You don’t get to be a worldwide phenomenon as an author without being an astute student of human behavior, but you don’t have to be Stephen King to see the absurdity in the fact that Bill O’Reilly was fired for sexual harassment while we have an admitted “pussy grabber” in the White House.
King, though, in his usual way with words, did note the absurdity, especially in the fact that Donald Trump has been O’Reilly’s number one supporter throughout the sexual harassment scandal.
In an interview with the New York Times earlier this month, Trump stood firmly behind his friend, saying, Trump defended O’Reilly against new revelations that he, Fox News and parent company 21st Century Fox had paid a total of $13 million in settlements to five women who accused him of sexual harassment or verbal abuse.
“I think he’s a person I know well — he is a good person,” Trump told the Times. “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.”
Here’s what Stephen King had to say about it:
Trump supported O'Reilly because both are members of the odious boys' club where members feel they can abuse & humiliate women at will.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 19, 2017
Trump and O’Reilly do have a lot in common when it comes to women. Both see women as sexual play toys. O’Reilly’s history of sexual harassment is so pervasive, he had to pay five of them off for a stunning total of $13 million. Those were only the tip of the iceberg. Trump has been accused of sexual harassment by at least 15 women. Birds of a feather, I guess you could say. Now, if only it was as easy to pull all of a politician’s sponsors.
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