A newly surfaced recording of Donald Trump was published on Friday where the real estate mogul said that he can do anything he wants to women—including grabbing and kissing them without consent.
The Washington Post obtained audio from a conversation in 2005 that was picked up on a hot mic by Access Hollywood.
While speaking with Billy Bush, Mr Trump describes being turned down by a married woman and that he can grab women whenever and wherever he wants.
“I moved on her very heavily. In fact, I took her out furniture shopping,” he continued. “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,” Trump said. “Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.”
In the footage, Mr Trump and Mr Bush notice Arianne Zucker, an actress who was waiting to greet them.
“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 says. “You can do anything… Grab 'em by the p****.”
He also describes the woman as having "big phony tits" and said she was acting "like a b****."
Shortly after the audio resurfaced on Friday, the Trump campaign issued an apology to those who were offended by the private conversation.
“This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago,” his campaign said in a statement.
“Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course - not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended.”
Meanwhile, his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton issued a quick response to the video, "This is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become president."
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