Trump Issues Statement About Vulgar Comments Caught on Hot Mic in 2005
(WARNING: This story contains graphic language)
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.
The previously unaired footage, obtained by The Washington Post, captures Trump talking with Billy Bush of “Access Hollywood” during the taping of a segment for the show.
"I'm automatically attracted to beautiful women — I just start kissing them, it's like a magnet," Trump said. "I don't even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything … Grab 'em by the p****."
The conversation also includes Trump talking about trying to seduce a married woman.
"I moved on her actually, she was down in Palm Beach and I failed. I'll admit it. I did try to f*** her, she was married … and I moved on her very heavily," Trump said.
"I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture and I told her, 'I'll show you where you can get some nice furniture.' I moved on her like a b****, and I could not get there, and she was married. And all the sudden I see her and she's got the big, phony t***, she's totally changed her look."
Following the release of the clip, Trump released a statement, saying that it was "locker room banter" and that he has heard Bill Clinton say "far worse."
"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," the statement reads.
Watch the co-hosts of "The Five" react below.