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Trump defends Fox News' O'Reilly: 'I don't think Bill did anything wrong'

Donald Trump (L) and television personality Bill O'Reilly.
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Donald Trump (L) and television personality Bill O'Reilly.

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.

Here is a list of all the advertisers that have retreated from the show, thus far:

1. BMW
2. Mercedes Benz
3. Hyundai
4. Credit Karma
5. Mitsubishi
6. Constant Contact
7. Untuckit
8. Ainsworth Pet
9. GlaxoSmithKline
10. Sanofi
11. Allstate
12. Lexus
13. Bayer
14. Ancestry
15. True Car
16. Coldwell Banker
17. SHRM
18. Orkin
19. Esurance
20. T.Rowe Price
21. Touchnote
22. Amica Insurance
23. HR Block
24. Invisalign
25. Advil/Pfizer
26. Jenny Craig
27. VisionWorks
28. PacificLife
29. Subaru
30. LegalZoom
31. Eli Lilly
32. CarFax
33. Old Dominion Freight Line
34. GoodRx
35. Stanley Steemer
36. Propane Education & Research Council
37. Southern New Hampshire University
38. Reddi-wip
39. Consumer Cellular

CNBC is updating this list as companies are confirmed.

Read the full report from The New York Times.