“Today” co-anchor Billy Bush has been asked to take a break in light of his role in the leaked recording of his lewd conversation with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
An NBC News spokesperson confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that Bush will not be at work Monday on the NBC show’s 9 a.m. hour. The decision comes after a weekend in which audio of him exchanging sexist remarks with Trump ran in heavy rotation on cable news.
“Today” 9 a.m. co-host Al Roker, who was scheduled to be off for the week due to a medical issue, is now coming in for Monday’s program.
How long the break will be remains an open question. NBC News executives have said that there are no plans to suspend or fire Bush over the leaked conversation that took place before he and Trump taped a 2005 segment for “Access Hollywood.”
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