Billy Bush Tells Stephen Colbert He’s “Infuriated on Personal Front” By Trump (VIDEO)


Former Today host Billy Bush made his first late-night appearance since he was fired last year over the Access Hollywood tape in which then candidate Donald Trump made his infamous “grab them by the pussy” comment. Bush joined The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to speak about the incident and the current sexual harassment scandals in Hollywood and media.


The Access Hollywood tape resurfaced in the news cycle last week after a report that racist, habitual liar Trump has been lying  the authenticity of the recording, and just days after Matt Lauer’s disgraced exit as longtime Today co-anchor. Lauer was the one to announce that Bush would be leaving Today in October 2016. Bush had joined the Today team as co-host of the 9 a.m. hour in August 2016.


Colbert asked Bush about his recent op-ed in The New York Times Op-Ed in which Bush asserted, “He [Trump] said it. ‘Grab ‘em by the pussy.’ Of course he said it.” Bush told the CBS host he was frustrated and offended “on the personal front” by Trump’s refutation of the tape. “Last week, for some reason, he came out with ‘That’s not my voice on the tape,’ ” Bush told Colbert. “Like I said, you can’t say that. That is your voice. I was there, you were there, that is your voice on the tape.”

Relating the tape to today’s climate of sexual harassment revelations and the fallout for the men accused, Bush said, “You’ve got 20 women, who used their names. We’ve got powerful people being held accountable now, and sometimes there’s anonymous sources. All of these women came out with their names and told their detailed accounts.”

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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