Donald Trump said that you could grab a woman by the p***y, and you can do anything to them when you’re a star. These were the words captured on a video and audio recording in 2005. Now Trump has issued an apology for Trump’s “locker room banter” in the old video recording, as heard below.
According to the Washinton Post, Trump apologized for the lewd statements that were made when Trump got ready to appear on Days of Our Lives with soap star Arianne Zucker. Trump was on a bus with Billy Bush as Trump and Bush made their way onto the set for an Access Hollywood segment. Bush and Trump talk about women in the video, which the Washington Post says was edited for video length.
Either way, the Washington Post article by David A. Fahrenthold, published on October 7, at 4:01 p.m., is getting plenty of attention for Trump’s comments.
In the video, Trump displays plenty of male bravado about going after an unnamed married woman, who Trump says he tried to have sex with. Trump did not end up having sex with the married woman, even though he tried. It is not known if Trump was married to Melania when he tried to seduce the married woman, or if Trump was speaking about a previous event, prior to his third marriage, but the above video took place a few months after Trump married Melania.
“I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try and f*** her. She was married. And I moved on her very heavily. 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.’ I moved on her like a b****, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony t*** and everything. She’s totally changed her look.”
Trump’s campaign released a statement in the wake of the video being made public, calling the video of Trump making lewd comments about women “locker room banter.” As reported by ABC News, Hillary Clinton called the video of Trump making lewd comments about women “horrific” as Trump made his rare apology.
“October 7, 2016: Statement From Donald J. Trump: 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.”
It’s noteworthy that the Trump campaign rarely apologizes for anything Trump has said. However, this “locker room banter” was likely a bridge too far that made the Trump campaign realize an apology was in order.
Arianne can be seen in the above photo from May 1, as Zucker arrived at the 43rd annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.
Zucker then walks with Bush and Trump onto the soap opera set. Trump and Bush appear to notice Zucker and compliment her legs. As preparation for meeting the actress, Trump uses breath mints, in case Trump wants to begin kissing the woman, as Trump notes.
“I’ve gotta use some tic tacs, just in case I start kissing her. 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. You can do anything. Grab them by the p****. You can do anything.”
It is not known who recorded the conversation of Trump from 2005, nor how the Washington Post obtained the secret audio.
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