After NBC fired Matt Lauer from his position as a host at The Today Show, the New York Times spoke with Billy Bush whose employment was terminated last year for a similar reason. Due to the conversation with Donald Trump on a bus in 2005, Bush had to leave his old job at NBC.
Bush wrote in an op-ed today, “He said it. ‘Grab ’em by the pus*y.” Celebrity Insider reported earlier that the former host of the Today Show confirmed it was, in fact, Donald speaking on the tape.
However, sources at The Times say Trump denied it was him on the tape. With that said, “sources” made a claim, rather than Trump himself, so the credibility of such claims have been called into question.
As you may know, Trump’s campaign for the US presidency was nearly rail-roaded last year after the release of the 2005 Access Hollywood tapes.
After their publication, a media firestorm ensued, and it nearly destroyed his chance at the presidency. In fact, hardly anyone expected him to win.
Nevertheless, his take over of crucial turn-over states including Florida and Michigan ensured his rise to the executive branch. Since then, women have accused Trump of assault, and Billy Bush said he believes them.
He wrote in his article in the New York Times, “I will never know the fear you felt or the frustration of being summarily dismissed and called a liar,” but he understands what it means to be inexorably linked to Donald Trump. He added that the women who accused him of the crimes are “culture warriors” at the forefront of change which is needed right now in our society.