A 2005 video obtained by the Washington Post shows Donald Trump having a sexist, lewd conversation about women on a hot mic while riding a bus to a soap opera appearance.
In the video, Trump and Billy Bush, then of Access Hollywood, are riding a bus with the show’s logo on the side to the set of Days of Our Lives, where they would be taping a segment on Trump’s cameo on the soap opera. The tape was recorded several months after Trump married his third wife, Melania, and includes audio of Bush and Trump talking inside the bus, as well as audio and video when the two men exit the bus.
At one point, Trump describes his failed attempt to seduce an unnamed married woman. “I moved on her, and I failed. I’ll admit it,” Trump is heard saying. “I did try and f—k her. She was married.
“And I moved on her very heavily,” Trump continues. “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 moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married,” Trump says. “Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.”
As the two men prepare to be greeted by actress Arianne Zucker, Bush says, “Your girl’s hot as s—t in the purple.”
“I’ve got to 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,” Trump says. “You can do anything.”
“Whatever you want,” says another voice, apparently Bush’s, according to the Post.
“Grab them by the p—sy,” Trump says. “You can do anything.”
In a statement, Trump defended the conversation by saying, “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.”
Bush, who is now a co-host of NBC’s Today show, said in a statement released by NBC Universal: “Obviously I am embarrassed and ashamed. It’s no excuse, but this happened eleven years ago. I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along. I’m very sorry.”
Read more at the Washington Post.