“Bill O’Reilly only got what he deserved,” former TV celebrity Billy Bush commented yesterday, “just in the same way that Donald Trump and I have been forced to endure the consequences of our thoughtless and disrespectful actions.”
“I’m sure all three of us have learned our lessons,” Mr. Bush added, “only we’ve learned them too late to prevent our lives from being destroyed.”
Mr. Bush has been out of a job since revelations of crude sexually explicit talk with Mr. Trump were exposed in October 2016. He has since sold his home, most of his personal effects, and cannot find employment. “I can’t even get a call back from anyone in the industry,” Mr. Bush said “and I’m looking at perhaps doing some local radio in Iceland.”
“Now we hear that Bill O’ Reilly is out of a job as well, and as I well know nobody in the business is going to want to touch someone so toxic. However many millions Fox is willing to pay him will quickly dwindle down to nothing.”
“But Mr. Trump probably has it the worst. As President of the United States he is constantly in the public spotlight, and I’ll bet a day doesn’t go by that he isn’t torn with guilt and apprehension as to what people are saying behind his back. And when he’s no longer President, who’s going to want to hire him?”
“Ten billion dollars sounds like a lot of money, but I can tell you it flies out the window like dust in the wind when you have no steady income to back it up.”
“Broke and unemployed --- that’s us! And we three richly deserve it," added Mr. Bush ruefully, as he finished shining my shoes.