Billy Bush: Yes, Donald Trump, You Said That

Billy Bush writes for the New York Times:

He said it. “Grab ’em by the pussy.” Of course he said it. And we laughed along, without a single doubt that this was hypothetical hot air from America’s highest-rated bloviator.

Along with Donald Trump and me, there were seven other guys present on the bus at the time, and every single one of us assumed we were listening to a crass standup act. He was performing. Surely, we thought, none of this was real. We now know better.

President Trump is currently indulging in some revisionist history, reportedly telling allies, including at least one United States senator, that the voice on the tape is not his. This has hit a raw nerve in me.

I can only imagine how it 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.

  • Boreal
  • Boreal
    • Ninja0980

      Yup but so many are still upset we aren’t worshiping St.Bernie they won’t give a damn.

      • pablo

        Clintonologist tears are delicious.

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    • AJD

      Yet the Bernie Bros will argue until they’re blue in the face that they had no effect on the outcome and that “$hillary” would have been just as bad.

      • JD

        I sue hope SOMEBODY down there has moved on beyond the ridiculous (from up here) fixation on whose fault it is Trump is president. Fact is, there are a lot of people who support the guy–the post above summarizsthe horror that is unfolding and people are still trying to parse the past election. The USA has far bigger problems.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      But her emails!

      • But she’s……shudder…..female!

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          but she’s not bernie!!

    • Chucktech

      “So, we having meatloaf again? What’s on TV? How ’bout them Redskins?”

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    And now it’s time for those nasty pussies to grab back.

  • Michael R
  • Reality.Bites

    I’ve long felt it was rather grotesque that the witness was fired and the perp became President.

  • greenmanTN
    • Reality.Bites

      And I think we’ll be doing roast pork for Christmas this year.

    • I like it, but Scooby-Doo villains usually have better thought-out plans than Trump.

  • Ninja0980

    But her e-mails!

    • RickCabral

      What a difference a year makes! Did her critics realize how deep in the shithole we’d be by this time by letting the pussy grabber win?

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Ninja0980

      Remember when Alan Dershowitz rightfully called out William Renquist for the hateful bastard he was after he died?
      That guy is long gone.

  • netxtown

    Louder, Billy! LOUDER!

  • Xaca

    Two thoughts:

    1) Where are those outtakes from The Apprentice where Trump was on camera using vile, obscene, filthy, racist, misogynistic, homophobic, anti-Semitic language? Yes, on the one hand, those would only serve to cement his support among rednecks and Teabaggers, but it’s time to open the kimono and let the public see firsthand in full bigoted glory what is currently occupying the Oval Office.

    2) We read repeated reports last year of a list of of women (at least 3, a 4th deceased under mysterious circumstances) who allege that Trump impregnated them in extra-marital liaisons, coerced them into abortions, and paid them not to speak publicly. Where are these women? Where are their stories? Where are the medical records? Where are their statements to journalists? Were they interviewed on video? The public has a right to know whether these stories were buried by a compliant (colluding?) news media, or whether these were mere rumors.

    This country is about to face a Constitutional crisis, and democracy demands full disclosure. Mainstream Media: Put up, or shut up. No holding back.

    • Chucktech

      1) Those tapes are sealed in a vault somewhere and if they’re released, someone will be sued into penury.

      2) Those women were paid not to speak publicly and it they do, they’ll be sued into penury.

      • JCF

        Ahem, that’s what GoFundMe is for. At some point: Country First!!!!

  • The New Paige Turner™

    I’ve been dealing with people who have disordered personalities for my whole life specifically those in cluster B.

    What I have noticed is that they never take responsibility, never admit mistakes, blame everyone for everything that goes wrong, create chaos but mainly they lie.

    They lie even when the truth is obvious and in front of them yet they expect everyone to believe their lies simply because they say so. This is how they rewrite history.

    They lie to protect their precious ego as they are too emotionally fragile to admit that they were wrong or that they made a mistake.

    The more malignant they are, the more the lies define them. In the case of Trump, he is lying because he cannot deal with the fact that he did something wrong. He also expects everyone to believe his lies simply because he says so.

    The lies are there to match the scenario and to explain it to soothe the ego.

    He is a malignant Narcissist and very unwell.

