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Billy Bush on Trump: "Of course he said it."

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BIlly Bush, the "Access Hollywood" correspondent on the infamous tape with Donald Trump, writes in the New York Times that Trump is "indulging in some revisionist history" by claiming he didn't say the offensive things on the tape.

Of course he said it. And we laughed along, without a single doubt that this was hypothetical hot air from America's highest-rated bloviator. Along with Donald Trump and me, there were seven other guys present on the bus at the time, and every single one of us assumed we were listening to a crass standup act. He was performing. Surely, we thought, none of this was real. We now know better.

Bush also passes along a previously unreported quote from Trump when asked about inflating his ratings: "People will just believe you. You just tell them and they believe you."

Flashback: The NYT reports Trump is telling associates the voice on the tape isn't his.