Monday, December 04, 2017

Billy Bush: Yes, Trump, You Said That

Billy Bush: He said it. "Grab 'em by the ---." 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 stand-up act. He was performing. Surely, we thought, none of this was real. We now know better. Recently I sat down and read an article dating from October of 2016; it was published days after my departure from NBC, a time when I wasn't processing anything productively. In it, the author reviewed the various firsthand accounts about Trump that, at that point, had come from 20 women.

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Some of what Natasha Stoynoff, Rachel Crooks, Jessica Leeds and Jill Harth alleged involved forceful kissing. Harth said he pushed her up against a wall, with his hands all over her, trying to kiss her.

"He was relentless," she said. "I didn't know how to handle it." Her story makes the whole "better use some Tic Tacs" and "just start kissing them" routine real. I believe her.

Kristin Anderson said that Trump reached under her skirt and "touched her vagina through her underwear" while they were at a New York nightclub in the 1990s. That makes the "grab 'em by the ---" routine real. I believe her.

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He should just resign, he is too immoral to be our President.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-04 09:19 AM

Way to go Billy!

Finally someone that can provide the Bush name some reverence.

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-12-04 06:02 PM

According to alternative facts he never said that and never touched anyone inappropriately. That'll be enough for Trumplings. All the Rs will think he's just fine.

#3 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2017-12-04 06:05 PM

I just don't see and never really did any outrage from the Right. Of course they are calling for the resignations of any D immediately. Party before country as usual. Party before justice as usual. Party before the people...

#4 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-12-04 07:55 PM

"I just don't see and never really did any outrage from the Right."

They are getting ready to elect a child molester as a Senator in Alabama right now. They like to spout off about family values but really don't give a crap about them. Republicans = Hypocrites.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-05 07:50 AM

At least with The Dotard in place all those phony 'Christians' can drop the pretense, have a drink and a little something on the side, and sleep in on Sundays...

#6 | Posted by catdog at 2017-12-05 10:27 AM

In other words, when you had something to gain then everything was alright but now that you don't, you decide to make it a big deal. Can't say I blame you though, that's pretty much what the entire 2017 year has been about.

#7 | Posted by humtake at 2017-12-05 11:35 AM

In other words, when you had something to gain then everything was alright but now that you don't, you decide to make it a big deal. Can't say I blame you though, that's pretty much what the entire 2017 year has been about.

#7 | Posted by humtake

Who is "you?" Billy Bush?

He's only saying this now because the world's most famous liar is now saying the tape was fake, after he previously admitted to it and apologized for it.

Do you feel dumb for following such an obvious liar?

#8 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-05 11:38 AM

humtake doesn't feel dumb, that takes intelligence.

#9 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-12-05 11:40 AM

so what.

#10 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2017-12-06 12:36 PM

humtake doesn't feel dumb, that takes intelligence.

#9 | POSTED BY KLIFFERD

Dunning-Kruger Effect:

"In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias wherein people of low ability suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their cognitive ability as greater than it is. The cognitive bias of illusory superiority derives from the metacognitive inability of low-ability persons to recognize their own ineptitude; without the self-awareness of metacognition, low-ability people cannot objectively evaluate their actual competence or incompetence." en.wikipedia.org

#11 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2017-12-07 10:48 AM

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