Donald Trump was caught bragging about kissing and groping women in a newly released conversation between himself and TV host Billy Bush, in which the business mogul admits to making moves on married women. Hear what Trump said in the video above.
In a video obtained by The Washington Post, the Republican presidential candidate, 70, uses vulgar language to boast about how he uses his star power to assert himself over women. (Watch the video above, but be warned that the conversation contains explicit language.)
“I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it,” Trump can be heard saying in the conversation, which was caught on a hot mic while he and Bush, 44, were aboard an Access Hollywood bus. “I did try and f--k 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. …’”
Though the full name of the woman in question is not given in the clip, the real estate mogul added that his one-time love interest later “totally changed her look.”
“I moved on her like a b---h, but I couldn’t get there, and she was married,” he continues. “Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything.” The conversation took place several months after Trump married his third wife, Melania.
Bush, far from being a silent bystander, then apparently spots Arianne Zucker, the Days of Our Lives actress who was to meet the pair on-set for Trump’s cameo on the hit daytime soap opera.
“Sheesh, your girl’s hot as s--t. In the purple,” Bush can be heard saying. Zucker, 42, later appears in the clip wearing purple.
“Whoa!” Trump and the other men on the bus all say.
“Yes! The Donald has scored,” Bush says to drive the point home.
“I better 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. You can do anything.”
“Whatever you want,” Bush echoes.
“Grab them by the p---y. You can do anything,” Trump says.
In a statement released by Trump on Friday, October 7, in response to the viral video, the presidential hopeful did not own up to wrongdoing. “This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago,” he said in the statement. “Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course — not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended.”
Trump has come under fire for his numerous derogatory comments about women in the past, including most recently his Twitter attack on former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, whom he has called "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeping."
Us Weekly has reached out to Bush for a statement. The TV host has since deleted his Twitter account.
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