- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

It seems if Charles were in charge at NBC News, Billy Bush would not be on his way out the door at the network’s “Today” program.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter published Wednesday, sitcom alum Scott Baio defended the journalist caught up in the saga over vulgar comments made by Donald Trump in a 2005 hot-mic exchange caught by “Access Hollywood.”

“I don’t think he should,” Mr. Baio told THR. “Any liberal can apologize for anything and be forgiven, but if a Republican says anything, they’re out.

“I don’t know Billy Bush’s politics, but he’s a Bush,” Mr. Baio said. “Maybe Trump should do what Bill Clinton did, start walking around with a Bible after he was caught sticking a cigar in Monica Lewinsky.”

On Tuesday evening, THR reported that Mr. Bush had procured the help of New York-based crisis management firm Goldin Solutions to help him as he negotiates with NBC over what appears to be his imminent termination.

In his chat with THR, Mr. Baio repeatedly bashed the media as biased in favor of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and quipped that he would rather vote for the Prince of Darkness over the former secretary of state.

“Listen, between Hillary Clinton and Satan, I’d choose Satan,” he said.


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