Co-host of the Today Show and former Access Hollywood hack, Billy Bush, was caught on video having a candid conversation about women in 2005 with presidential nominee Donald Trump. The video, officially leaked by the Washington Post, featured Trump having a “locker room” style convo with Bush about women.
Putting aside the leaked audio, the real question on most people’s minds is, is Billy related to the political Bush family? Here’s your answer, Billy is the son of Jonathan Bush, who is the younger brother of former President George H.W. Bush. So Billy is the former president’s nephew. Former President George W. Bush is Billy Bush’s cousin.
The former Florida governor and failed presidential hopeful Jeb Bush is also Billy Bush’s cousin. The Bush family gained national prominence when Wall Street banker Prescott Bush ran for the U.S. Senate and won. He represented Connecticut for nearly a decade — from 1952 to 1963. Billy Bush previously hosted “Access Hollywood” before leaving in early 2016 to go full-time at NBC’s “Today” show.
Billy Bush also hosted the Miss Universe pageant, which Trump bought in 1996, from 2003-2005 and again in 2009. h/t heavy