Billy Bush does not say much about his former employer, NBC, in his in-depth interview with The Hollywood Reporter, but he does claim that “many people” at NBC knew about the 2005 tape that featured him and Trump discuss of women in a shameful way.
The audio was published by the Washington Post on Oct. 7, 2016, just two days before the second presidential debate between then-candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Many questioned the timing of the leak, speculate that politics played a role in the release of the-year-old recordings.
Although Bush said little else about his employer’s knowledge of the damage of the tires, his brother Jonathan spoke out against the network.
Jonathan Bush lamented to The Hollywood Reporter, “NBC News and [their] crocodile indignation: ‘We are so disappointed with Billy.’ I think Billy was very angry, notwithstanding his own demons to reckon with. You build an identity and reputation more than 15 years, and you will lose more than 15 hours. And you don’t get to be part of it. You don’t need to say, ‘Hey, wait a minute.'”
BILLY BUSH SPEAKS OUT ABOUT TRUMP TAPE
Billy Bush admitted to The Hollywood Reporter he would like his “Today” show viewers as the scandal broke.
“I would have welcomed the approach of the target group.”
Sources told The New York Post after the tape was leaked that Bush was bragging about the existence of the recording of a conversation between him and the Trumpet.
“I’ve never had a shared knowledge of the tape with someone who doesn’t already know of its existence. And that was enough people,” he said.
NBC not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment about that on the network are known about the tape.
Bush said that the tape “three days before the rest of the world heard.”
“Looking back on what was said on that bus, I wish that I had changed the subject. I wish I had said: ‘anyone want water?” or “It looks like it’s gonna rain,” Bush admitted.