ABC News(NEW YORK) — Donald Trump — who has frequently drawn fire for his remarks about women — was caught on tape having a foul-mouthed exchange with a television host reportedly in 2005 that his campaign dismissed as “locker room banter.”
Trump’s Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, immediately seized on recorded remarks, calling them “horrific.” “We cannot allow this man to become president,” she added.
In the recording, obtained by The Washington Post, Trump is heard talking about how he tried to have an affair with a married woman and described how he makes moves on women.
“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,” Trump can be heard saying on the tape.
“And when you’re a star they let you do it… You can do anything.”
“Whatever you want,” another voice is heard saying.
“Grab them by the p—-,” Trump says. “You can do anything.”
In the recording, Trump tells then-“Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush about how he tried to have an affair with an unidentified woman.
“I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it,” Trump said. The recording reportedly occurred several months after Trump married his third wife, Melania.
“I did try and f— her. She was married,” he said, going on to say that he took her furniture shopping and then later describing how she had changed her looks.
“I moved on her like a b—-, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married,” he said.
“Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony t— and everything. She’s totally changed her look.”
Trump put out a statement after the recording was released.
“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,” Trump’s statement reads.
ABC News did not immediately receive a response from NBC Universal, which owns “Access Hollywood.”
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