Back in the United States, Billy Bush has broken his silence about the 2005 NBC’s “Access Hollywood” videotape, in which Bush is egging on Donald Trump as he brags about committing sexual assault.
Donald Trump: “I’ve got to use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful—I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. I just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”
Billy Bush: “Whatever you want.”
Donald Trump: “Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.”
NBC fired Billy Bush after the tape resurfaced during the 2016 presidential campaign. In his first comments on the tape since its release, Bush told “Good Morning America” the tape brought his 16-year-old daughter to tears.
Billy Bush: “It was a powerful moment. My now-16-year-old daughter called me, and she was in tears. And she was really upset. And I said, ‘Mary, it’s—it’s going to be OK. You know, don’t worry.’ And she said, ‘No. Why were you laughing at the things that he was saying on that bus? Why were you playing along with it, Dad? It wasn’t funny.’ And I said, ‘Mary, I am sorry. And there is no good answer for that.'”