David Fahrenthold over at the Washington Post has another scoop on Trump, this time from an Access Hollywood interview. Be forewarned: It is not safe for work. If you're female, please take a Pepto-Bismol before listening in order to keep your stomach from roiling.
In that audio, Trump discusses a failed attempt to seduce a woman, whose full name is not given in the video.
“I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it,” Trump is heard saying. It was unclear when the events he was describing took place. The tape was recorded several months after he married his third wife, Melania.
“Whoa,” another voice said.
“I did try and f--- her. She was married,” Trump says.
Trump continues: “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 bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married,” Trump says. “Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.”
There's more. Much more. At one point he brags that when you're a star, you can do anything, even "grab them by the p---y."
Trump excused it with a non-apology, saying:
“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.”
I'm not offended. I've heard it all a million times before from entitled men who think they have all the power and can do whatever they want with women -- demean them, grab them, kiss them without permission -- all of it. It doesn't offend me. It just proves Hillary Clinton's point about Trump and how he approaches 51 percent of the eligible voters in this country.
But here's the crux of the matter. Trump claimed his public remarks about women were made for "entertainment value," just yesterday. This conversation, by his own admission, was "locker room banter," not intended for public consumption or "entertainment."
This is Trump as he is. As he thinks. As he believes. And as Hillary Clinton is fond of saying, when someone shows you who he is, believe him.
Donald Trump is a carnival-barking narcissist toddler man who thinks he can take what he wants when he wants it, particularly when it comes to women. Now we can hear him tell us that in his own words.
Makeup artist Jill Harth's claims seem entirely credible now, don't they?
But in other ways, it was something of a lowlight: Trump took an interest in Harth immediately and began subjecting her to a steady string of unwanted sexual advances, detailed by Harth in her complaint.