We didn't really need Billy Bush to confirm the tape was real.
We all already knew it.
If you for some reason couldn’t tell just by listening to it, all you’d have to do is look at the president’s actions and you could draw the conclusions for yourself. He has been recorded bragging about walking through women’s dressing rooms. He’s claimed that he “could have nailed” Princess Diana. He has joked about a woman not being attractive enough for him to sexually assault her. He’s been accused of sexually harassing and assaulting dozens of women.
Of course he said, “grab ’em by the p***y.” That’s not even the worst thing he’s ever said.
It's fine that Bush's op-ed exists, but it's ridiculous that we're living in a world where anyone thought it was necessary.
Anyone who doubted the comments were made by Trump is going to ignore the op-ed the same way that they ignore Trump’s other racist, sexist, and otherwise problematic behaviors.
But what’s important is that most of us already know what Trump is capable of. We’re seeing these things as they happen, and we’re not falling for the tricks he uses.
Other people felt like Billy Bush's name being in the news this week was quite the throwback.
We’ve already done this! We already knew about the tape, we already knew it was Donald Trump, and we’ve already dealt with the fact that the guy got elected anyway. It’s bad!
The only new news we’re interested in hearing about the Access Hollywood tape is that it’s grounds for impeachment.
Maybe Billy Bush will take up the task of confirming whether everything we perceive is actually happening.
In some cases, that might actually be useful.
He could be like a human Snopes.com or something.
Don't let Billy Bush's op-ed distract you from everything else Trump has been up to lately.
He also may have admitted to obstructing justice (via Twitter, of course. What else?). There’s sure to be more. Stay vigilant out there, people.