Donald Trump’s Vulgar 2005 Conversation With Billy Bush About Women With Caught on Hot Mic

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Donald Trump is heard using vulgar terms about having sex with women in a 2005 video, as he was talking with Billy Bush for an “Access Hollywood” segment about Trump’s upcoming cameo on “Days of Our Lives.”

The video, obtained by the Washington Post, captures a bus rolling up to the set of the NBC soap opera, but a conversation between Trump and Bush is caught on audio.

In their chat, Trump talks about an attempt to seduce a woman, but not succeeding at it.

“I did try and f— her. She was married,” Trump said. At the time of the “Access Hollywood” taping, Trump was married to current wife Melania, but it is unclear when the incident that he was describing took place.

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The woman being spoken about was later identified as Nancy O’Dell, Bush’s “Access Hollywood” co-host in 2005.Trump and Bush then discuss a second woman, Arianne Zucker — an actress on “Days of Our Lives.” “Sheesh, your girl’s hot as s—. In the purple,” Bush says about the woman that Trump would be sharing scenes with.

“Whoa! Whoa!” Trump says.

“Yes, the Donald has scored,” Bush says.

Trump adds, “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.”

“Whatever you want,” someone else, possibly Bush, says.

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

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. I apologize if anyone was offended.”

Representatives for NBCUniversal, which produces “Access Hollywood,” did not immediately return a request for comment.

In a statement, Bush said, “Obviously I’m embarrassed and ashamed. It’s no excuse, but this happened 11 years ago — I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along. I’m very sorry.”

Bush hosted the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants multiple times when Trump owned the organization that stages the events.

This is the latest of Trump’s comments that have become an issue in the campaign. The Associated Press published a story earlier this week in which crew members from “The Apprentice” recounted that Trump made lewd comments about women on the set. The campaign called the claims “outlandish, unsubstantiated, and totally false.”

In an interview with a Las Vegas TV station on Wednesday, Trump was asked about whether his comments could be hurtful to girls struggling with body image.

“Sure I do. And you know, a lot of this is done in the entertainment business,” Trump said. “I’m being interviewed for ‘Apprentice’  long before I ever thought in terms of running for office.” He said that “a lot of that was done for the purpose of entertainment,” but “nobody has more respect for women than I do.”

Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, said in a statement, “No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever.”

Hillary Clinton described the recording as “horrific.”

“This is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become president,” Clinton tweeted.

Bush’s cousin, Jeb Bush, who Trump defeated in the GOP primary, tweeted out a comment as well. “As the grandfather of two precious girls, I find that no apology can excuse away Donald Trump’s reprehensible comments degrading women,” he wrote.

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  1. La Michigan says:

    I thought it would be worse. When I was 11 years old in 1981 I saw Trump talking about his gold toilet and from then on I thought he was a boob and I will always be right about that. So there no surprises here.

    • Dr. Brian says:

      Good for him, this demonstrates that he is a very real man with Very typical locker room talk between guys. I guess you could fault any of us men with such behavior when taken out of context. Did anyone happen to notice how he was a gentleman to the co-host? if anything, it was bush who was egging him to kiss or hug the co-star to which he reluctantly gave her the most innocent kiss on the cheek. have we really come this far to be faulting Trump for being attracted to a scantily clad and sexy woman just to somehow turning a blind eye to one of the most powerful women of 30 years in politics leaking issues of national security? Get real, I’d be more worried if Trump didn’t notice a beautiful woman.
      Dr. Brian

      • jsm1963 says:

        You’re actually excusing his conversation when he thought no one was listening/recording him vs. his persona on camera. I don’t know anyone who brags about assaulting women. Trump’s profound ignorance on all matters of policy and his mental instability has to be a genuine concern.

  2. Gung Ho says:

    After reading this it just solidifies the fact that no one is clean enough or pure enough to be president! Another diversion.

  3. jerry says:

