As the Trump administration tries to pivot away from the serious investigation into whether the campaign colluded with Russia, an foreign enemy state, they’ve taken their case to the New York Times. After doing all they can to blame a woman, who by all accounts was a consummate professional and didn't do anything improper in the course of her job, Trump changed the subject to Bill O’Reilly, who has settled at least five sexual harassment lawsuits for $13 million. Of course, Trump is standing by his man:

Mr. Trump criticized media outlets, including The New York Times, for failing to adequately cover the Rice controversy — while singling out Fox News and the host Bill O’Reilly for praise, despite reports this week that the veteran conservative commentator settled five lawsuits filed by women claiming sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior. The president then went on to defend Mr. O’Reilly, who has hosted him frequently over the years.

“I think he’s a person I know well — he is a good person,” said Mr. Trump, who during the interview was surrounded at his desk by a half-dozen of his highest-ranking aides, including the economic adviser Gary Cohn and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, along with Vice President Mike Pence.

“I think he shouldn’t have settled; personally I think he shouldn’t have settled,” said Mr. Trump. “Because you should have taken it all the way. I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.”

Bros before hoes, amirite? Rich, white male serial sexual predators have to stick together!