Former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush has been back in the news this week after he published a New York Times op-ed confirming that — of course — that was Donald Trump’s voice in the infamous Access Hollywood tape. And last night, December 4th, Bush accused Trump of playing with women’s lives during an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Specifically, Bush argued that Trump’s recent (ridiculous) claim that the tape may have been doctored disregards the well-being of the many women who have come forward with claims of sexual misconduct against him.
Bush’s comments hark back to his op-ed, in which he wrote, “I can only imagine how it [Trump’s denial] has reopened the wounds of the women who came forward with their stories about him, and did not receive enough attention. This country is currently trying to reconcile itself to years of power abuse and sexual misconduct. Its leader is wantonly poking the bear.”
We’re in complete agreement with Bush on this front. Trump’s denial is not only absurd — it’s callous, and it shows zero remorse or reflection regarding his own alleged misconduct. We’re reminded of Fox News anchor Neil Cavoto’s recent angry plea to the POTUS: “Last time I checked you are the President of the United States. Why don’t you act like it?”