Billy Bush brazenly bragged to NBC staff about the vulgar Donald Trump tape while covering the Olympics in Rio, reports the generally accurate Page Six.
The shamed “Today” host boasted at a party in August that he had a “tape of Trump being a real dog,” prompting staffers at “Access Hollywood” to track it down.
Bush never told NBC News brass about the tape when he joined “Today,” and they’re not happy about it. “Billy was bragging about the tape to other NBC staff while in Rio. If he knew about the tape, and remembered the full extent of such an explosive conversation with a presidential candidate and didn’t disclose that to NBC News, that is a very, very serious problem,” the insider said, adding it could violate the “morality clause” in his contract.
Although other sources say the reason NBC is pissed is because they’ve been getting tons of calls saying he should be fired.
You know who must be loving the Billy side of this controversy? Carson Daly. He’s been over doing 90 second bits in the orange room and Billy just waltzes in and takes an anchor spot? Hogwash. Anyway, Carson is standing in for Billy while he’s on suspension. Grab that brass ring, Carson!