Billy Bush Goes Berserk On Trump After Donald Says That’s Not Him On The P*ssy Tape

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In October of 2016, at the height of the election, the New York Times reported a tape had been released that caught Donald Trump saying incredibly lewd comments about women.  “Grab’em by the pussy.”  A phrase that will undoubtedly go down in history and will forever be attached to the office of president of the United States and the man who said it. The Times printed the full transcript of the tape, part of which read:

‘Trump: I moved on her, actually. You know, she was down on Palm Beach. I moved on her, and I failed. I’ll admit it.’

‘Unknown: Whoa.

‘Trump: I did try and fuck her. She was married.

‘Unknown: That’s huge news.

‘Trump: No, no, Nancy. No, this was [unintelligible] — and I moved on her very heavily. In fact, I took her out furniture shopping.

‘She wanted to get some furniture. I said, “I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture.” I took her out furniture —

‘I moved on her like a bitch. But I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.’

The “Unknown” in the transcript and tape turned out to be none other than then-Access Hollywood star Billy Bush, who was fired after the tape’s release and high profile focus in the news.  Trump of course went on to win the election in spite of these comments.

Until recently, Trump had played the comments off as “locker room talk,” a term that became the cornerstone of his campaign’s argument to defend Trump.  However, Donald Trump has recently been denying that he ever said the horrific comments and now claims the tape that had him on record saying it was fake.

A recent New York Times article, which delved into Trump’s defense of Alabama Senatorial candidate Roy Moore, reported that Trump, “sees the calls for Mr. Moore to step aside as a version of the response to the now-famous ‘Access Hollywood’ tape, in which he boasted about grabbing women’s genitalia, and the flood of groping accusations against him that followed soon after.” The report continued:

‘He suggested to a senator earlier this year that it was not authentic, and repeated that claim to an adviser more recently. (In the hours after it was revealed in October 2016, Mr. Trump acknowledged that the voice was his, and he apologized.)’

In light of this report, the fall man for the entire “grab’em” incident, Billy Bush, has come forth in an op-ed with the New York Times to set the record straight about Trump and the tape. “He said it,” the piece leads off. “Of course he said it. And we laughed along, without a single doubt that this was hypothetical hot air from America’s highest-rated bloviator.”

Bush did not mince words in his open testimony, revealing that he recently sat down to read one of the many articles published around the time of his firing.  In the article, the accusations against Trump from several women were laid out in detail.  Bush stated:

“Kristin Anderson said that Mr. Trump reached under her skirt and “touched her vagina through her underwear” while they were at a New York nightclub in the 1990s. That makes the “grab ’em by the pussy” routine real. I believe her.”

Bush critiqued the president for now, well after the tape’s release, denying its validity and not owning his own words. “President Trump is currently indulging in some revisionist history,” Bush wrote, “reportedly telling allies, including at least one United States senator, that the voice on the tape is not his. This has hit a raw nerve in me.”

Bush continued:

‘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. This country is currently trying to reconcile itself to years of power abuse and sexual misconduct. Its leader is wantonly poking the bear.’

In light of the mounting accusations of sexual harassment against a list of Hollywood elites, the op-ed hits on an important note that women need to be taken seriously and that those who supported Trump’s behavior needed to be punished. “None of us were guilty of knowingly enabling our future president,” Bush wrote, “but all of us were guilty of sacrificing a bit of ourselves in the name of success.”

Trump and his team have yet to respond to Bush’s op-ed, though perhaps a future Trump tweet storm is in the forecast.

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