It takes two to have a conversation.
The 'hot-mic' recording that has gotten Donald Trump swept up in yet another controversy regarding how he speaks about women has gone viral, but Trump isn't the only one apologizing. The other voice in the recording, Billy Bush, is also taking some heat.
The former Access Hollywood host and, yes, member of the Bush family, (former President George H.W. Bush is his cousin) was the other half of the conversation that has blown up on news outlets across the world.
According to CNN, Bush made the following statement.
"It's no excuse, but this happened eleven years ago -- I was younger, less mature and acted foolishly in playing along. I'm very sorry,"
Trump issued an apology on Friday night.
"I've never said I'm a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that I'm not. I've said and done things I regret, and the words released today on this more than a decade-old video are one of them. Anyone who knows me knows these words don't reflect who I am. I said it, I was wrong and I apologize."
In the recording, you can hear both Bush and Trump talk about how easy it is to get woman when "you're a star," among other graphic and lewd comments.
"I did try and f--- her," Trump tells Bush in reference to a married woman, while acknowledging he was unsuccessful. "I moved on her like a b---- but I couldn't get there," Trump said.
At the time, both Bush and Trump were TV show hosts for NBC and the two were promoting Trump's reality show, The Apprentice, on a NBC soap opera.
Now, Bush is a host on the Today Show, and while Trump has lost a number of supporters as a result of the recording, it is unclear what consequences await Bush.
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