The Washington Post has obtained remarkable footage of Donald Trump discussing how he has “moved” on women.
Recorded in 2005 as Trump talked with Billy Bush of “Access Hollywood” aboard a coach, the Republican presidential candidate talks of an encounter with an unidentified woman.
The conversation then turns to women more generally with Trump telling Bush of what his fame and status allows him to get away with.
Some choice quotes include:
I did try and fuck her. She was married. Donald Trump
She wanted to get some furniture. I said, ‘I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture. Donald Trump
I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Donald Trump
And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything. Donald Trump
Earlier this year Trump tweeted this.
Towards the end of the footage both men disembark from the coach as they arrive at the set of Days of Our Lives and are greeted by actress Arianne Zucker who they have just been discussing.
Trump said in a statement: “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 apologise if anyone was offended.”
Rival presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, was quick to pass comment on the remarks.
Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine, said Trump’s comment “makes me sick to my stomach.”
He added: “I don’t like to say the words that he’s used in the past when he calls women, ‘pigs, dogs and slobs’ ... but this is behaviour that’s just outrageous and so that there would be a news story that would have more statements like this of this kind, I mean, gosh, I’m sad to say that I’m not surprised.
“I should be surprised and shocked. I’m sad to say that I’m not.”