On Friday, Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold released a video of Donald Trump in 2005, having the sort of conversation with TV host Billy Bush that you'd expect from a couple of dirty uncles. In the video, Trump, who is apparently unaware his mic is hot, talks about trying to fuck a married woman by taking her furniture shopping, and says that because he's "a star" he's able to kiss any woman he wants and "grab them by the pussy."
The married woman who turned down the opportunity to be fucked by Donald Trump is not identified, but in the video, the future Republican presidential nominee gives an account of the encounter:
"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 took her out for—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 the big phony tits and everything. She's totally changed her look."
At the time, Trump and Bush were on an Access Hollywood bus on their way to shoot a Days of Our Lives cameo with actress Arianne Zucker.
Shortly before meeting Zucker, he says, "I better 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 even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything."
"Whatever you want," Bush says.
"Grab 'em by the pussy, you can do anything," Trump replies, before the two men start talking about Zucker's legs.
On Friday, Trump published a brief statement in response to the video: "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."
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