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Donald Trump Lied About His Apprentice Ratings Since People Were So Gullible, Says Billy Bush

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After carefully working his way back into public consciousness since his Access Hollywood tape fiasco with Donald Trump in late 2016, Billy Bush swung by Real Time on Friday to further discuss his fall from grace and the “irony” of losing his cushy Today job while Trump became president of our fine country. Tags: They just do. 1 forever. “He’s been saying No. “I don’t want to talk about this.”

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Who Is the Employee ‘Sleeping Around With Everybody’ in the White House? “I said, Wait a minute, Donald, you haven’t been No. (“It’s shitty,” he admitted.) However, in a deviation from discussing the aftermath of the tape’s release with Bill Maher, Bush shared an interesting tidbit about his early years reporting on Trump for Access. That’s it. “I didn’t want him to call,” Bush said. Last Thursday, 18-49, last five minutes! Finally I had enough,” Bush explained, noting how he would frequently interview Trump on-camera for NBC. Ah, okay. And I’m like, No, I don’t know that stat. Billy Bush. 1 in five or four years, not in any category, not in any demo. And later, when the camera are off, he says, Billy, look, you just tell them and they believe it. He goes, Well, did you see last Thursday? Specifically, how Trump would always lie about his Apprentice ratings when they faltered later in the show’s run, owing to the fact people would always believe anything he said. He’s like, I told you. And from that point forward Access Hollywood was always number one, even if we were actually number two.”

Bush also clarified that he and Trump haven’t spoken in years, and he has zero desire to talk with him ever again.

Uma Thurman Has Been Waiting ‘to Feel Less Angry’ When It Comes to Discussing Sexual Harassment in Hollywood

And when I’m ready, I’ll say what I have to say.” While Thurman did not say if she would be naming names when she chooses to speak out, the question directed to her was specifically about Harvey Weinstein, who served as a producer for all of the Quentin Tarantino films she’s starred in. “So I’ve been waiting to feel less angry. “I don’t have a tidy soundbite for you, because I’ve learned I’m not a child and I’ve learned that when I’ve spoken in anger I usually regret the way I express myself,” Thurman explained. Uma Thurman's response when asked about the flood of sexual misconduct allegations….wow. pic.twitter.com/Sw5Br1GwFg— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 4, 2017

Uma Thurman will eventually talk about her experiences with sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood, but it’s going to be on her terms and her terms only. In a recent interview with Access Hollywood — which occurred last month, but received particularly wide circulation on Twitter today due to journalist Yashar Ali — the actress responded to a question about women speaking out against inappropriate behavior in the workplace with a powerful, and even chilling, sentiment of her own. Related
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