Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is heard on a live microphone having extremely lewd conversation about women with TV personality Billy Bush.
The clip was released by the Washington Post citing a confidential source. In the 2005 tape, Donald Trump is heard bragging in extremely vulgar and graphic terms about kissing, groping, and trying to have sex with women. He mentions grabbing women’s genitals, again in graphic terms, saying “when you’re a star, they let you do it.”
The full clip is below. Again, the language and terminology is extremely vulgar and graphic.
The video captures a conversation between Donald Trump and Billy Bush of ‘Access Hollywood’ having a conversation on a bus plastered with the show’s name and logo. The duo were on their way to the set of ‘Days of Our Lives’ in order to tape a segment where Trump was due to make a cameo appearance.
The footage includes the two talking inside the bus and on video as they walk with a woman who they had talked about on the bus — again in lewd terms — as they walked to the set.
Trump is heard talking about a woman who is not identified
“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 bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.”
At that point the conversation moves onto Arianne Zucker, the actress who is waiting to escort them into the set. After some lewd back and forth between Trump and Bush about Ms. Zucker’s appearance, Trump again launches into very controversial and vulgar language:
“I’ve got to 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 event wait.
And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything … Graby them by the p—y … you can do anything.”
Until this release, considering the outlandish behavior, positions, and comments that Trump has already managed to survive in this campaign, it is hard to believe anything would do major damage to his campaign. But this clip appears to be beyond anything that has surfaced so far.
And the timing could not be worse for Trump, coming while early voting has started in many states, and just 48 hours before the second debate between Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.