Loose lips sink ships.
Billy Bush has been suspended from the “TODAY” show for his lewd and grimy convo with Donald Trump, where the Republican candidate bragged about seducing married women, groping “cookie jars,” and more.
Billy is heard on the tape eating up Donald’s words like a delicious dessert.
Although he issued an apology, NBC wasn’t trying to hear it. So, he will be marinating “pending further review.” Which is code for “finding a loophole in his contract to fire him.”
Via NBC News:
Bush has come under fire for his involvement in a 2005 “Access Hollywood” videotape with Donald Trump that has sparked backlash against the Republican nominee. On the tape, Trump is heard boasting in lewd terms about a failed attempt to seduce a married woman and talks about kissing and groping women without their consent, saying “when you’re a star, they let you do it.” Bush, then an anchor for the entertainment show, is heard on the tape laughing and joking along with Trump.
In his memo, Oppenheim wrote, “I know we’ve all been deeply troubled by the revelations of the past 48 hours. Let me be clear — there is simply no excuse for Billy’s language and behavior on that tape. NBC has decided to suspend Billy, pending further review of this matter.”
Bush apologized in a Friday evening personal statement after the video surfaced saying, “Obviously I’m embarrassed and ashamed. It’s no excuse, but this happened 11 years ago — I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along. I’m very sorry.”