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A video recorded in 2005 caught Donald Trump on a hot mic making a series of lewd comments, including about trying to have sex with a married woman.
“I moved on her and I failed, I'll admit it,” Trump can be heard saying in the video. “I did try and fuck her. She was married.”
The video was uncovered by the Washington Post, which reported that it was recorded on a bus that was taking Trump and then-host of Access Hollywood Billy Bush to the set of Days of Our Lives, where Trump was set to film a cameo. The voices of Trump and Bush are both clearly audible in the video, though they do not identify the woman Trump was talking about or when he “moved on her.”
Trump had married his third wife, Melania, several months before the video was recorded, the Post reported.
Donald Trump exits a bus after having a lewd conversation in 2005.
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In the video, Trump continues talking about the woman, saying he took her furniture shopping.
“I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there,” Trump can be heard saying. “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.”
Trump then later 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,” Trump adds. “You can do anything.”
Donald Trump in a screen shot from video obtained by the Washington Post.
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In a statement Friday afternoon, Trump brushed off the comments, saying “this was locker room banter, a private conservation that took place many years ago.”
“Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course — not even close,” Trump added in the statement. “I apologize if anyone was offended.”
Trump is set to face off against Hillary Clinton Sunday for the second presidential debate of the election season.