“I’m automatically attracted to beautiful women — I just start kissing them, it’s like a magnet,” he can be heard saying. “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****.”
NBC News says the conversation occurred shortly after Trump married his third wife, Melania.
In the audio, Trump can be heard telling Bush about a married woman he tried to seduce.
“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 is heard saying.
Trump tells Bush that his star status gives him the right to do “anything” to 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 a prepared statement. “I apologize if anyone was offended.”
Hillary Clinton said on Twitter, “This is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become president.”
According to an NBC insider speaking about Billy Bush’s future on The Today Show, “It happened 11 years ago … Billy was in a different place. He was a lot younger and more immature. He’s definitely embarrassed by this, but his job at ‘Today’ is safe.”