A 2005 video released by the Washington Post on Friday shows Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump using lewd language about women and recount a past experience where he failed to seduce a married woman as he spoke to former Access Hollywood co-host Billy Bush on a bus.
The married woman who Trump tried to seduce was later identified as Nancy O’Dell, a co-host of Access Hollywood.
“You know and I moved on her actually. You know she was down on Palm Beach. I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try and fuck her, she was married” Trump told Access Hollywood co-host Billy Bush as he exited a bus in 2005 while on the set of Days of Our Lives.
Later in the conversation, Trump spoke about how he attempted to seduce Nancy and took her out furniture shopping.
“No no Nancy, no this was… and I moved on her very heavily, in fact I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture” Trump said.
“I took her out furniture…I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there and she was married” Trump continued.
“Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything, she’s totally changed her look” Trump added.
As Trump was exiting the bus with Billy Bush, both of their attention shifted to Arianne Zucker, an actress from Days of Our Lives who starred in one episode with Trump.
“Your girl’s hot as shit, in the purple,” said Bush about actress Arianne Zucker.
“Whoa!” Trump said. “Whoa!”
“I’ve got to use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her,” Trump said.
“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 said.
“And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything” Trump continued.
Bush replied, “Whatever you want.”
“Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything” Trump said.
The released 2005 video on Friday raises some questions about the character and temperament of Donald Trump at an inopportune time during the election season when the November 8th presidential election is fast approaching and he’s been slipping in the polls following the first debate on September 26th in New York.
While speaking in the September 26th debate, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton pointed out some past negative comments Trump had made about a former Miss Universe winner after she gained weight and was called “Miss Piggy” by the former reality star.
Trump doubled down on his past negative comments about former Miss Universe winner concerning her weight gain during an interview on Fox News & Friends the following day on September 27th and admitted that her weight gain was a real problem.
Trump is already trailing Clinton with the women vote and needs to strengthen his standing among women to have a better chance of winning in the general election.
The release of Friday’s video prompted Trump to release the following apology statement:
Here is my statement. pic.twitter.com/WAZiGoQqMQ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2016
Billy Bush also released a statement through NBC where he currently works:
“Obviously I’m embarrassed and ashamed. It’s no excuse, but this happened eleven years ago….I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along. I’m very sorry.”