On Wednesday’s Late Show, Colbert began his monologue by remarking on the recent New York Times report that states that Fox News and The O’Reilly Factor host spent approximately $13 million in harassment settlements involving five different women who have accused O’Reilly of misconduct.
“There is one thing I haven’t done on this show, and that’s talk about Bill O’Reilly,” Colbert pointed out to his audience. “Bill comes on the show, we have a good time when he’s on here, we have nice conversations. But I talked about him for, like, 10 years, and I think that’s enough.”
Colbert, of course, couldn’t help himself, and continued by pointing out that earlier that day, President Donald Trump had come to O’Reilly’s defense — or as he vividly put it, “Trump stuck his, let’s say ‘finger,’ into O’Reilly’s sticky situation.” Colbert was referring to a quote in the Times, where POTUS argued that O’Reilly is “a good person” who “shouldn’t have settled” because “I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.”
“Mr. President, I want to remind you that you just declared April Sexual Assault Awareness Month and there are two accusations of sexual assault I’m aware of: Bill O’Reilly’s and yours,” Colbert stressed. “So maybe you are not the perfect person to weigh in on this one.”
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