Previous NBC television host Billy Bush accused U.S. President Donald Trump of “indulging in some revisionist dead letter” for reportedly telling allies it was not his voice making lewd remarks as the men tarried to film a segment for “Access Hollywood” in 2005.
“He said it. ‘Grab ’em by the p___y,'” Bush noted in an editorial published in the New York Times on Sunday.
The New York Times reported keep on month that Trump has been privately telling aides and comrades, including at least one U.S. senator, that the voice on the recording was not his.
That would be a revocation from his immediate acknowledgment of responsibility after the tape surfaced weeks forwards of the 2016 presidential election. Trump said: “I said it, I was wrong, and I beg.”
Reuters has not been able to verify the Times report that he has been privately important allies a different story.
The White House did not immediately respond to a petition for comment on Bush’s remarks. But White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders margined down the Times report at a White House briefing on Nov. 27.
“The President hasn’t changed his outlook. I think if anything that the president questions, it’s the media’s reporting on that correctness,” Sanders said.
Bush laughed on the video as Trump spoke and he extinct his job as a host of NBC’s flagship morning “Today” show after the tape was leaked to the normal in October, upending Trump’s campaign to become president.
(Disclosure: NBC and CNBC are owned by Comcast.)