Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign appears to be embroiled in yet another scandal as new revelations came out on Friday of him making outrageously lewd comments about women.
The new video obtained by the Washington Post captures Trump and Billy Bush of Access Hollywood talking on an Access Hollywood Bus prior to the recording of an episode of Days of Our Lives that featured a cameo of Trump back in 2005. The episode caught on a hot mic was likely never intended to be released publicly and it’s unknown if Trump was aware that his mic was live at the time.
The audio captures Trump discussing with Bush a failed attempt to seduce a woman only months after he married his third wife, Melania Trump. He can be heard saying “I moved on her, and I failed. I’ll admit it,” He goes on to say “I did try and f— her. She was married,”.
As if that wasn’t offensive enough, Trump continues “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.”
Then Trump and Bush appear to notice Arianne Zucker, the actress who is waiting to escort them onto the set of Days of Our Lives.
“Your girl’s hot as s—, in the purple,” says Bush, who’s now a co-host of NBC’s “Today” show.
“Whoa!” Trump says. “Whoa!”
“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,” Bush is heard saying.
“Grab them by the p—y,” Trump says. “You can do anything.”
In light of these bombshell recordings, the Trump campaign released a statement from Trump himself 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.”
These revelations come at a time when the Trump campaign appeared to be trying to put the wheels back on the bus for the umpteenth time this election season.
Just last week, Trump was pondering the idea of introducing Bill Clinton’s infidelity into the debate coming up on Sunday. Now it seems he’ll likely be on defense for infidelities and questionable character towards women. Throughout this campaign, Trump has been heard calling a beauty queen “miss piggy” and “miss housekeeping”.
All of Trump’s past comments play directly into ads the Clinton campaign have been running in swing states showing the candidate for President saying “I’d look her right in that fat ugly face of hers,” “she’s a slob,” “she ate like a pig,” “a person who’s flat chested is hard to be a ten.” “Does She have a good body, no. Does she have a fat p–y? Absolutely!”
In light of today’s news, Hillary Clinton’s campaign spokesman released a statement on Twitter saying “This is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become President.”
Top republican officials are denouncing Trump over these latest revelations. Senator Kelly Ayotte, who is in her own contentious battle to retain her seat said the comments were “totally inappropriate and offensive”. Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois who is also in a fierce battle to retain his seat said “DJT is a malignant clown who – unfit and unprepared to be President of the United States.” RNC Chairman, Reince Preibus said “No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever.”
DJT is a malignant clown – unprepared and unfit to be president of the United States.
— Mark Kirk (@SenatorKirk) October 7, 2016
TV Personality and cohost of With All Due Respect, Donny Deutsch argued that this effectively ends the Trump candidacy for President, saying “let the record show that at 4:01pm on October 7th this election ended. […] You do not recover from this. This election ended I’m sorry to say and the scary thing, there will be more to come.” Other pundits have said “we are watching the wheels come off.”
We’ve provided the video below, though we need to warn you – the video below includes extremely vulgar and outrageous comments. Watch at your own risk.