Hot mic records Trump’s thoughts on women: ‘Grab them by the pussy’

The Washington Post obtained recording of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump having an severely lewd conversation with “Access Hollywood’s” Billy Bush in 2005, discussing a failed attempt of Trump’s to have sex with an unidentified married woman. The two were riding in a bus branded with the show’s logo on their way to film a segment about an upcoming cameo Trump had on “Days of Our Lives,” and Trump’s microphone was apparently recording. The audio was obviously not aired in the original broadcast, and was recorded months after Trump had married his third wife, Melania.

“I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it,” Trump says in the recording.

“I did try and fuck her. She was married,” Trump continues. “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 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.”

At this point in the video, they arrive on the set, and Bush points out Ariana Zucker, who is outside the vehicle and waiting to escort them to the set.

“Your girl’s hot as shit, in the purple,” says Bush.

“I’ve gotta use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her,” Trump replies. “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 says. “You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”

The Trump campaign responded to the recording’s release by characterizing it as “locker room banter.”

According to The Washington Post, the recording was made on September 16, 2005. Trump married his third wife Melania nine months prior in January.

A spokesperson for “Access Hollywood” has not responded for comment. Bush has reportedly already deleted his Twitter account.

[WaPo]