    MY FINAL COMMENT, YES GOD IS INVOLVED IN THIS ELECTION, HE WAS IN ISRAEL’S AND STILL IS TODAY, ALSO BABALONS AND EVERY OTHER NATIONS TOO. WHAT YOU LIBERAL DON’T UNDERSTAND IS THAT AS A NATION TURNS AWAY FROM GOD HE WILL GIVE THEM EVIL RULERS OVER THEM TO GET THEM TO TURN BACK TO HIM …THIS MAN CAN HELP THIS NATION EVEN THOU HE’S CRUDE, BUT HILLARY WILL ABSOLUTLY CAUSE THE END OF AMERICA, BUT A RUMP HUMPER CAN’T GET IT… SO WHEN THE RAPTHURE HAPPENS, AND IT SEEMS THAT THE EVENT IS VERY CLOSE. ALL OF YOU R-H’S WILL BE LEFT BEHIND WITH THE MOSLEMS, DRUGS DEALING MEXICANS, HOMOS, LESSIES, LIBERALS CRIMINALS, AND EVERY OTHER FOUL BEING…JUST THINK,,, YOU’LL GET TO SEE JUST HOW WRONG ALL OF YOU HAVE BEEN AS YOU SEE MAYBE HALF OF THE U.S. POPULATION SUDDENLY BEGIN TO FLOAT UPWARD AND DISAPPEAR….AND THEN ALL HELLL BREAK LOOSE…..”.ENJOY YOUR SELF NOW,” BY BY

  4. jerry says:

    OH COME ON, YOU LIBERALS ARE A BUNCH OF RUMP HUMPERS, THINKING THAT THIS IS BAD HILLARY HAS SAID WORSE ABOUT LEWINSKI AND OTHER WOMEN SHE HELPED HER WILLY-BILLY SCORE ON…AND YES SOME MEN SEXUALIZE WOMEN, ALL THE TIME…IT SHOWS HES CRUDE, AND YOU LIBS ARE FAINING SENSITIVITY, WHEN YOU ARE WORSE THAN A DOG SNIFFING TAILS

  5. Steve says:

    You all must be women, because every guy has made similar comments about a hot woman. Really, this is what all the media buzz is about. What, you’d give your vote to a criminal instead.

    • jsm1963 says:

      Most of grow out of it when we become adults. Certainly by the age of 59.

      So now it’s between an alleged “criminal,” who has never been so much as charged with a crime, vs. someone who brags about sexual assault.

  6. age 88 says:

    He is pitiful and should be ashamed of himself acting like a ghastly young roughneck, pure & simple. But, a marriage elder man with five children, grandchildren, and his misdeeds is going to catch up with him which will be a day of reckoning!. Why is American listen to the BS?

  7. George Gordy says:

    He’s a scumbag pure & simple … THE WORLDS BIGGEST SOCIOPATH’ETIC SEXIST HYPOCRITE DONALD TRUMP… YOU SORRY @SS SON OF A B!TC#….

  8. gregoria Malbur says:

    you see, man can keep record. What about God!!! If we are doing everything for the purpose which we were created that is “the glory of God”…. Mercy, mercy, mercy.

  9. patricia says:

    What does Bubba think about this? I bet old Billy Boy Clinton could make Trump look like Ned in the first reader with things he has forced women to do to him.

  10. Heartland Patriot says:

    I don’t care. Donald Trump didn’t sellout Americans at Benghazi, and leave them to be killed.

  11. I think that Mr. Trump being attracted to beautiful women is not news and it is certainly not incriminating because then you would have to abolish the presidency and the congress which is not a realistic move.

    It sounds like Mr. Trump was just joking around. I would be more concerned with anyone that would be offended by Mr. Trump’s words but who would be fine with what the Clinton’s did to Monica Lewinsky and Paula Jones.

    • jsm1963 says:

      Bragging about sexually assaulting women is not simply being “attracted to beautiful women.”

      • Always True says:

        I agree…being someone that has been a victim of such an assault (only it was my breasts that were grabbed), I felt violated, worthless (like I had done something wrong) and unsafe…no woman (or anyone for that matter) should be violated!!!

      • It is a bit more complex when you consider the context. There are far too many aspects to consider, analyze, and debate before you can say that he actually even committed, “sexual assault.” Also, he never claimed to have raped anyone which I am sure he has not done. Bill and Hillary participated in something worse in the sexual area than “claiming” to have committed assault under “peer pressure.”

        Additionally, no one complained about Mr. Trump which means either he did NOT commit assault or that it was “consensual foreplay” which is hardly a crime.

        How is the hot mic tape news? Does anyone actually think that the Access Hollywood girl was dressed like a nun?

