Disgraced tv host Billy Bush reminded U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday that it was the truth is his voice heard within the notorious recording of him boasting about sexually assaulting ladies.
“He stated it. ‘Seize ’em by the p***y,’” Bush stated in an op-ed printed within the New York Instances. “After all he stated it.”
Within the 2005 recording, Trump, who was the star of The Apprentice on the time, made the feedback whereas on an Entry Hollywood bus with then-host Bush. At one level, Trump describes making an attempt to have intercourse with a married girl. He additionally brags about ladies letting him kiss and seize them as a result of he’s well-known.
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“If you’re a star, they allow you to do it,” Trump says. “You are able to do something.”
The tape surfaced final yr and once more lately after the Instances reported the president recommended to a senator, and once more to an adviser, this yr that tape was not genuine. The newspaper didn’t title the people.
The recording prompted outrage within the month main as much as the U.S. election.
“I’ve stated and completed issues I remorse, and the phrases launched at the moment on this more-than-a-decade-old video are one in every of them,” he stated in October 2016.
Final week, Entry Hollywood fired again on the report of Trump’s declare.
Hosts Natalie Morales and Equipment Hoover addressed the report and the tip of Monday evening’s present.
“In accordance with the New York Instances, President Trump advised two folks that the Entry Hollywood bus tape, the one the place he bragged about grabbing ladies by you-know-what is pretend,” Hoover stated.
“Allow us to make this completely clear, the tape may be very actual. Keep in mind his excuse on the time was ‘Locker room discuss.’ He stated each a kind of phrases,” Morales advised viewers.
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Bush went on to say Sunday there have been “seven different guys current on the bus on the time” during which all of them thought they have been “listening to a crass stand-up act.”
“Certainly, we thought, none of this was actual,” Bush stated within the op-ed. “We now know higher.”
Following the Instances report, the White Home insisted Trump hadn’t modified his tone in regards to the recording.
“The president addressed this. This was litigated and positively answered throughout the election by the overwhelming help for the president and the truth that he’s sitting right here within the Oval Workplace at the moment,” White Home Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders advised reporters. “He’s made his place on that clear, at the moment, as have the American individuals of their help of him.
“The president hasn’t modified his place, I consider something that the president questions is it’s the media’s reporting on that accuracy,” Sanders added.
Bush addressed the report of Trump questioning the authenticity of the recording, saying: “This has hit a uncooked nerve in me.”
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“I can solely think about the way it has reopened the injuries of the ladies who got here ahead with their tales about him, and didn’t obtain sufficient consideration,” Bush stated. “This nation is presently making an attempt to reconcile itself to years of energy abuse and sexual misconduct. Its chief is wantonly poking the bear.”
Bush spent greater than a decade with the leisure information present, earlier than taking a job with NBC’s As we speak present. He was then axed following the leak of the 2005 recording.
—with a file from the Related Press
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