(New York Daily News)
The New York Daily News published a preview of its Saturday cover after lewd audio of Donald Trump was leaked Friday afternoon.
The cover features part of the Republican presidential nominee’s now-infamous quote, in which he proclaimed what he liked to do when he meets attractive women: “Grab them by the p—-.”
The audio was first published by The Washington Post. Images of cats are ostensibly used to illustrate the word, “p—-.”
The leaked audio comes two days before the second debate between Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
Surprise, surprise: Donald Trump has exposed himself one more time — as a crude, sexist pig.
The vilest example yet of the GOP presidential candidate’s noxious attitude toward women emerged Friday in an unedited 2005 conversation between Trump and then — “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush.
“Grab them by the p—y,” Trump told Bush, explaining his not-so-subtle seduction style. “You can do anything.”
The bilious businessman later expounded on that unsettling thought: “When you’re a star, they let you do it.”
A screen shot from a video that captured Donald Trump’s sexist remarks on a hot mic while he chatted with Billy Bush of “Access Hollywood” in 2005 en route to the set of “Day of Our Lives.”
The 11-year-old video, obtained by The Washington Post, also found the thrice-married Trump discussing a failed attempt at seduction — and then dissing the object of his rejected affection. “I moved on her and I failed,” says Trump. “I’ll admit it. “I did try and f–k 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 b—h.”
Trump said he ran into the woman, identified by “Access Hollywood” as TV host Nancy O’Dell, after she spurned him: “I see her, she’s now got the big phony t–s and everything. She’s totally changed her look.”
Trump issued a canned apology in a late night video posted on his Facebook page as uproar over the offensive audio swelled.
“This is nothing more than a distraction from the important issues we’re facing today,” Trump said. “We’re losing our jobs, we’re less safe than we were eight years ago and Washington is totally broken.”
The bawdy tape and the backlash led some supporters, including Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) to say that they can no longer support Trump for president.
Trump didn’t bother denying the sexist remarks — instead saying his comments paled in comparison to some things he’s heard from Hillary Clinton’s husband.
“I’ve said some foolish things but there’s a big difference between the words and actions of other people,” Trump warned. “Bill Clinton has actually abused women and Hillary has bullied, attacked, shamed and intimidated his victims. We will discuss this more in the coming days. See you at the debate on Sunday.”
The lewd and lascivious developer, inspired by the appearance of actress Arianne Zucker in the clip that emerged Friday, explained how he can’t control himself around beautiful women.
“You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them,” said Trump. “It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.”
Trump later gave Zucker a quick hug.
“Melania said this was OK,” the Queens-born businessman declared before joining the actress for a cameo on the soap opera “Days of Our Lives.”
Zucker declined to comment Friday other than to tell CBS News, “It’s not about me.”
Trump’s reaction to the tape being released wasn’t the first time he tried to deflect attention away from himself by invoking the former President’s tawdry past.
“Amazing that Crooked Hillary can do a hit ad on me concerning women when her husband was the WORST abuser of woman (sic) in U.S. political history,” he tweeted this past May.
The Clinton campaign, which has made Trump’s demeaning comments about women a centerpiece of the election, quickly unloaded on the Republican.
Donald Trump posts a statement on his Facebook page addressing earlier video that came out of himself speaking in a lewd manner with Billy Bush about Arianne Zucker and other women. He characterized the revelations as a “distraction.”
“This is horrific,” tweeted Christina Reynolds, deputy communications director for Hillary for America. “We cannot allow this man to become President.”
Clinton, during their first debate, stunned Trump with her mention of 1996 Miss Universe Alicia Machado.
Trump demeaned the pageant winner over her weight, criticizing her as “Miss Piggy” or — because of her Latino heritage — “Miss Housekeeping.”
He also humiliated the then-19-year-old by forcing her to work out in front of the media, a degrading stunt that Machado said brought on bouts of anorexia and bulimia.
Access Hollywood identified TV host Nancy O’Dell as the married woman Trump said he tried sleeping with.
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.”
Speaker Paul Ryan was one of the few high-ranking Republicans to denounce the remarks.
Ryan said he was “sickened” by what he’d heard and announced Trump would be absent from the pair’s first joint campaign appearance on Saturday.
“He is no longer attending tomorrow’s event in Wisconsin,” Ryan said.
“I cannot support in any way, shape or form the comments or approach Donald Trump has taken,” Chaffetz told the Salt Lake tribune. “This is so over the top, it is not even acceptable in locker rooms. It shouldn’t be acceptable anywhere. We are talking about the president of the United States. I want someone of high moral values.”
Trump’s campaign issued a statement shortly after the video was released.
“This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago,” the statement said. “Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course — not even close. I apologize if anybody was offended.”
Trump’s boast about grabbing women’s crotches was reminiscent of the tale told by makeup artist Jill Harth about her 1993 visit to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago mansion.
Trump “pushed me up against the wall, and had his hands all over me and tried to get up my dress again,” Harth said. “Getting him to stop was no easy task.”
Trump’s cruel and condescending barbs against women date back decades. He’s insulted comedienne Rosie O’Donnell, presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, actress Angelina Jolie, New York Times columnist Gail Collins and beauty pageant contestant Carrie Prejean.
He feuded with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly when she invoked his history of denigrating women during a Republican debate. A 2012 lawsuit against a Trump golf club in Southern California accused him of trying to fire female workers who were “not pretty enough” and replacing them with “more attractive women.”
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