  12. catherine says:

    why don’t we hear about the smut and disgrace with the Clintons who have taken monies for their foundation built shabby houses in Haiti after the last hurricane and took the tax payers money to put back into their foundation –Hillary ignoring cries for assistance in Bengasi allowing our troops to die unnecessarily -sending her henchmen out to emotionally torture women who billy Clinton raped-why does the media continue cover the negative aspects about trump…..look under the covers and try to locate the thousands of emails that Hillary so masterminded to destroy-I don’t want four more years of continuation of our fading economy in debt above any other time……as in the past it was stated it is time for a change……..trump may not be a politician but that is refreshing..with his running mate who has the experience and trumps business sense-they make a great team to bring our country back on course. bottom line no one is squeaky clean ——find me that person and I will eat crow…..we live in a corrupt society and I look forward to trump taking a stand and making a difference with no fear of condemnation. if you are satisfied with four more years of an extension of obamaism then so be it…..we all we reap what we sow…….one more thing……trump unfortunately spouts off a lot…but at least he does not hide behind a façade of falsehood–

    • See Me - Feel Me says:

      You absolutely need to read something that will enlighten you to the facts because you come across as completely uninformed, with no real world view of the big picture and very close to being unhinged about things that haunt you that aren’t true. So before you spew the rhetorical garbage that comes from the mouth of the men you admire so much step back and do some research and think about a man who says as a “star” I can do anything to women I want and from the sounds of it still does. Judge him on his own merits or failings rather then setting up some sort of equivalency test against someone else. But accusing others of lying while saying Trump “does not hide behind a facade of falsehood,” clearly indicates that your bar for honesty is pretty low and you are not listening and fact checking anything he says. In the end what you’re saying here just cannot be taken seriously.

      • Gwaneth says:

        And you can be taken seriously? I have watched the juanita broderick interviews and frankly i believe her. paula jones was true and the whole world knows that the monica lewinsky scandal was true. How much smoke does it take for you to see the fire? both of these people are powermongers and care nothing for no one but themselves and more money/power.

  13. David Tribulla says:

    Look this is so petty, remember who you were before Christ came into your life, this is for the Holyer than thou, He is changed, Iv’e been watching him for 7months, he is the only canidate that I have seen surrounded by Pastors praying over him on many occassions, you don’t see that with the others, I believe God answers prayer and Donald is feeling it and is ashame of his past. Now lets get on to the future of this country.

    • See Me - Feel Me says:

      And you don’t think that he set that up so people like you would see him as a religious candidate? A man who recently claimed he has never asked god for forgiveness, all of sudden surrounds himself with a handful of pastors and you fell for it. We are in serious trouble when people like you who profess to be religious fall for a ruse as obvious as the one this guy you bow to is perpetrating. A wolf in sheep clothing. Shame is not anything he has ever felt and he never will and prayer, in his view, is for suckers. Wake up!

      • Yeah, yeah, yeah, we get it. You think all of us should just bow at the feet of the globalists, to include your “queen” HRC. No thanks, I’m voting for the crude businessman.

    • jsm1963 says:

      “…he is the only canidate that I have seen surrounded by Pastors praying over him…”

      He certainly needs the help.

      Dozens of pastors just came out on the record as opposing Trump. #2Corinthians

  14. DCJ says:

    It’s said every Man thinks this way every 48 seconds. Isn’t going to change any minds at this point of time.

  15. The Truth says:

    Trump says Bill Clinton said “far worse,” Of course, there’s no evidence to back up his claim, Just as there were
    (1) no cheering Muslims as the World Trade Center collapsed.
    (2) no NFL letter.
    (3) no evidence that crime is “going through the roof.”
    (4) no evidence that the Central Park Five are guilty (as Trump claims even though DNA evidence has exonerated them).
    (5) no evidence that Hillary “started the Birther controversy.”
    (6) no evidence disputing Trump’s initial support the war in Iraq.
    (7) no evidence that African American communities “are absolutely in the worst shape they’ve ever been in.”
    (8) no evidence that “Hillary Clinton closed down family farms.”
    (9) no evidence that “inner-city crimes is reaching record levels.”
    (10) no evidence that the U.S. election system is “rigged.”
    (11) no evidence that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are “co-founders of ISIS.”
    (12) no evidence of recent ransom payments to Iran.
    (13) no evidence that “the unemployment rate may be as high as 42%” or that “we have 93 million people out of work.”
    (14) no evidence that the Democratic party tried to rig the debates.
    (15) no evidence that Hillary “wants to abolish the Second Amendment.”
    (16) no evidence that Hillary laundered money through the Laureate Foundation.
    (17) no evidence that Hillary “filibustered legislation to reform” Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
    (18) no evidence that “the Obama administration is actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iran.
    (19) no evidence that “we’re the highest taxed nation in the world.”
    (20) no evidence that Trump University — now under investigation for fraud — has “an A rating from the Better Business Bureau.”
    (21) no evidence that “statistics show blacks kill 81% of white homicide victims.”
    (22) no evidence that “the Mexican government forces many bad people into our country.”
    (23) no evidence that the number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. “could be 34 million.”
    (24) no evidence that “hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants are going to state and federal penitentiaries.”
    (25) no evidence that “our nuclear arsenal doesn’t work.”
    (26) no evidence that our national military “is a disaster.”
    (27) no evidence that Trump’s tax plan” would cut taxes without increasing the deficit.”

