After the now infamous "Access Hollywood" audio tape was leaked revealing Donald Trump's private sexual thoughts about a married woman, most people thought it would be the October surprise that would end his campaign for president. While Trump was able to bounce back [VIDEO], the other person on the audio tape has decided to finally break his silence.

Bush on Trump

When Donald Trump first announced that he was going to run for president, the initial consensus was that he wouldn't last long and that his campaign was nothing more than a glorified publicity stunt to get higher ratings on his reality show. As time moved forward in the 2016 presidential election [VIDEO], Trump proved to be a legit challenger, especially after winning the GOP nomination at the Republican National Convention last summer.

During the general election, the former host of "The Apprentice" was able to gain enough steam to be taken as a serious challenger to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. However, with just weeks remaining until Election Day, a private conversion between Trump and then "Access Hollywood" host Billy Bush was leaked, revealing the president's thoughts about having sex with a married woman, and being able to grab women by their private parts because he was famous. After the smoke cleared, Trump was able to weather the storm with a victory over Clinton, but the contents of the audio tape have remained with him ever since. As reported by the Hollywood Reporter on May 21, Bush is speaking out.

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter on Sunday, Billy Bush gave his thoughts on the controversy that has surrounded the aforementioned audio tape which eventually led to his firing from "Access Hollywood." Bush even went as far as to address what he would say to Donald Trump if he ever spoke to him again.

"I guess if the president of the United States calls, you take the call," Bush said, before noting, "I'd just say thanks and move on. There is nothing I need from him."

(Leaked "Access Hollywood" tape.)

On the actual leaked tape and what went down inside the bus where it was recorded, Billy Bush expressed regret, and said that if he was thinking straight he would have called the FBI. "He was very aware of the camera," Bush pointed out. "When he said what he said, I'd like to think if I had thought for a minute that there was a grown man detailing his sexual assault strategy to me, I'd have called the FBI," he went on to say. Bush also said that he wished he would have changed the topic before Donald Trump went off on his rant, but said he didn't have the "strength of character" to make that decision at the time.

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As for what the future holds for Billy Bush, he plans to return to TV at some point in the near future, though it's unknown when or where that might take place.

While Bush is taking his time, Donald Trump is four months into his presidency and is dealing with daily backlash. As of press time, Trump is in day three of his first foreign trip as commander in chief, wrapping up his time in Saudi Arabia before he takes off for Israel. The latest reports coming from the White House say that Trump is "exhausted," which has caused him to forget parts of his agenda, like using the term "radical Islamic terrorism" during a recent speech to Saudi leaders.