Billy Bush to Trump: 'Enough's enough'

Danny Woods
December 6, 2017

If there were no crisis PR firms involved in the publication of his New York Times op-ed this week, then Bush is a very sharp operator indeed.

He added: "My boss, later, months later, said publicly, 'I think we may have moved a little quickly.' I will say, I would have liked the chance to have been able to address the audience that following Monday".

Bush insisted that "20 women don't get together and say, 'Hey you know what would be really fun?" He called out the "irony" of being fired from his job over the incident, while Trump went on become president of the United States.

Bush was sacked from NBC in 2016 after being heard laughing on the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape featuring Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDems resurface Flynn's "lock her up" comments after Mueller charges Congress must stop private prisons from receiving tax breaks Evangelicals were with Trump in 2016, and will be in 2020 MORE.

"If I had thought there was a man detailing a sexual assault strategy to me", Bush said, "I would have called the Federal Bureau of Investigation, not just reported it to my executive producer".

Moreover, a former Trump aide confirmed on Sunday via NBC's Meet the Press that the tape was undoubtedly of the president.

Billy Bush took to Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" Monday night to offer a mea culpa about past behavior and drive home the points he made in a surprise New York Times editorial piece published earlier in the day.

The op-ed, published on December 3, was in direct response to Trump's recent assertion that the voice on the now-infamous Access Hollywood tape "was not authentic" and that the "locker room talk" was doctored.

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"It was a gut punch, and it is a gut punch now, and it will always be", Bush said.

"When you're a star, they let you do it", Trump says.

"The (Access Hollywood) bus was the tip of the iceberg", Bush said. And I sort of equated what he was saying to some kind of crass stand-up act, like an Andrew Dice Clay performance. "You can do anything", he said at the time. Enough is enough! Stop playing around with people's lives.

"You don't get to say that".

"Because he was just regaling the seven guys on there and doing this, doing his bit", Bush said.

"They are coming after me to try and destroy what is considered by even them the greatest movement in the history of our country".

Bush didn't have the best start to the Today show when he joined in August 2016, as he immediately sparked controversy by defending Ryan Lochte's fabricated robbery story at the Olympics on-air.

When it comes to the national conversation of victims reporting sexual abuse and harrasment, he said, "Women must be believed". "I said, 'I appreciated it, ' and accepted it and thanked him". "I'm anxious that the dialogue isn't going to be around, because we get on to the next thing, we get on to our phones, the next outrage comes". "I hope it reaches all the guys on the bus".

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