Audio has emerged of Donald Trump chatting in 2005 with frank abandon and often crass detail about his seduction technique, his sexual exploits, and how “You can do anything” with women when you’re famous.
“I’m automatically attracted to beautiful women — I just start kissing them, it’s like a magnet,” Trump told Billy Bush while taping an interview for Access Hollywood. “I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”
“Grab ’em by the pussy,” he added. “You can do any of that.”
Trump speaks candidly about trying to have sex with a married woman: “I moved on her actually, she was down in Palm Beach and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try to fuck her, she was married,” he can be heard saying.
“And I moved on her very heavily, in fact. I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. So I said, ‘I’ll show you where you can get some nice furniture,'” Trump says. “I moved on her like a bitch, and I could not get there, and she was married. And all the sudden I see her and she’s got the big phony tits, and she’s totally changed her look.”
The video was obtained by the Washington Post.
Trump released a statement, saying: “This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course – not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended.”
Hillary Clinton responded in a tweet, calling the audio “horrific.”
This is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become president. https://t.co/RwhW7yeFI2
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 7, 2016
Video via the Washington Post
Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.
UPDATE — 10:14 p.m. EST:
Reince Priebus and other GOP members have responded to this major story in a very negative way.
Bush has released his own apology.
UPDATE –– 12:19 a.m. ET: Trump has apologized. Watch the video here.
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