Hot Mic Catches Donald Trump Saying Vulgar Things About Women

“Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”


A new recording of Donald Trump on a hot microphone making graphic and vulgar sexual comments about women has been unearthed by the Washington Post.

In the video, Trump can be heard telling Access Hollywood‘s Billy Bush about trying to sleep with an unknown woman, but ultimately failing because she was married. “I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there,” Trump says. “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.”

He says his stardom allows him to do anything to women. “Grab them by the pussy,” he says. “You can do anything.”

The Post reports the recording is from 2005, just months after the Republican presidential candidate married his third wife, Melania.

In a statement, Trump dismissed the video as “locker room banter” and claimed Bill Clinton has said “far worse” things.

“This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago,” Trump said. “Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course—not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended.”

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Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

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Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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