer. 

GOLDBERG: Well, then stay in entertainment. He's in the wrong line of work. 

[…]

O’REILLY: Real quick and then I gotta go. If the woman on the airplane was indeed sexually assaulted, but not only Donald Trump or any other man or anybody on this Earth, all she had to is tell the flight attendant, that person would have been arrested. Okay. Donald Trump wasn't famous back then. He was just a regular guy. And nothing happened. 

Related:

Here’s Donald Trump’s Response To Being Called A “Sexual Predator” In 2006

Previously:

Hannity Defends Trump Over Sexual Assault Allegations By Suggesting It May Have Been “Welcome” By Victim

Donald Trump Suggests You Can't Believe People Reporter's Allegation He Sexually Assaulted Her Because She's Ugly

Fox Host: Sexual Assault Allegations Against Trump Seem "A Little Coordinated" And "A Little Too Convenient"

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