If there’s one thing you need to see as soon as you wake up this morning and scroll through your phone in an attempt to shy away from your mind-numbing hangover, then it’s this.
Donald Trump is, of course, no stranger when it comes to controversy. His entire campaign has been utterly shrouded in it. Every speech he makes, every debate he takes part in – no matter what he does, he manages to say something just despicable.
However it is this that may have just put his campaign into jeopardy and it’s very easy to see why.
This footage was obtained by the titans of political journalism, The Washington Post, and it shows Trump speaking to Billy Bush back in 2005 bragging about being able to do utterly anything with women because of his power.
Talking about kissing them, groping them, and having sex with them, Trump smugly remarks: ‘When you’re a star, they let you do it’.
The video shows Trump and Bush on board a coach taking them to the set of ‘Days of our Lives’ and continues as they walk onto the set itself.
In the three-minute video Trump says:
I moved on her and I failed, I admit it. I did try and fuck 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 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.
The woman Trump is speaking about in the video is thought to be Nancy O’Dell.
Although it is not known when the events described actually took place, the footage was recorded shortly after he married Melania.
At this point in the video, Trump and Bush notice the actress Arianne Zucker who is taking them onto the set of the show.
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. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. Whatever you want. Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.
Let me reiterate. Trump claims that because of his power in the world, he can ‘grab them by the pussy’ – which is, of course, sexual assault.
The video is in fact so shocking that even Trump himself has issued an apology.
In the video, he says:
I’ve never said I’m a perfect person nor pretended to be someone I’m not. I’ve said and done things I regret and the words released today on this more than a decade old video are one of them. Anyone who knows me knows these words don’t reflect who I am. I said it, I was wrong, and I apologize.
The video continues as Trump refers to Republican critics calling for him to drop out of the race following the leaked video. He said, ‘We will discuss this more in the coming days. See you at the debate on Sunday’.
Could this shocking video derail The Donald’s train?