Billy Bush penned a sobering op-ed published in the New York Times Sunday nighttime, in which the former “Access Hollywood” host said he believed the women accusing President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct.
He also slammed the president for engaging in “revisionist history” after reports indicated that Trump has been questioning the authenticity of the “Access Hollywood” tape in recent months. The videotape, which features Trump boasting about sexually assaulting females, derailed Bush’s career but “havent had” bearing on Trump being elected president.
“He said it, ” Bush wrote. ”’Grab ’em by the pussy.’ Of course he said it.”
Bush added that he lately went back to an October 2016 article that detailed the personal accounts of 20 females accusing Trump of sexual harassment and misconduct, including groping, unwanted advanceds and kissing them without their permission.
“To these women: I will never know the dread you seemed or the frustration of being summarily dismissed and called a liar, but I do know a lot about the anguish of being inexorably linked to Donald Trump, ” he wrote. “You have my respect and admiration. You are culture warriors at the vanguard of necessary change.”
Bush, the nephew of former President George H.W. Bush and cousin of former President George W. Bush, was suspended and then firedin October 2016 after the Washington Post wrote the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape that proved the former NBC star ingratiating Trump as he bragged about sexually assaulting women.