This all comes as President Trump is now attempting to claim that the infamous 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape in which he brags about sexually assaulting women is fake. This is a clip of the tape.
Donald Trump: “Yeah, that’s her, with the gold. I’ve got to 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. I just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”
Billy Bush: “Whatever you want.”
Donald Trump: “Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.”
After the tape first resurfaced during the 2016 presidential election, President Trump did not dispute the tape’s authenticity but instead said his words were “locker room talk.” But now he’s claiming the tape is fake. This is “Access Hollywood” host Natalie Morales, responding to the news reports about Trump’s claims on Monday.
Natalie Morales: “We wanted to clear something up that has been reported across the media landscape. According to The New York Times, President Trump told two people that the 'Access Hollywood' bus tape, the one where he bragged about grabbing women by the you-know-what, is fake. Let us make this perfectly clear: The tape is very real.”
We’ll have more on sexual harassment, the media and Congress after headlines.