Billy Bush axed from ‘Today’ show for comments on Donald Trump secret tape

Presidential hopeful boasted about groping women

Billy Bush, the nephew of former President George H.W. Bush, has been axed from the Today show in America after his involvement in Donald Trump’s historic comments about groping women.

A 2005 conversation of Trump’s recently surfaced, seeing him boast about groping a married woman. In it, he says: “I moved on her and I failed, I’ll admit it… I did try and fuck her. She was married… I am automatically attracted to beautiful women. I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss, I don’t even wait… and when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything… Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”

Bush has now been suspended indefinitely by NBC. Executive Producer Noah Oppenheim said in a memo that “there is simply no excuse for Billy’s language and behaviour on that tape.” Bush, who is a presenter on the programme, has been suspended “pending further review of the matter,” reports the Associated Press.

A tape which surfaced last Friday (October 7) showed Bush and Trump speaking as the Republican was about to appear on the daytime drama ‘Days Of Our Lives. From the bus they had to the set, Bush pointed out to Trump an actress, Arianne Zucker, who was there to greet them. Bush called the actress “hot,” adding an expletive.

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Earlier today (October 10), the music world reacted to the second US Presidential town hall debate with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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During the debate, Katy Perry took to Twitter to urge Clinton not to shake Trump’s hand, while Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx urged Trump to “make a point rather than sniffle and point”.

“Donald is a Savage,” wrote At The Drive-In/The Mars Volta’s Cedric Bixler-Zavala. “I’m not pro trump but fuck he’s a savage.”

Shura went on to point out how “Trump constantly refers to Hilary as her or she and then refers to himself in the third person”.

See a collection of responses to the debate below.