Billy Bush Suspended From Today Show After Trump Tapes

Billy Bush Suspended From Today Show After Trump Tapes

Billy Bush has been suspended from The Today Show following the recently published Trump tapes. Word on the street is he’s never coming back. Cenk Uygur, Grace Baldridge, and Brett Erlich, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“Billy Bush, a host on the “Today” show who has received stinging criticism for his role in a video with Donald J. Trump, has been suspended by NBC.

The NBC executive in charge of “Today,” Noah Oppenheim, wrote in a memo to his staff members on Sunday that “we’ve all been deeply troubled by the revelations of the past 48 hours.”

“Let me be clear — there is simply no excuse for Billy’s language and behavior on that tape,” he said. “NBC has decided to suspend Billy, pending further review of this matter.”

It is unclear how long the suspension will last.

Mr. Bush was at the center of an explosive 2005 video that was released on Friday, in which he is heard laughing and goading Mr. Trump as they engaged in a vulgar and misogynistic conversation about women.

The news of the suspension is a reversal for NBC News, whose executives maintained throughout the weekend that it had no plans to discipline Mr. Bush and that he was expected to address the controversy on Monday’s program.

But in the two days since the video’s release, there has been a strong social media backlash, including hundreds of angry comments on his Facebook page, many of them from women.

Mr. Bush released a statement on Friday saying that he was “embarrassed and ashamed” of his role in the recording. But he added, “This happened 11 years ago — I was younger, less mature and acted foolishly in playing along.” “*

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20 Responses

  1. Belgian Sebastian says:

    Say what you will about Trump, he is not stupid. He is a smart man with a
    deep understanding of what stupid people want

  2. torchandhammer says:

    Well sure this disqualifies him from being on TV, but at least he could
    still probably be President.

  3. John Doe 878393719 says:

    Seth Meyers: “Now it should be noted NBC suspended Billy Bush from The
    Today Show for his words on this tape, which means there is currently a
    higher standard for host of the third hour of The Today Show than there is
    for Republican nominee for President.”

  4. Teddy O says:

    Please Google: Trump 13 year old

    Trump is on trial for the violation of a 13 year old girl. People need to
    know this, please spread the word. If these allegations are
    true, Trump MUST be put in jail for life.

  5. Chunk Yoghurt says:


  6. breakersigh says:

    come on man, that was 11 years ago. You gonna ruins a mans life for
    something he did 11 years ago????????

  7. LanIost says:

    Wow. I had no idea that Billy Bush was related to the Bush family honestly.
    I can pretty much guarantee that YOU didn’t either.

  8. James Akers says:

    The faux outrage from TYT is so pathetic.

  9. failedteacher1 says:

    What makes someone treat a woman like that?

  10. Christopher Fiorentino says:

    fired for being a white hetro male

  11. Marcus says:

    Billy bush has done a great service to America…Trump is finished.

  12. therealrrc says:

    They hugged a female, what’s the problem here?

  13. Keith Nicholson says:

    For the life of me, I don’t know any fellow who has bragged about sexually
    assaulting women and getting away with it.

  14. Robert Bodin says:

    NBC; just another arm of the Fascist Lavender Left!

  15. KELLSONIC says:

    I will give Bush I pass unlike Trump and here’s why. Bush was in his 30s he
    really was young and immature. Trump can’t use that excuse. He was 59 at
    the time. There comes a time when you can’t teach and old dog new tricks.
    If you don’t have credibility at the age of 59, then you will never have

  16. JJ Sanchez says:

    Billy Bush gets suspended for being a straight male..

  17. Jhon Smith says:

    Don’t this guys sell Kasparian sex life histories with the tyt membership?

  18. Phil says:

    We are holding a T.V. host to a higher standard than someone running for

  19. Monkey Phoenix says:

    Clinton rapes women where is your report on that two-faced losers

  20. John Johnson says:

    busted by the pc police. everybody move away from Billy. you don’t want to
    catch what he has.