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Trump Responds to 2005 Leaked Audio of “Locker Room Banter”

Ivanka Trump, right, applauds as her father, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, as he delivers his childcare plan in a policy speech in Aston, Pennsylvania, on September 13, 2016. (Photo: AP/Associated Press)
Ivanka Trump, right, applauds as her father, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, as he delivers his childcare plan in a policy speech in Aston, Pennsylvania, on September 13, 2016. (Photo: AP/Associated Press)

Ivanka Trump, right, applauds as her father, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, as he delivers his childcare plan in a policy speech in Aston, Pennsylvania, on September 13, 2016. (Photo: AP/Associated Press)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump responded to leaked audio from a 2005 conversation with Billy Bush published by The Washington Post. The New York businessman was talking with Bush of “Access Hollywood” on a bus arriving on the set of “Days of Our Lives” to tape a segment about Trump’s upcoming cameo on the soap opera.

“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,” Mr. Trump said in a statement. I apologize if anyone was offended.”

Billy Bush, the nephew of President George H.W. Bush and cousin to President George W. Bush, was also making what most found to be inappropriate comments.

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

But his comments, at least those on the tape, are not as embarrassing as those out of the Republican nominee. The Bush family now Mr. Trump’s political rivals.

“I’ve got to 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.”

“And when you’re a star, they let you do it,” Trump says. “You can do anything.”

“Whatever you want,” says another voice, apparently Bush’s.

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

A spokeswoman for NBC Universal, which produces and distributes “Access Hollywood,” declined to comment.

“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 statement. “I apologize if anyone was offended.”

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    Bill Bush, of the Bush family, who are now Mr. Trump’s political rivals, was also making what some will find to be inappropriate. But not like the Republican nominee.

    Is this sentence incomplete?

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    @PPDNews isn’t it. I heard far worse when I was in high school playing football.

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    If Trump were black Hollywood would defend his comments to the death and he’d get a movie deal with Kevin Hart!

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