    The evidence we do have — as the list above demonstrates — proves undeniably that Trump is shameless liar and by his own admission on tape a disgusting serial groper of women. He is currently charged in a pending case with the rape of a girl who was only 13-years-old at the time of the alleged incident. When questioned about his sexual misconduct during his deposition for his divorce from his first wife, he invoked the 5th Amendment against self-incrimination 97 times.

    How anyone can think Trump is fit for the Oval Office is sick.

    • zippy says:

      I must be sick then…….I am vehement about having bill Clinton as the first lady/man back in the white house—-as stated they left their tenure without a nickel…….now are billionaires -show me that tree that drops money instead of leaves–mmmmmmm-curious how that happened–self greed and manipulation of accepting foreign money pouring into their pocket…if I have to look at bill Clinton biting his lip I am going to vomit…..he has his zipper down but not for Hillary-she doesn’t care as long as her panties are full of money—–

    • Steve Solomon says:

      Thank you “The Truth” for putting this together. I’m going to steal it for Facebook.

      It really is amazing amazing that after everything on your list; all the derogatory comments about people of color, people with disabilities, and women; and the illegally set-up Trump Foundation that he used like a personal piggy bank and to bribe people investigating him with; it takes comments about sex for Republicans and the media to finally turn on him.

    • sue says:

      Trump says Bill Clinton is a sexual predator and he is.
      (1) no cheering Muslims as the World Trade Center collapsed.
      (2) no NFL letter.
      (3) no evidence that crime is “going through the roof.”
      (4) no evidence that the Central Park Five are guilty (as Trump claims even though DNA evidence has exonerated them).
      (5) no evidence that Hillary “started the Birther controversy.”
      (6) no evidence disputing Trump’s initial support the war in Iraq.
      (7) no evidence that African American communities “are absolutely in the worst shape they’ve ever been in.”
      (8) no evidence that “Hillary Clinton closed down family farms.”
      (9) no evidence that “inner-city crimes is reaching record levels.”
      (10) no evidence that the U.S. election system is “rigged.”
      (11) no evidence that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are “co-founders of ISIS.”
      (12) no evidence of recent ransom payments to Iran.
      (13) no evidence that “the unemployment rate may be as high as 42%” or that “we have 93 million people out of work.”
      (14) no evidence that the Democratic party tried to rig the debates.
      (15) no evidence that Hillary “wants to abolish the Second Amendment.”
      (16) no evidence that Hillary laundered money through the Laureate Foundation.
      (17) no evidence that Hillary “filibustered legislation to reform” Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
      (18) no evidence that “the Obama administration is actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iran.
      (19) no evidence that “we’re the highest taxed nation in the world.”
      (20) no evidence that Trump University — now under investigation for fraud — has “an A rating from the Better Business Bureau.”
      (21) no evidence that “statistics show blacks kill 81% of white homicide victims.”
      (22) no evidence that “the Mexican government forces many bad people into our country.”
      (23) no evidence that the number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. “could be 34 million.”
      (24) no evidence that “hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants are going to state and federal penitentiaries.”
      (25) no evidence that “our nuclear arsenal doesn’t work.”
      (26) no evidence that our national military “is a disaster.”
      (27) no evidence that Trump’s tax plan” would cut taxes without increasing the deficit.”

      The evidence we do have — as the list above demonstrates — proves undeniably that Trump is shameless liar and by his own admission on tape a disgusting serial groper of women. He is currently charged in a pending case with the rape of a girl who was only 13-years-old at the time of the alleged incident. When questioned about his sexual misconduct during his deposition for his divorce from his first wife, he invoked the 5th Amendment against self-incrimination 97 times.

      How anyone can think Hillary or any other Democrat liberal is fit for the Oval Office is sick.

  16. Chad says:

    Love it! I’m totally voting for Trump now. He rocks.

    • npadln says:

      Me too! Oh god, if only I was a woman; I’d love me some of that.

      • See Me - Feel Me says:

        So what I’m guessing here Beavis is that you’re okay with not just saying vulgar things about woman but assaulting them is okay by you as well? Wow! He did just admit to that on tape just in case you were too busy snickering over the word “pussy.”

  17. BillUSA says:

    Oh give me a break people. Like this sort of talk doesn’t go on between you and your circle of friends. And if this sort of thing is what helps you decide who to vote for, then point a finger at yourself for why this country is on its knees.

    • jsm1963 says:

      I don’t talk like this. Of course, I’m an adult who was raised well.

