Donald Trump was recorded on a hot mic talking about trying to have sex with a married woman, saying "when you're a star, they let you do it," according to a 2005 video obtained by The Washington Post.
Trump was riding in an "Access Hollywood" bus with host Billy Bush, heading to the set of "Days of Our Lives" to talk about Trump's cameo on the show.
NBC sources say the videotape of Donald Trump sat forgotten on a shelf at “Access Hollywood” until just a few days ago, when a producer apparently remembered the segment, then it’s believed someone there downloaded it and the Washington Post got their hands on it, and posted it today.
"I moved on her actually, she was down in Palm Beach and I failed, I'll admit it," Trump says in the beginning of the video. "I did try to f*** her, she was married … and I moved on her very heavily."
The recording was made several months after Trump's wedding with Melania, according to the paper.
"I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture and I told her 'I'll show you where you can get some nice furniture,'" Trump is heard saying. "I moved on her like a b****, and I could not get there, and she was married. And all the sudden I see her and she's got the big phony tits, she's totally changed her look."
Trump, who has been heavily criticized during the presidential debates for comments about women, tells Bush, "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 someone else, possibly Bush.
“Grab them by the p****,” Trump says. “You can do anything.”
In a statement, Trump addressed the recording, 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.
RNC Chair Reince Priebus said Friday, “no woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever.”
And Republican Sen. Mark Kirk tweeted: “[Donald Trump] is a malignant clown, unprepared and unfit to be President of the United States.”