Billy Bush, the second person on the Trump tape, has been suspended by NBC News indefinitely as a result of his language on the tape. At the time of the recording, Bush worked for Access Hollywood, but he is currently with NBC News and the Today Show as a third hour host.
Sources initially told reporters that Bush would be on the show Monday, however pushback to that plan caused Today show executives to reconsider.
Bush is currently suspending indefinitely and there is no guarantee that he may ever be on NBC airwaves again. Bush has had a rocky start on the Today show. He was the first reporter to interview Ryan Lochte, but that interview was eventually revealed to be filled with lies from Lochte. Bush later tried to defend Lochte, but Al Roker shut him down during a debate on-air.
This could present an opportunity for NBC executives to remove Bush from the Today Show in a relatively clean manner.
Read the memo from Today show executive Noah Oppenheim:
Dear TODAY Family — I know we’ve all been deeply troubled by the revelations of the past 48 hours.
Let me be clear — there is simply no excuse for Billy’s language and behavior on that tape. NBC has decided to suspend Billy, pending further review of this matter.
If any of you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me directly, anytime day or night.