Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is heard on a newly released tape bragging about kissing, groping, and having sex with women, the Washington Post reported Friday.
Trump immediately issued a rare apology - of sorts.
"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 said in a statement.
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton responded: “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
Her statement comes after the Washington Post released a video of Trump caught on hot mic in a 2005 conversation with “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush.
According to The Post, the pair were on a bus to tape a segment on “Days of Our Lives,” when the Republican nominee was caught saying “Grab her by the p****.”
He also discusses his failed exploits with an unnamed woman during the tape recorded just months after he married his current wife, Melania.
“I did try and f*** her. She was married,” he is heard saying. “’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.’”
He continued, “I moved on her like a b****, but I couldn’t get there. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony t**s and everything. She’s totally changed her look.”
Bush and Trump then went on to discuss actress Arianne Zucker, whom Bush described as “hot as s***.”
“I’ve gotta 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.
“When you’re a star, they let you do it,” he said.