He's ready to tell his side of the story.

Billy Bush opened up for the first time about that now infamous "grab them by the p*ssy" Access Hollywood tape with Donald Trump that got him fired on Stephen Colbert last night, and the former Today show host revealed that his disgraced former colleague Matt Lauer actually tried to save his job after the clip went public during the election.

"We had a conversation about that and he told me that he went privately to the bosses and took that line. I said I appreciated it and thanked him. I will say I would have liked to address the audience," he confessed about Lauer to the talk show host.

So why didn't Bush change the subject, when he knew the "locker room talk" could jeopardize his career?

"Trump liked TV and competition. I could've said "Can you believe the ratings" on whatever? But I didn't have the strength to do it. If I had thought there was a man detailing a sexual assault strategy to me I would have contacted the FBI and not just brought it to the attention of my producers. Everybody had to kiss the ring of Donald because he was making the big money for NBC at the time," he explained.

He's not a fan of the POTUS anymore, either!

"Last week, for some reason, he came out with "that's not my voice on the tape.' Like I said, you can't say that. That is your voice. I was there, you were there, that is your voice on the tape," he quipped.

He doesn't understand how our President isn't facing the same consequences as he, Lauer, and countless others have.

"You've got 20 women, who used their names. We've got powerful people being held accountable and sometimes there's anonymous sources. All of these women came out with their names and told their detailed accounts. As I read these I said, 20 women don't get together and say, 'You know what would be fun? Let's take down a powerful guy together.' No they don't. You're opening wounds on them, too. Enough's enough. Stop playing around with people's lives," he vented.

As far as Today goes, the mood has really soured on set since Lauer's firing.

"Savannah [Guthrie] is devastated. She and Matt were really close. They knew Matt was flirty and playful and may have had relationships over the years, but what they knew of those relationships was that they were consensual and they weren’t aware they went beyond that,” a source dished to Us Weekly.

"Execs treated it as if Matt had died. It was very somber. The usual editorial meetings that have about 30 or so people were now 200 people because execs were addressing the situation with everyone. They were transparent and opened the floor to questions," the source added.

What an all-around mess!