One of the bigger stories to dominate the headlines over the last week have been in regards to Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and the sexual harassment allegations directed at him. After President Donald Trump was quick to come to O'Reilly's defense, a rival cable news host decided to sound off.

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The New York Times broke a bombshell story over the weekend, revealing that Bill O'Reilly had reached a settlement with five different women over the years who had accused him of sexual harassment. Around $13 million was spent in total on the five settlements, which has caused Fox News to face heavy backlash. Over 20 sponsors have pulled out of running ads during "The O'Reilly Factor," including Hyundai, BMW, and Allstate.

While O'Reilly has been quiet on the issue, leaving his lawyer to speak on the matter, Donald Trump addressed the report during a recent interview with the New York Times. The former host of "The Apprentice," who has had to deal with his own allegations of sexual harassment, came to the defense of the Fox News host, saying that he didn't think O'Reilly did anything wrong, but said that he shouldn't have settled. This issue was discussed during the April 6 edition of "Morning Joe" on MSNBC.

(Brzezinski's comments start at 4:30 in the above video.)

Co-host Joe Scarborough gave his thoughts on Donald Trump sticking up for Bill O'Reilly by blaming the president and his advisers for not being prepared to bypass questions about the incident and to focus on other issues. At this point, co-host Mika Brzezinski chimed in, and she didn't hold back her thoughts.

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"I think the president brought it up himself, off the record, in some way,” Mika Brzezinski said, referring to Donald Trump's comments as "blurty." "It’s also disgusting," she continued while explaining, "You don’t take sides on a settlement in a sexual harassment case that clearly has some legs." "The advertisers are speaking and women are speaking and i think it’s going to work out," Brzezinski went on to say, in regards to her hope that Fox News changes course when it comes to the ongoing allegations of sexual harassment against them. In conclusion, Brzezinski repeated "the president shouldn’t have done that."

Next step

As of press time, it's unknown what the future will hold for Bill O'Reilly, who has remained one of the highest rated and most popular personalities on Fox News for nearly 20 years. With the network still reeling from the sexual harassment lawsuits against former CEO and founder Roger Ailes, only time will tell how they handle the current issue with their biggest star.