People have reacted with fury after it emerged Donald Trump had bragged about being able to do "anything" he wants to women.
A recording made apparently accidentally by Access Hollywood when a microphone was left on in 2005 was obtained by the Washington Post.
In it, the Republican nominee talked about attempting to woo a married woman and said he could do what he liked because he was a "star".
He said: "I'm automatically attracted to beautiful women, I just start kissing them, it's like a magnet.
"I don't even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab 'em by the p****.”
Twitter users reacted with dismay:
Commenting on the revelations, Daily Beast writer Erin Gloria Ryan compared Mr Trump to a "pickup artist" – men who offer other men often misoygnist advice on how to attract women.
She described him as "boorish, unpolished, and pushy, but ultimately able to use alpha male behaviour to win and eventually claim his woman-shaped reward".
She added that "the story of Donald Trump’s misogyny is so old that if it were a person, Donald Trump probably would not date it" and catalogued some of the recent controversies over his attitude to women such as calling a former Miss Universe "fat" and claiming he would date his daughter Ivanka if she were not related to him.
Donald Trump's most controversial quotes
Donald Trump's most controversial quotes
1/14 On Isis:
"Some of the candidates, they went in and didn’t know the air conditioner didn’t work and sweated like dogs, and they didn’t know the room was too big because they didn’t have anybody there. How are they going to beat ISIS?"
2/14 On immigration:
"I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me —and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words."
3/14 On Free Trade:
"Free trade is terrible. Free trade can be wonderful if you have smart people. But we have stupid people."
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4/14 On Mexicans:
"When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists."
5/14 On China:
"I just sold an apartment for $15 million to somebody from China. Am I supposed to dislike them?... I love China. The biggest bank in the world is from China. You know where their United States headquarters is located? In this building, in Trump Tower."
6/14 On work:
"If you're interested in 'balancing' work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable."
7/14 On success:
"What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate."
8/14 On life:
"Everything in life is luck."
9/14 On ambition:
"You have to think anyway, so why not think big?"
10/14 On his opponents:
"Bush is totally in favour of Common Core. I don't see how he can possibly get the nomination. He's weak on immigration. He's in favour of Common Core. How the hell can you vote for this guy? You just can't do it."
11/14 On Obamacare:
"You have to be hit by a tractor, literally, a tractor, to use it, because the deductibles are so high. It's virtually useless. And remember the $5 billion web site?... I have so many web sites, I have them all over the place. I hire people, they do a web site. It costs me $3."
12/14 On Barack Obama:
"Obama is going to be out playing golf. He might be on one of my courses. I would invite him. I have the best courses in the world. I have one right next to the White House."
13/14 On himself:
"Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred. Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money."
14/14 On America:
"The American Dream is dead. But if I get elected president I will bring it back bigger and better and stronger than ever before and we will make America great again."
When the footage came to light, Mr Trump's campaign apologised if "anyone was offended".
A statement issued on his behalf said it was "locker room banter".
But his rival Hillary Clinton said the recording was "horrific" and added: "We cannot allow this man to be President".Reuse content