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A decade before Donald Trump became the Republican nominee for president, he boasted about kissing, groping and having sex with women, saying that “when you’re a star, they let you do anything.”
“I’m automatically attracted to beautiful women — I just start kissing them, it’s like a magnet,” Trump told “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush in a conversation that was caught on a hot mic in 2005.
“I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything,” he said. “Grab ‘em by the pussy.”
The comments were made on the set of “Days of Our Lives,” during a taping of a segment about Trump’s upcoming cameo on the soap.
Eleven years later, these words are coming back to haunt him.
“Woah, woah,” he can be heard telling Bush. “I gotta use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her.”
Trump, who recently attacked Clinton by insinuating that she was unfaithful to her husband, former president Bill Clinton (a charge that has been unproven), can also be heard bragging about how he once tried to seduce a married woman.
“I moved on her actually, she was down in Palm Beach and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try to f— her, she was married … and I moved on her very heavily,” Trump said.
“I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture, and I told her, ‘I’ll show you where you can get some nice furniture,'” Trump goes on to say in the recording. “I moved on her like a bitch, and I could not get there, and she was married. And all the sudden I see her and she’s got the big phony tits, she’s totally changed her look.”
A Trump spokesperson sent TheWrap the following statement from the GOP nominee: “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.”
Rience Priebus, the chairman of Republican National Committee, condemned Trump’s remarks in a statement on Friday saying, “No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever.”
Former Trump campaign manager (and current CNN contributor) Corey Lewandowski later told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: “We are electing a leader for the free world, we’re not electing a Sunday school teacher.”
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton quickly denounced Trump’s behavior as “horrific.” She tweeted, “We cannot allow this man to become president.”
This is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become president. https://t.co/RwhW7yeFI2
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 7, 2016
Trump had a very public affair with Marla Maples — his second wife — while he was still married to his first wife, Ivana. In addition, he has been widely criticized throughout this campaign for derogatory comments that he has made about women in the past.
On Thursday, he told Las Vegas NBC affiliate KSNV that many of those comments were in the name of “entertainment.”
Trump has also said disparaging comments about former political rival Carly Fiorina, the wife of his former rival Ted Cruz, Rosie O’Donnell and former Miss Universe Alicia Machado.
Last week, former Miss Universe contestant Jodie Seal claimed that Trump made derogatory comments about other women in the beauty pageant as well.