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Billy Bush addresses Trump comments on 'Access Hollywood' tape: 'Of course he said it

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Billy Bush, former "Access Hollywood" host, penned an op-ed for the New York Times, and confirmed that President Donald Trump is the one who can be heard on the infamous 2005 recording in which he boasted about grabbing women's genitalia.

The op-ed, titled, "Yes, Donald Trump, You Said That," and published on Sunday, addressed the scandal that occurred as a result of the 2005 tape resurfacing just weeks before the 2016 presidential election.

What was in the op-ed?

"He said it," Bush wrote. "'Grab ’em by the p***y.' 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."

Bush, whom NBC ultimately fired for his own comments on the tape, added that there were several other people who were present as witnesses for the remarks.

Bush's op-ed comes on the heels of reports that Trump has privately said that it is not him on the recording.

The Times allegedly received reports in November of multiple private conversations  concerning the tape in which the president reportedly suggested that its authenticity was in question.

Trump, however, in the hours after the tape was revealed in 2016, acknowledged that the voice on the recording was his, and he apologized for what he said was "locker room talk."

In the op-ed, Bush added that the president "is currently indulging in some revisionist history" in denying that he made remarks captured on the "Access Hollywood" tape.

"This has hit a raw nerve in me," he added.

"To these women: I will never know the fear you felt or the frustration of being summarily dismissed and called a liar, but I do know a lot about the anguish of being inexorably linked to Donald Trump," Bush said about those women who have made allegations of sexual misconduct against Trump. "You have my respect and admiration. You are culture warriors at the forefront of necessary change."

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