Hillary Clinton is fond of reminding people how Donald Trump has called women “pigs, dogs and slobs”–and that’s just what he says in public. But it’s just got even worse.
If we ever needed further proof that Ivanka Trump’s claim her father is a “feminist” is nonsense, a video unearthed from 2005 shows that indisputably–as he talks about how, as a “star,” women let him “grab them by the pussy–you can do anything.”
Sitting in a bus with Access Hollywood presenter Billy Bush, Trump talks about an unnamed woman, who, he repeatedly says in a boastful tone, was married.
“I did try and fuck her. She was married,” he said in the video obtained by The Washington Post, describing how he “took her out” furniture shopping to win her over.
“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.”
This comes a week after Trump intimated he could open up attacks on Hillary Clinton’s marriage and insisted infidelity “was never a problem” in his relationships–despite having had an affair with Marla Maples, whom he later married, during his first marriage to Ivana Trump. The video was shot several months after Trump married his current wife Melania, according to the Post, though it’s not clear when the events he was talking about took place.
He doesn’t seem off the prowl in the video, however, as the two move on to objectify actor Arianne Zucker (who Trump is about to meet and seems to refer to as “it”), asking for tic-tacs in case he’s compelled to throw himself on her.
“I’ve gotta use some tic tacs, just in case I start kissing her,” he 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…grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”
Trump’s campaign tried to brush off 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,” a spokesperson wrote in an email, attributing the quote directly to Trump.
Billy Bush now works as a presenter on NBC’s Today Show, which did not immediately reply to an emailed request for comment.
The video was clearly not intended for broadcast but both Trump and Bush are wearing microphones. Soon after its release today, Hillary Clinton weighed in via Twitter: