Former NBC interviewer Billy Bush said he felt it was necessary to speak out after President Trump claimed that the Access Hollywood recording of him infamously saying “Grab them by the p***y” is fake.
In the New York Times, Bush said the President was “indulging in revisionist history” , and now reports now question whether the tape was real. Trump originally apologised for the remarks, which came to light before he won last year’s election.
Bush also confirms that Trump made rude remarks in front of him and seven other men who were present on the Access Hollywood bus in 2005. “Every single one of us assumed we were listening to a crass standup act,” He wrote. “He was performing. Surely, we thought, none of this was real. We now know better.”
Bush said one of the reasons he was promoted at NBC was because of his ability to converse with celebrities like Trump. “None of us were guilty of knowingly enabling our future president,” Bush writes. “But all of us were guilty of sacrificing a bit of ourselves in the name of success.”
At the time, Trump apologized for the remarks, saying they were “locker room talk.” But since then he has privately suggested that the footage is not real, according to the Times.