Billy Bush bashed Donald Trump in a New York Times article on the 3rd of December, amid reports that Trump claimed the 2005 Access Hollywood tapes were fake. The former host of The Today Show stated the interaction caught on the tape was, in fact, real.
The 46-year-old – who NBC fired in October of 2016 after the recording surfaced – said, “of course he said it.” Bush said, “we laughed along” without a doubt that it was “hypothetical hot-air” coming from Donald, who is known for his outlandish statements.
Every single one of the guys on the bus felt as if “we were listening to a crass standup act.” Bush said he was “performing” and no one really, “thought it was real.”
Trump allegedly claimed the recording was fake and Bush said it “hit a nerve” in him because he lost his job as a result of Trump’s remarks. The former host of The Today Show said Donald is “indulging in some revisionist history.”
Trump apologized after the tape hit the media last year and admitted it was him who spoke on the tape. However, the New York Times claimed the President told at least “two people” that the tape wasn’t real.
At the time of the recording, Donald was NBC’s biggest star, so Billy was merely capitulating to Trump’s bragging to further his self-interest. He said, “was I alone? Far from it.”
Billy said anybody who hung out with Donald for even a moment’s time had to be liked by him because Donald was by far the biggest star of the network. Bush claimed, “all of us were guilty of sacrificing a bit of ourselves in the name of success.” At the time of Donald’s announcement to run for the Presidency, Billy claimed he was “highly critical” of the idea.