How the ‘Today’ show handled Billy Bush’s suspension on air Monday

October 10, 2016 1:43 PM

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How the ‘Today’ show handled Billy Bush’s suspension on air Monday

The “Today” show had no choice on Monday morning – it had to address the suspension of Billy Bush, the show’s 9 a.m. co-anchor. On Friday, The Washington Post published a 2005 video of Donald Trump making extremely lewd comments about women, all while on a bus with Bush to film a segment on “Access Hollywood,” where Bush was a co-host at the time. Bush, who can be heard laughing and joking with Trump during the exchange, faced massive criticism from viewers.

Bush released an apology Friday, saying he was “embarrassed and ashamed” and noting that “it’s no excuse, but this happened eleven years ago — I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along.” Rumors flew over the weekend about Bush’s “Today” show status; several publications report...

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