Billy Bush speaks out on vulgar Trump tape: 'Shocking statements flow like wine from him'

It has been seven months since a shocking "Access Hollywood" tape revealed a vulgar conversation between President Trump and Billy Bush, and the former "TODAY" show host is finally speaking out.

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Bush shined light on the 11-year-old conversation revealed in that tape, saying the rhetoric heard from Trump -- including the infamous "Grab 'em by the p*ssy" comment -- was typical of the former "provocateur" and businessman.

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"Shocking statements flow like wine from him," Bush said of Trump. "And he likes to captivate an audience."

"I felt that, in that moment, he was being typically Donald, which is performing and shocking. Almost like Andrew Dice Clay, the stand-up comedian: Does he really do the things that he's saying or is that his act?" Bush continued. "And in Donald's case, I equated it that way. 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."

The tape was leaked in early October 2016, just weeks before Election Day would solidify the date of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton as runner-up to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

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Trump quickly issued an apology after the recorded conversation made waves, saying the conversation did not properly represent his character.

"I've never said I'm a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that I'm not. I've said and done things I regret, and the words released today on this more than a decade-old video are one of them. Anyone who knows me, know these words don't reflect who I am," Trump said in the new video.