The Washington Post has unearthed a recording of Donald Trump making sexist comments on a hot microphone back in 2005. Check out the audio below.
The audio comes courtesy of a hot mic that Trump was wearing for his cameo on Days of Our Lives. In the tape, Trump chats with Billy Bush, then the host of Access Hollywood, as they take a bus to the set. Trump discusses attempting to sleep with a married woman and talks about the woman’s “big phony tits.” Then Trump arrives on set, he sees an attractive woman, and delivers the money quote:
“I better use some tic tacs just in case I start kissing her. 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. You can do anything.”
It sure looks like a presidential candidate is bragging about sexual assault here. Hey, where is the Daily News on this?
Theeeere they are.
Trump’s campaign has been so marked by controversy that it’s tempting to think that this scandal, like many others, will fade quickly. But the immediate reaction from the GOP indicates that this shitstorm may be more serious – at least as much as Trump’s comments about Hispanic judge Gonzala Curiel or Gold Star mother Ghazala Khan, arguably his two most lingering verbal faux pas up to now.
Trump has already lost endorsements and been booted from a Wisconsin GOP event that featured House Majority Leader Paul Ryan. He’s drawn criticism from prominent Republicans, and a few have even called on him to drop out. Perhaps most damningly, Trump himself apologized for the incident:
Trump debates Hillary Clinton tomorrow, so buckle up.