NBC has suspended Billy Bush from its morning show after the 2005 recording between he and Donald Trump surfaced containing crude remarks about women.
The tape features a sexually-explicit conversation about 'Entertainment Tonight' anchor Nancy O'Dell and a soap star made while Bush was star of 'Access Hollywood.'
After the fallout from the tape, it is unclear whether Bush will ever return to the 'Today' show.
Bush was scheduled to resume his spot as co-anchor of the 9am hour.
Sources say Bush planned to apologize again for the comments made during the conversation with Trump before his appearance on a soap opera.
NBC said late Sunday afternoon that Bush would not appear on the show.
There?s never been anyone more abusive to women in politics than Bill Clinton.My words were unfortunate-the Clintons? actions were far worse— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2016
Here is my statement. pic.twitter.com/WAZiGoQqMQ— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2016
An internal memo penned by Noah Oppenheim, the executive in charge of the 'Today show, expressed that there was no excuse for Bush's language or behavior on the tape.
The 'Today' show recently made a multi-million deal to make Bush co-host.
Trump, meantime, attempted to defend himself Sunday night at the second presidential debate and deflected by bringing up allegations made against Bill Clinton during his time in the White House.
So Billy Bush was suspended from @TheTodayShow &we may nominate the other guy on the tape to run the free world. AM I IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE?!— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) October 10, 2016
Billy Bush is suspended. Which means the Today Show has harsher penalties for their reporters then the RNC for their Presidential candidates— Paul Scheer (@paulscheer) October 10, 2016
I want u all to think about this tonight. Billy Bush is being suspended by "Today," yet the GOP nominee is still allowed to run our country— Josh Gad (@joshgad) October 10, 2016
Debate moderators Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz asked Trump several questions about the tape, pressing the Republican nominee about whether he acknowledged he was discussing sex assault on tape.
Some Republican leaders have pulled their endorsements of Trump after the 2005 recording went viral on Friday, while others urged the real estate mogul and reality show personality to withdraw from the election.