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 of “Access Hollywood” on a bus with Access Hollywood written across the side. They were arriving on the set of “Days of Our Lives” to tape a segment about Trump’s upcoming cameo on the soap opera.

The tape obtained by The Post includes audio of Bush and Trump’s conversation inside the bus, as well as audio and video once they emerge from it to begin shooting the segment.

In that audio, Trump discusses a failed attempt to seduce a woman, whose full name is not given in the video.

“I moved on her, and I failed. I’ll admit it,” Trump is heard saying. It was unclear when the events he was describing took place. The tape was recorded several months after he married his third wife, Melania.

“Whoa,” another voice said.

“I did try and f— her. She was married,” Trump says.

Trump continues: “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.’ ”

“I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married,” Trump says. “Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. 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.

“Your girl’s hot as s—, in the purple,” says Bush, who’s now a co-host of NBC’s “Today” show.

“Whoa!” Trump says. “Whoa!”

“I’ve got to use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her,” Trump says. “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,” Trump says. “You can do anything.”

“Whatever you want,” says another voice, apparently Bush’s.

“Grab them by the p—y,” Trump says. “You can do anything.”

A spokeswoman for NBC Universal, which produces and distributes “Access Hollywood,” declined to comment.

What will it take to demonstrate to Trump supporters that this man is not fit to be president of the United States? If Anthony Weiner offended us, if Larry Craig offended us, then what on earth does Donald J. Trump do?

Why would any woman consider voting for him? I simply don’t understand.

RNC needs to insist that Trump step down and allow Mike Pence to run in his stead.  Trump is unfit.  While I don’t agree with Pence policy, he is fit to serve as president.

6 Thoughts to “Trump’s hot mic: Is this the final straw?”

  1. The silence is deafening. Where is the Trump defense I have been hearing on here?

  2. Dump Trump

    It looks like most of the Trumpsters are waiting for new orders from the Trump Chancellery so I guess I’ll have to fill in. Choose your favorite defense from the below:

    1) Those comments were made ages ago. Trump was only 58 when he said it. He had (and has) a lot of growing up to do.

    2) People don’t want to hear this but that’s how women, especially hot women, want to be treated. Trump is just telling it like it is. People can’t handle him being politically incorrect.

    3) This whole thing is a setup. Trump was talking ‘in character’ to another celebrity. It’s really easy to tell. Anytime Trump says something you like, that’s the real Trump. Everything else is him in character.

    4) Trump never said it. (I call this the Pence Defense after his performance at the VP debate)

    5) This is just the media’s attempt to cover-up the huge scandal that Wikileaks will be releasing about Hillary any day now. Trump can’t talk about it yet, but when it comes out, it’ll be huge. Trump will win in a landslide. Unless Hillary cheats, which she will.

    6) Sure, Trump is a predator that should be on a sex offender list instead of a ballot, but Hillary has done things a million times worse. Like be a little careless with some emails. And don’t forget Benghazzzzzzzi! Hillary is the worst monster that has ever lived. It’s Hillary, Obama, then a third place tie between Hitler, Stalin and Elizabeth Warren.

    Wait, who am I kidding? Trumpsters won’t have to pick one of these excuses. They’ll use them all simultaneously, especially the contradictory ones. Because in their mind, everything is always the fault of somebody else.

    But I’ll be serious for a moment and give credit to Barbara Comstock for calling on Trump to drop out of the race. Yes, she probably did it because Trump is radioactive in her district, but she is one of the small handful of Republicans that at least did something. When a new third party arises from the ashes of the GOP, its leaders will be the ones who opposed Trump, just like post war Germany was led by opponents of the Nazis.

  3. Starryflights

    Sickening and disgusting. This man has no place in public office

  4. Starryflights

    Corey Stewart says this is acceptable behavior.

    October 8, 2016 at 2:02 am
    Trump’s Va. chair: Women won’t mind that Trump ‘acted like a frat boy, as a lot of guys do.’

    RICHMOND — The chairman of Donald Trump’s Virginia campaign said Friday that women will not be bothered that the Republican presidential candidate had “acted like a frat boy, as a lot of guys do.”

    Corey A. Stewart, a 2017 contender for Virginia governor, predicted little fallout from the release of a 2005 recording of then-newlywed Trump, in which he brags about groping and aggressively pursuing sex with married women.

    “When people voted for Donald Trump, they knew he wasn’t an angel,” Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of county supervisors, told The Post. “They’re looking for someone who is going to defend them, someone who’s going to bring jobs back, someone who’s going to defend their constitutional rights, and someone who’s going to make America strong again. They are not concerned that at times, Donald Trump acts like a frat boy. Sometimes he does, but that’s OK. They know he’s not an angel. They know that he can save the country, though.”

    “When Bill Clinton did all those horrible things, people still supported him afterward because they know that that is of secondary importance. They want someone who’s going to bring jobs back,” Stewart said. “They’re not concerned about whether he acted like a frat boy, as a lot of guys do.”

    [Trump recorded having extremely lewd conversation about women in 2005 ]

    Watch: Donald Trump recorded having extremely lewd conversation about women in 2005

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    In this video from 2005, Donald Trump prepares for an appearance on “Days of Our Lives” with actress Arianne Zucker. He is accompanied to the set by “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush. The Post has edited this video for length. (Obtained by The Washington Post)

    But GOP strategist Ed Gillespie, a rival for party’s gubernatorial nomination, blasted Trump.

    Gillespie, a White House counselor under then-President George W. Bush, has always been cool to Trump, saying little more than that he would vote for the Republican standard-bearer. Until now, he has avoided weighing in on various Trump controversies.

    “Donald Trump’s recorded comments are in­cred­ibly offensive and demeaning,” Gillespie wrote in a text message to The Post. “All people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.”

    And Virginia GOP chairman John Whitbeck also criticized Trump.

    “Women should never be the subject of comments like this. Ever,” Whitbeck texted.

    Throughout Trump’s tumultuous campaign, the Democratic Party of Virginia has pressed prominent Republicans to take a stand on Trump whenever he made waves. But with the exception of Stewart, most have kept mum.

    “Is this enough for Virginia Republicans to finally pull their support?” read a Democratic Party news release issued Friday, after The Post revealed the audio.

    A spokesman for Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va), another GOP contender, said Wittman “does not condone the objectification of women under any circumstances.” State Sen. Frank W. Wagner (R-Virginia Beach), who is also planning a run for governor, did not immediately respond to requests for comment Friday.

    Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, so far the only Democrat running to succeed term-limited Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), weighed in.

    “As a husband and a father, I am appalled when women are disparaged, disrespected, or objectified,” Northam said in a written statement. “Donald Trump has shown us who he really is and that he is unfit to be President of the United States.”

    Amid an uproar over Trump’s comments about the “Mexican” judge presiding over a Trump University fraud case in the summer, Stewart offered his full-throated support. Stewart wrote on Facebook in June that if any illegal immigrants showed up to protest a Trump appearance in Richmond, “we’re going to kick their asses out of the country.”

    [As other GOP leaders squirm at Trump’s stance on judge, Corey Stewart applauds]

    Stewart has said Virginians who are fed up with establishment politics will be drawn to the presidential candidate — and to his own campaign for governor.


  5. The Trump campaign exemplifies the war on women.

    If anyone doubts there is a war on women, just listen to Trump. He doesn’t even try to cover it up.

  6. Robin Hood

    Why am I not surprised?

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