Hillary Clinton shared her disgust at Donald Trump’s latest vulgar comments about women in a post to Twitter on Friday, October 7, calling the Republican presidential candidate’s words unacceptable.
“This is horrific,” the Democratic presidential nominee, 68, tweeted. “We cannot allow this man to become president.”
Earlier in the day, The Washington Post released previously archived footage from 2005, of Trump, 70, bragging to Access Hollywood host Billy Bush about kissing and groping women. (The real estate mogul was, at the time, just a few months into his third marriage, to wife Melania.)
In the conversation, which was caught on a hot mic while he and Bush, 44, were aboard an Access Hollywood bus, Trump detailed his failed attempt to woo a married woman.
“I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it,” Trump can be heard saying. “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.’”
The video then shows the bus pulling into the lot where the pair were scheduled to meet Days of Our Lives actress Arianne Zucker, and Bush presumably spots her from afar, calling her “hot as s–t.”
“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.” Bush agrees.
“Grab them by the p—y. You can do anything,” Trump says.
On Friday, Trump released a statement with regards to the controversy, stating: “This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course — not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended.”
Trump has faced plenty of backlash for his derogatory comments toward women, minorities, LGBTQ individuals, physically disabled people, immigrants, refugees and other groups.
During the first presidential debate on Monday, September 26, Trump backpedaled on a previous comment that he had made, that Clinton did not have “the look” to be president, by saying that he meant to say she did not have the “stamina.”
“As soon as he travels to 112 countries and negotiates a peace deal, and a cease fire, a release of dissidents, an opening of new opportunities in nations around the world, or even spends 11 hours testifying in front of a congressional committee, he can talk to me about stamina,” Clinton responded.
The presidential candidates will face off again for the second presidential debate on Sunday, October 9.
Us Weekly has reached out to Bush for a statement. The TV host has since deleted his Twitter account.
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