Billy Bush Rips Trump Over Pussy Grab Tape on Stephen Colbert

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Billy Bush Urges Trump to 'Stop Playing Around With People's Lives' on Colbert

"As I read (their accounts), I said (16) women don't get together and say, 'Hey, you know what would be really fun?" We get onto the next thing. All of these women came out with their names and told their detailed accounts. The audience then cheered and clapped. "That upset me. So I wrote".

It's understandable: Bush has been a divisive figure at best since that infamous Access Hollywood tape, on which Donald Trump boasted about groping women while Bush laughed along.

"At the time, it was 2005", he continued, setting the scene. In 2005, however, he said he assumed it was crass standup braggadocio. "Ha ha.' No, they don't", said Bush. He actually doesn't do those things.' If I had thought there was a man detailing a sexual assault strategy to me, I would've called the Federal Bureau of Investigation, not just reported it to my executive producer.

Bush added that in those days-the early Apprentice era-a lot of people at NBC hung around with Trump, because he was bringing in huge ratings and profits for the network. He even suggested that Trump's reckoning is coming, one that Bush swiftly felt via a high-profile firing from NBC as a result of the Trump tape. "You're reopening wounds on them, too". "I hope it reaches all the guys on the bus".

Referring to Trump's reported denials after the election, Bush wrote: "President Trump is now indulging in some revisionist history". "I think he meant [himself]. which I was totally confused and backwards".

"Colbert cracked, "'I took her furniture shopping.' Does that seem like common foreplay to you?"

"Everybody had to kiss the ring of Donald because he was making the big money for NBC at the time", he said. He said as he checked into his cabin, he saw a TV screen with Mr. Trump on it. I think it was very hot, emotionally in the country. A lot of people were not comfortable with the man who was close to winning the election and a lot of things happened.

He said his only regret was that he didn't get the chance to address the Today audience publicly before leaving the show. Back in October 2016, Bush was sacked from his position at the Today show as a result of the aforementioned tape, in which Bush laughed as Trump detailed the way in which he could supposedly force himself upon women. "We have to find our way to have the dialogue", he said.

"We had a conversation about that and he told me that he went privately to the bosses and took that line", he recalled.

"The bus ride was the tip of the iceberg", Bush said.

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