Former television personality Billy Bush finally broke his silence on the controversial exchange between him and Donald Trump from a leaked "Access Hollywood" interview shoot in 2005. In the candid new interview, Bush revealed one of the worst moments from the fallout was seeing how entirely disappointed his teenage daughter was in her father after hearing the released audio of Trump bragging about grabbing women by their genitals.
“There was a powerful moment, my now 16-year-old daughter called me… and she was in tears,” Bush told “Good Morning America” Monday morning. “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.’”
Bush admitted that he didn’t have a good answer for her at that prevailing moment so he could only find ways to apologize.
The video at question that was released last October by The Washington Post, hears Trump bragging about his capability to grab women by the p***y just because he’s a celebrity.
The then host of NBC’s “The Apprentice” continued to talk about his attempted affair with a married woman and details how he successfully flirts with women to get what he wants.
Trump ignored the offended reactions at the time of his campaign by claiming his words were just “locker room banter,” while the former “Access Hollywood” host who was heard laughing in the background, got fired from anchoring the third hour of “Today.”
"I will admit the irony is glaring. [Trump] has his process for his participation [in the tape], and I have mine," Bush told The Hollywood Reporter.
But as for Trump's way of dismissing the accusations, Bush doesn't feel like his response was a fair or accurate excuse.
"I'm in a lot of locker rooms, I am an athlete, and no, that is not the type of conversation that goes on or that I've participated in."