In that audio, Trump discusses a failed attempt to seduce a woman, whose full name is not given in the video. The tape was recorded several months after he married his third wife, Melania. It’s no excuse, but this happened eleven years ago — I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along.
Donald Trump bragged in vulgar terms about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women during a 2005 conversation caught on a hot microphone, saying that “when you’re a star, they let you do it,” according to a video obtained by The Washington Post.
The video captures Trump talking with Billy Bush, then of “Access Hollywood,” on a bus with the show’s name written across the side.
“That’s an interesting proposition,” Trump says on-screen.
“I’ll get back to you.” A publicist for Zucker did not immediately respond to questions on Friday afternoon. Helderman, Mike De Bonis, Jenna Johnson and Sarah Parnass contributed to this report.
I’ve said and done things I regret, and the words released today on this more than a decade-old video are one of them. She’s totally changed her look.” At that point in the audio, Trump and Bush appear to notice Arianne Zucker, the actress who is waiting to escort them into the soap-opera set. “You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. “You can do anything.” “Whatever you want,” says another voice, apparently Bush’s. “You can do anything.” [In wake of debate, multiple women accuse Trump of sexual advances] A spokeswoman for NBC Universal, which produces and distributes “Access Hollywood,” declined to comment.
Anyone who knows me knows these words don’t reflect who I am,” Trump said. “Your girl’s hot as s---, in the purple,” says Bush, who’s now a co-host of NBC’s “Today” show. “This was locker-room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago.The video shows the bus carrying Trump and Bush turning down a street on the studio back lot. In a tape of that cameo posted online, Zucker’s character asks Trump — playing himself — for a job at his business, and tells him suggestively, “I think you’ll find I’m a very willing employee.Working under you, I think, could be mutually beneficial.” Trump’s character gives her the brushoff.Trump has criticized former president Bill Clinton for his past infidelity and criticized opponent Hillary Clinton as her husband’s “enabler.” “Hillary Clinton was married to the single greatest abuser of women in the history of politics,” Trump told the New York Times in a recent interview.“Hillary was an enabler, and she attacked the women who Bill Clinton mistreated afterward.” Trump carried on a very public affair with Marla Maples — his eventual second wife — while still married to first wife Ivana Trump.“A lot of that was done for the purpose of entertainment. “It’s not a question of trying, it’s very easy,” Trump said. “Oof, get out of the way, honey,” Bush says, apparently referencing somebody else blocking the view of Zucker. “We’re ready, let’s go,” Trump says, after the initial greetings. As they embrace, and air-kiss, Trump says, “Melania said this was okay.” The video then follows Trump, Bush and Zucker into the studio.