Video and audio (below) have surfaced of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump making several vulgar sexual remarks about kissing, groping and attempting to have sex with women while riding in a bus with an "Access Hollywood" TV crew and then-host Billy Bush in 2005.
Trump, Bush and the crew were traveling to the "Days Of Our Lives" set at the NBC studios in Burbank, California, where Trump was to make a cameo appearance, according to the Washington Post, which published the video on Oct. 7.
Trump, who had been married for several months to Melania at the time of the video, talked about trying to have sex with an unidentified married woman:
I moved on her actually. You know she was down on Palm Beach. I moved on her and failed. I'll admit it ... I did try and f--- 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 took her out furniture. I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there, and she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.
When the bus stopped outside the NBC studios, Trump and Bush spotted actress Arianne Zucker, whom Bush called "hot as s---" from inside the bus.
"Yes! The Donald has scored," Bush shouted.
Trump replied, "Look at you. You are a p---y."
Some of the crew got off the bus, but Bush and Trump remained inside for a short time.
"I better 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. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything," Trump said
"Whatever you want," Bush added.
"Grab them by the p---y," Trump added. "You can do anything."
Bush laughed, and told Trump: "Yeah, those legs, all I can see is the legs."
Trump and Bush continued their conversation about Zucker's legs, and then exited the bus to meet Zucker who had no idea they had been talking about her.
Bush asked Zucker for a hug for Trump, and she obliged. Bush then asked for a hug for himself.
The three then walked into the NBC studios.
In response to the video's release on Oct. 7, Trump attempted to pivot attention to former President Bill Clinton, 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. I apologize if anyone was offended."
Bush, who is now a co-host of NBC's "TODAY" show and a relative of the famous Bush family, deleted his Twitter account. Bush was (and still is) married at the time of the video, which was filmed when he was 34 years old.
Bush released a statement saying, "obviously I’m embarrassed and ashamed. 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," according to Variety.
Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana was in Toledo, Ohio when the story hit the news.
CNN’s Brianna Kevlar said on the air that a Pence aide turned back journalists, telling them, "you know what, we’re not doing this," reports RawStory.com.
WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE