Meredith Vieira isn’t afraid to tell America exactly what she thinks of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. The former Today show co-host visited Watch What Happens Live on Thursday night where host Andy Cohen asked her about the leaked 2005 video footage of Trump and suspended Today co-host Billy Bush.
Vieira told Cohen, “I’m sorry to say that it wasn’t surprising to me – and I know that sounds awful – but we’ve seen a consistent pattern with Donald Trump, that attitude toward so many kinds of people. It started the day he announced, he called Mexicans rapists, so I should be shocked and it is shocking, but I wasn’t surprised.”
Though she didn’t speak openly about Bush or his suspension, Vieira continued to slam Trump, saying, “To paraphrase a columnist who talked about him and this piggish behavior, ‘That’s an insult to pigs because pigs are awesome.’”
The Access Hollywood video footage featured Trump’s lewd comments about women, including ET co-host Nancy O’Dell.
O’Dell addressed the comments during Monday’s Entertainment Tonight, saying, "There is no room for objectification of women, or anyone for that matter, not even in the 'locker room.' The conversation has got to change because everybody deserves respect, no matter the gender or setting. And as a mom, I have to add that our kids, especially our young girls, need to know that their hard work, their achievements, their intelligence, their heart are most important, and those things will not go unnoticed."