NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Friday, October 7, 2016, 8:08 PM
This Bush is getting whacked.
The internet dragged “Today” show co-host Billy Bush Friday after 2005 video footage caught on a hot mic showed him trading sexist wisecracks with GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.
“Just saw the video with you and Donald Trump,” one fan commented on Bush’s most recent Facebook post, a photo of him brandishing a plate of bacon. “You’re just as big as a pig and scumbag as trump is.”
“The Bushy” gets a hug from actress Arianne Zucker.
(The Washington Post)
“WOW you’re such a pig. I wonder how you’d feel listen to two men discuss any of your daughters that way,” another commenter wrote.
Even Sen. John McCain’s daughter Meghan McCain, a vociferous critic of Trump, weighed in online with a photo of Britney Spears looking disgusted.
“Oh no, Billy Bush, no….” she captioned the later-deleted image.
“What a lewd, crude sexist little man you have turned out to be. A real Trump suck up also,” chimed in another Facebook commenter. “NBC will cut you lose (sic) if they have any morals.”
The 11-year-old footage published by the Washington Post showcased one of Trump’s lewdest asides on women yet during a visit to the “Days of our Lives” set — and the “Access Hollywood” host’s breezy encouragements.
“Sheesh, your girl’s hot as s–t. In the purple,” Bush, on board a bus with Trump and some others, remarked at one point about actress Arianne Zucker.
Billy Bush said he is “very sorry” for the incident.
(Craig Barritt/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
He later exclaimed, “Yes! The Donald has scored,” and appeared to egg on Trump during a conversation about sexual conquests.
“When you’re a star they let you do it,” Trump said in the recording. “You can do anything.”
“Whatever you want,” Bush apparently replied.
Not to be outdone, the mogul then riffed, “Grab them by the p—y. You can do anything.”
Earlier in the leaked footage, Trump dropped a bizarre brag about his failed attempts to “f–k” a married woman by taking her furniture shopping — then proceeded to insult her looks.
“I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything,” said the thin-skinned billionaire. “She’s totally changed her look.”
After the pair disembarked the bus and met Zucker, Bush asked her, “How about a little hug for the Donald?” and then scored his own “little hug for the Bushy.”
In a statement Friday night, Bush apologized. “Obviously I’m embarrassed and ashamed,” he said. It’s no excuse, but this happened eleven years ago — I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along. I’m very sorry.”
Trump, meanwhile, dismissed the gross exchange as “locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago.”
“Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course — not even close,” he said in a statement. “I apologize if anyone was offended.”