According to a video obtained by the Washington Post, a hot mic caught Donald Trump talking about women in lewd terms during a 2005 conversation with Access Hollywood host Billy Bush.
Trump bragged about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women, saying at one point, “when you’re a star, they let you do it.”
The conversation took place on a bus driving to the set of “Days of Our Lives” to tape a segment about Trump’s upcoming cameo on the soap opera.
The tape includes audio of Bush and Trump’s conversation where Trump discusses a failed attempt to seduce a woman who is not identified in the conversation.
“I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it,” Trump says in the video, which was recorded several months after he married his third wife, Melania.
“I did try and f*ck her. She was married,” Trump says.
“And I moved on her very heavily,” Trump continues. “In fact, I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said, ‘I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture.’”
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“I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married,” Trump says. “Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.”
As the bus parked on the studio lot, Trump and Bush notice actress Arianne Zucker, who was waiting to escort them to the set.
“Your girl’s hot as sh*t, in the purple,” says Bush, who’s now a co-host of NBC’s “Today” show.
“Whoa!” Trump says.
“I’ve gotta use some tic tacs, just in case I start kissing her,” Trump says. “You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.”
“And when you’re a star they let you do it,” Trump clarifies. “You can do anything.”
“Whatever you want,” says a voice which sounds like Bush’s.
“Grab them by the p*ssy,” Trump says. “You can do anything.”
From the Washington Post:
The tape appears at a time when Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has sought to make a campaign issue out of his opponent’s marriage. Trump has criticized former President Bill Clinton for his past infidelity, and criticized opponent Hillary Clinton as her husband’s “enabler.”
Watch the Post’s video at the top of this article.