      The country is far from being on it’s knees.

    • Mark says:

      I have never talked that way in private, in a locker room, or just hanging out with male friends. Trump is disgusting. He is an over privileged narcissist.

    • See Me - Feel Me says:

      You either have not thought this through or if you have and you’re still saying this then what you’re saying here Bill is you support assault on women or rape. The a–hole you idolize isn’t talking locker room he’s saying he actually assaulted women and he can’t help himself. Are you listening to what he’s saying?

  18. Jake says:

    Trumps profane comments compared to Bills behavior in the Oval Office? Close, but no cigar!!!

    • dave says:

      They are brain dead when it comes to what Billy Boy has done as President and Hilary in office’s she has held, people actually DIED on their watch, and we are talking tuff and vulgar like you have never heard these words before, and what President used the F word all the time?? Come people, who in this world is without Sin, go ahead and point fingers.

      • See Me - Feel Me says:

        Well what Billy boy did was get himself impeached for his obviously stupid behavior and several of those who pushed for that had to step down when it was discovered they had been doing the same thing. So yeah, some people never like to hold themselves accountable for their actions. Just holier than thou cowards I guess. If you’re willing to excuse a guy whose most recent outrage is that he can do and has done whatever he wants to women, if you’re willing to draw an equivalency between that and someone who uses the F word then I’m not sure there is any rational conversation here that can be had. You, like many others, seem to be with the guy who said he could “shoot someone on 5th Avenue” and not lose any of his supporters and you want to be in that crowd. Dangerous man, dangerous followers. Pointing fingers? Nope just letting the words the man says do that for me.

  19. Alex says:

    This may get him votes from rappers and hip hop stars, they’ve made big $ calling women bitches and whores

  20. nohw says:

    This is the best the liberal media can do? Variety has officially reached desperation phase.

  21. Bob says:

    Variety, we KNOW Trump is a sleaze. That doesn’t make him the worst choice for president. His temper and craziness are.

  22. Gahan says:

    More desperation! Trump out with the guys, so what? He did not violate an Oath of Office like Dicking Bimbos Bill Clinton or get a child rapist off, like Hillary Clinton. The Clintons are the lowest scum. Trump will crush her.

  23. halcyon says:

    Fix the headline.

  24. Alex says:

    Can anyone trust Billy Bush again? What other recordings of celebs does he have?

  25. SPIKE says:

    Hey, Clinton running dog publication, is that the best you can do? he’s a GUY for God’s sake, and how many times have I heard a woman say she’d like to jump on some guys bones. Who ever hears about women degrading men like that.

    So, here’s my comeback: watch Hillary Clinton on home video with criminal Peter Paul and Stan Lee where she admits that she wouldn’t use email because of all the investigators.

    • dave says:

      Yes I have heard women are really vulgar when they get together and have fun, been there and done it, I think we are trashy just as much.

    • See Me - Feel Me says:

      He admitted to being unable to resist assaulting women. Forgetting for a moment that he’s a married man, he actually bragged to a guy on the bus how he likes to force himself on women and how he could do anything to them “because he’s a star.” No he can’t. What part of that is okay in your world?

    • The Truth says:

      This “guy” is running for President, Spike. So perhaps he should be held to higher standard than the women you overhear at your local brothel. As usual, you’ve got your head so far up your ass, your brain is oxygen deprived. Of course you’re for Trump no matter what he says or does because you have no critical thinking capability, an affliction you unfortunately share with many of your fellow Trumpers.

  26. jimmysee says:

    “Bill Clinton has ….. ,” he lied.

  27. Jackie Smith says:

    He’s just so gross with his tiny hands. Ugh!

  28. luca celada says:

    No, just like the boss is always sayin’…”I heard it somewhere..”

  29. dave J. says:

    One consolation with Trump is that once he becomes President he can seduce all the women he want.

  30. Every Day A New Embarrassment says:

    You have an audio recording of that? No? Thought so. CNN posted the actual audio (and transcripts) of The Orange Wishful Philanderer and his mealy mouth. Enjoy…

  31. KdNicewanger says:

    Is there audio of it, dipsh*t? No wonder Trump is having such an easy time grifting you guys, if this is the type of intellectual firepower he’s up against.

  32. See Me - Feel Me says:

    So for you to say that you’ve obviously heard it and you must have a copy on tape so release it. You can be 100% sure that it would be headline news everywhere if it existed and Fox would have it on a loop? C’mon be real.

  33. nycityny says:

    “Reported to” by anonymous is not the same as recorded by on tape.

  34. asouz says:

    I suppose if you had a video or audio recording of it, yes, they would. But you don’t.

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