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Billy Bush struggled to explain scandalous Trump tape to daughters

Billy Bush had no explanation for his actions in the now infamous Donald Trump tape when his tearful teenage daughter called him to ask about it.
A tape featuring the U.S. TV host talking to Trump, who was then the host of reality show The Apprentice, on the Access Hollywood tour bus, was leaked last October (16).
In the video, which was recorded several months after Trump married his third wife Melania, the businessman discussed a failed attempt to seduce TV host Nancy O’Dell, who previously worked at Access Hollywood.
He went on to say “you can do anything” to women “when you’re a star” and also bragged about trying to grope and kiss women as Bush laughed.
At one point, Bush also told Trump, 70, that “the Donald has scored” and also comments on a woman’s “good legs”.
Opening up for the first time about the embarrassing incident, which saw him fired from his role as host of the Today show, Bush admitted that discussing his actions with his two daughters was the hardest part.
“My then-15-year-old, Mary, called me from boarding school, and she was in tears: ‘Dad, Dad, Dad,’ and I said, ‘Everything is going to be fine, Mary. Everything’s going to be OK.’ It’s just instinctively what you say to your daughter,” Bush told The Hollywood Reporter. “And she said, ‘No, why were you laughing at the things that he was saying on that bus, Dad? They weren’t funny.’
“It hit really hard, and I stopped for a second, and I said, ‘I have no answer for that that’s any good. I am really sorry. That was Dad in a bad moment a long time ago. You know me. I am really sorry that you had to hear and see that. I love you’.”
The presenter, who is the nephew of former President George H.W. Bush, has done his utmost to get his life back on track following the scandal, and has undertaken a week long self-discovery retreat as well as seeking advice from motivational guru Tony Robbins.
Looking back on the tape, Bush said it was his lack of “strength of character” that prevented him from stepping in and stopping Trump from making the sexist remarks.
“Looking back upon what was said on that bus, I wish I had changed the topic,” he said. “(Trump) liked TV and competition. I could’ve said, ‘Can you believe the ratings on whatever?’ But I didn’t have the strength of character to do it.”

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