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Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Billy Bush is done with Trump's 'revisionist history'

Billy Bush is done with Trump's 'revisionist history'

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.

As Bush explains, part of his job on NBC's "Access Hollywood" was to ingratiate Trump, whose was then the network's biggest star, due to the success of his show "The Apprentice".

"And we laughed along, without a single doubt that this was hypothetical hot air from America's highest-rated bloviator", said Bush, who was sacked from NBC's "Today" after the tape surfaced past year. "And we laughed along, without a single doubt that this was hypothetical hot air from America's highest-rated bloviator", Bush writes. That's a great place to start, and something I have real thoughts about - but it is a story for another day.

Bush penned an opinion piece for the New York Times in which he wrote: "Of course he said it".

In response, Bush has written an editorial that explicitly confirms that yep, it was definitely Donald Trump saying those ghastly things.

Trump won the election despite the outrage triggered by the recording.

"I said it, I was wrong, and I apologize", he said.

Billy Bush is done with Trump's 'revisionist history'
Billy Bush is done with Trump's 'revisionist history'

President Trump is now indulging in some revisionist history, reportedly telling allies, including at least one United States senator, that the voice on the tape is not his. Seeing his own firing offense in comparison to former NBC colleague Matt Lauer's can't be sitting well with Bush, who lost his "AH" and "Today" gigs over a single conversation.

Bush will no doubt have more to say about the situation Monday on "Late Night With Stephen Colbert", where he'll make his first public appearance since 2016.

In May, the Hollywood Reporter published an extensive interview with Bush, in which he described his shame and humiliation about the recording, saying he didn't have the "strength of character" to shut Trump down.

The now uncovered details come at a moment of increased focus on allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct, involving prominent figures in politics, media and the arts, such as producer Harvey Weinstein and actor Kevin Spacey. "This has hit a raw nerve in me", he added.

The New York Times and The Washington Post reported in recent days that Trump had supporters and at least one senator that it may have been faked, and that the voice was not his.

I can only imagine how it has reopened the wounds of the women who came forward with their stories about him, and did not receive enough attention.

Trump has denied wrongdoing, either rejecting the women's claims himself or through spokespeople.

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