Billy Bush gave his first interview since The Today Show fired him in October.
Billy was caught in an 11-year-old video laughing along with Donald Trump’s account of how he seduced married women. One man now lives in the White House, while the other attempts to live down that moment.
Billy Bush told The Hollywood Reporter, (quote) “Looking back, I wish I had changed the topic. But I didn't have the strength of character to do it.”
He’s trying to change that. Bush pledged to his three daughters to “become a better, fuller man.”
His older brother called Billy’s firing unfair. (quote) “You build an identity over 15 years, and you lose it over 15 hours.” The video leaked on a Friday night, just as Billy boarded a cross-country flight. He watched from first class as a "real-time train wreck engulfed his career." What awaited him was a gauntlet of bad press. He joked that he wished the flight never landed.
NBC offered him a multi-million dollar severance package.