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Trump's Lawyer Takes Blame For "Access Hollywood" Comments

John Dowd, Trump’s personal lawyer, has been the subject of a satirical news report from the New Yorker. The report, written by Andy Borowitz, implies that Mr. Dowd is been the person responsible for every controversial incident during Trump’s tenure as president and presidential candidate.

In the report, Borowitz writes that it was actually Dowd’s voice in the infamous ‘Access Hollywood’ tape. The satirical story comes after President Trump claimed that his voice cannot be heard on the notorious tape, in which he boasts about using his position to grab women by the pu***y.

Since he made these claims, Billy Bush, a well-known radio and television personality who can also be heard on the tape, has come forward to publicly refute Trump’s statement.

“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 standup act,” said Mr. Bush. “He was performing. Surely, we thought, none of this was real.”

If you need a reminder, this is what Trump says in the tape: "You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything."

Mr. Bush, who recently appeared on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’, acknowledged that the renewed focus on the tape was related to recent revelations about the endemic culture of sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood. "I can only imagine how it has reopened the wounds of the women who came forward with their stories about him, and did not receive enough attention."

“President Trump is currently indulging in some revisionist history, reportedly telling allies, including at least one United States senator, that the voice on the tape is not his,” says Bush. “This has hit a raw nerve in me.”

As more cases of sexual harassment and misconduct continue to surface, Mr. Bush hopes that “the current media drama of who did what to whom will give way to a constructive dialogue between mature men and women in the workplace and beyond.”

In an interview with the New York Times, Mr. Bush, who can be heard laughing at Trump’s comments in the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape, said regretfully: “Today is about reckoning and reawakening, and I hope it reaches all the guys on the bus.”

Mr. Bush ended his interview on a personal note, saying: “I know that I don’t need the accoutrements of fame to know God and be happy. After everything over the last year, I think I’m a better man and father to my three teenage daughters — far from perfect, but better.”

Online commenters have reacted to Mr. Bush’s comments with a mixture of weariness and cynicism. “Why would anyone believe anything Trump says? The man lies about everything,” wrote ‘TheRealVictoria’.

Another New York Times commenter criticized NBC for firing Bush after he was heard on the video, writing:

“This is a PERFECT example of complicity being punished for its part in disgraceful and undignified conversation but the sexual perpetrator getting off and then being rewarded. Heed this warning 45…. KARMA is a BI@tch. Sitting here with my popcorn waiting for the other shoe to drop.”

Source: New Yorker, Deadline
Photo: YouTube

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