In an op-ed for the New York Times, former Today host Billy Bush has disputed Donald Trump’s recent claim that the infamous Access Hollywood tape is bogus. The recording, in which Trump can be heard telling Bush that he could grab women by their genitals because he’s a star, plainly features both Bush and Trump exiting a bus from which the recording was made. Bush and Trump had just arrived at NBC’s Burbank lot where Trump was to make a cameo on the soap Days of Our Lives. The remarks were caught on a hot mic which Trump and Bush were apparently unaware of.
Because of the exchange, Bush was fired from his job on the NBC morning show, Today.
Bush reportedly is seeking to return to television and will be a guest tonight on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.