    He is also toast and so is his family. The lying and lashing out is proof that he knows.

    • Karl Dubhe II

      Is he likely to try to take us all with him, when he goes?

      • The New Paige Turner™

        Nihilism is part of the disorder but theres only so far he can go before he is stopped.

        My opinion is that he will fire Mueller soon. The trigger for that will be charges made against Jr or Kushner.

        Once he does that – he’s gone.

        • canoebum

          And who is going to make that happen? The Congressional GOP? Not a chance. The Democrats will have to retake the House before any proceedings begin. If they can gain control of the Senate as well, there is a chance that a chastened GOP will provide the votes needed to convict and remove him from office.

          • The New Paige Turner™

            If he fires Mueller – which he is positioning for now – he cannot continue. Its clear that he knows that there has been obstruction as does everyone around him.

            Its also clear that Pence knew all about Flynn as well.

            The GOP have got what they want – tax cuts. Trump is useless to them now.

          • David Walker

            No. They haven’t go what they want. They still want to go after Social Security and Medicare. Too socialist, too progressive, too helpful to mere citizens.

    • GlennF

      I agree with everything you said except the very last part. It remains to be seen if he’s toast. For all of our sakes, hopefully he is.

      In my opinion, the lying and lashing out are not so much proof that he knows he’s toast but only proof that he’s trying to prevent himself from becoming toast, that is, from being thrown out of office.

      • Steven B

        Read Seth Abramson on Twitter and you’ll realize that his time in office will end prematurely.

        • The New Paige Turner™

          Im a big fan of Seth. His assessment of the situation that we are currently enduring is cogent and well researched.

          • Steven B

            His Twitter feed keeps me from going insane in the midst of all this madness.

    • pablo

      I had an ex with borderline personality disorder. If he made a choice he wasn’t happy with, he would blame you for not talking him out of it.

  • leastyebejudged

    You know, your buddies in the media helped make Trump what he is today.

    Hell, YOU helped make him what he is, and sit in in the Presidency.

    Every time you watch “reality tv”, every time you buy products from the corporations that profiteer from exploitation of the worst aspects of our culture and society.

    You bought the products, you use the products, what are you complaining about ?

    You ARE the products.

  • Pete Wascher

    lol, nice try, donald.

    haven’t heard of anyone believing your “i don’t believe that was me” comment. your credibility is “0”!

  • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

    It does not matter what Billy Bush says, the Screaming Cheeto now believes he did not say those things, and his 38% accept that as gospel.

    • Chucktech

      38%?? Pffft. More like 36%…

  • Steven B

    FINALLY! I’ve been saying for days that this whole conversation could be if someone would just ask Bush what really happened. Why’d it take this long?

  • Robincho

    I seem to recall Beely Boosh all her-de-har-har with everything that came out of Dumpy’s piehole…

    • David Walker

      Nah. He was just being a good host.
      Lesson 1: If you tell your guest that’s he’s full of shit BEFORE the interview, you’ll wind up with no interview.
      Lesson 2: Let the interviewee reveal as much of himself as he wants; it could be good background material, even for a show like Access Hollywood.
      Lesson 3: The interviewee thinks he’s funny, so laugh along.
      Lesson 4: Never talk to the interviewee with your arms folded…he’ll pick up that you think he’s full of shit.
      Lesson 5: Hang on to every bit of recorded material you have, whether audio or video, because you never know when background will be needed.

      James Levine? Really? Now that’s disappointing. And here I go with another round of “does this discredit all of his accomplishments?” “Do I no longer play his CDs?”

      • Robincho

        Jimmy Levine is a very sick man. And you can take that any way you want to… Don’t get me started…

        • Chucktech

          And what a shock and a crying shame. Of course, he deserves his hearing, but it doesn’t sound good.

  • Marides48

    Poking the bears? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    While I applaud Mr. Bush’s johnny come lately clarification, the fact remains it’s very much too little to late. This full throated (words for the day) rebuke of Trumps denials should have been stated when the taped first came out, as opposed to the tepid response given at the time.

  • JWC

    Donny must have a fit when other sources refuse to collaberate his lies

  • Gianni

    Will Donnie be tweeting about how Billy is lying?