Donald Trump’s campaign issued an apology Friday after the Washington Post published a 2005 video showing the Republican nominee disparaging women.
“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,” Trump said in response to the video. “I apologize if anyone was offended.”
The video shows Trump and then-“Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush talking about women prior to Trump taping an appearance on the soap opera, “Days of Our Lives.”
The majority of the video only shows the outside of the Access Hollywood bus where the conversation was taking place, yet contains audio picked up by hot mics worn by Trump, Bush and other members of the “Access Hollywood” team.
Here is a transcript of the conversation, courtesy of the Washington Post:
TRUMP: I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it.
[UNKOWN VOICE]: Woah.
TRUMP: I did try and fuck her. She was married, 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. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.
BUSH: Your girl’s hot as shit, in the purple.
TRUMP: Whoa! Whoa! I’ve gotta use some tic tacs, 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, and when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything.
BUSH: Whatever you want [inaudible]…
TRUMP: Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.