In a video from 2005 published by The Washington Post on Friday, Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump can be heard making lewd comments about women to then-Access Hollywood host Billy Bush.
One of the women Trump discusses is Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O’Dell, who was at the time Bush’s co-host at Access Hollywood.
In the footage released by the Post, Trump can be heard telling Bush that he tried to seduce O’Dell, whom he refers to only as "Nancy."
“I moved on her and I failed,” Trump says. "I’ll admit it. I did try and f*** her. She was married."
“That’s huge news,” another man responds, laughing. It is unclear whether the speaker is Bush.
"And I moved on her very heavily," Trump continues. "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 b**ch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married," Trump adds.
In addition to the comments about O’Dell, Bush and Trump then began coarsely discussing the appearance of Days of Our Lives actress Arianne Zucker, whom the two men were en route to meet for a Trump guest appearance on the soap.
“I’ve got to use some Tic Tacs," Trump says, "just in case I start kissing her. 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 continues, "And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything."
O'Dell does not have a comment at this time. Zucker has declined to comment.
In a statement, Trump said, "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." He also added, "I apologize if anyone was offended."
In a statement to ET, Bush said, “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.”
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton responded on Twitter on Friday. "This is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become president."
This is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become president. https://t.co/RwhW7yeFI2— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 7, 2016
Celebrities quickly spoke out against Trump’s comments on social media.
Lisa Rinna tweeted: “Trump and Bush. Talking about Nancy O’dell and then Arianne Zucker who are both friends of mine. Vulgar and Disgusting."
Trump and Bush. Talking about Nancy O'dell and then Arianne Zucker who are both friends of mine. Vulgar and Disgusting.— lisa rinna (@lisarinna) October 7, 2016
Actress Emmy Rossum said, “Donald Trump thinks ‘when you’re a star’ you ‘can do anything’ to women? Well, you can’t make me vote for you, you misogynistic entitled pig.”
Donald Trump thinks "when you're a star" you "can do anything" to women? Well you can't make me vote for you, you misogynistic entitled pig.— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) October 7, 2016
Comedian Billy Eichner posted, "All jokes aside, what Trump is describing is sexual assault and he is a vile, abusive monster. But we knew that already."
All jokes aside, what Trump is describing is sexual assault and he is a vile, abusive monster. But we knew that already.— billy eichner (@billyeichner) October 7, 2016
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