After Melania Trump tried to explain away her husbands genital-grabbing remarks, people piled on with the Twitter hashtag #BillyBushMadeMeDoIt

Melania Trump defended her husbands remarks about groping women without their permission on Monday night, blaming Billy Bush for egging him on. Her defense spawned its own hashtag: #BillyBushMadeMeDoIt.

In her first interview since the release of hot-mic videotapes of Donald Trump boasting that his reputation allowed him to grab girls by the pussy, Melania Trump rejected the comments as boy talk and said her husband was led on by Billy Bush to tell dirty and bad stuff.

The 2005 recording of Trump and the television host Billy Bush was released earlier this month. In it, Trump discussed building sex advances against girls, while Billy Bush laughed and commented on women appearances. When youre a superstar, hey let you do it. You can do anything. Grab em by the pussy. You can do anything, Trump said.

The videotapes release caused widespread dispute, creating a backlash among Republican leaders who disavowed their partys nominee. Numerous women came forward, accusing the Republican nominee of sex misconduct in numerous incidents over 30 years.

On Twitter, #BillyBushMadeMeDoIt rapidly became used to dismiss Melanias explanation, blaming Bush for many other unrelated things such as Ryan Lochtes false theft assert at the Rio Olympics and to wonder how easily influenced Trump must be.

Michael Schaub (@ michaelschaub)

DAD:[ holding drugs] Who taught you how to do this crap?

ME:[ through tears] Billy Bush, all right? I learned it by watching Billy Bush!

October 17, 2016

Bob Schooley (@ Rschooley)

#BillyBushMadeMeDoIt pic.twitter.com/ BR1Wv9VlHP

October 18, 2016

darth (@ darth)

#BillyBushMadeMeDoIt pic.twitter.com/ PxEPDBwR5B

October 17, 2016

Ashley Feinberg (@ ashleyfeinberg)

yes but who HASN’T ruined their future career prospects in an attempt to impress Billy Bush

October 17, 2016

Brianna Wu (@ Spacekatgal)

I’m so thankful @MELANIATRUMP has spoken up. How deep does Billy’s dark influence run? #BillyBushMadeMeDoIt pic.twitter.com/ R92Nhd0abC

October 17, 2016

John Fugelsang (@ JohnFugelsang)

“My husband only claimed to do those horrible things because he’s very easily manipulated. Please stimulate him president.” #BillyBushMadeMeDoIt

October 17, 2016

Sally Kohn (@ sallykohn)

Also it was Billy Bush who assaulted Mexicans, smeared all Muslims and discriminated against African Americans. #BillyBushMadeMeDoIt https :// t.co/ wNU5NAA 9S3

October 17, 2016

NUFF$ AID (@ nuffsaidNY)

Didn’t realize that when you’re almost 60 yrs old, that “peer pressure” could still be a valid excuse for bad behavior. #BillyBushMadeMeDoIt

October 17, 2016

LoserDonald (@ LoserDonald2 016)

Ryan Lochte merely changed his narrative, he now says #BillyBushMadeMeDoIt pic.twitter.com/ yjKPrMHs2x

October 17, 2016

Nerdy Wonka (@ NerdyWonka)

I plagiarized First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech because #BillyBushMadeMeDoIt pic.twitter.com/ spHefiTCLh

October 17, 2016

Girls Really Rule. (@ girlsreallyrule)

Can’t stand up to Billy Bush but can TOTALLY manage Vladamir Putin… #BillyBushMadeMeDoIt pic.twitter.com/ v4jxlRbtWx

October 17, 2016

Sammy Nickalls (@ sammynickalls)

2016, the year when a primary pres candidate believes “peer pressure” is a valid excuse for perpetuating rape culture #BillyBushMadeMeDoIt

October 17, 2016

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