Donald Trump has come under fire after a decade-old recording of the Republican nominee bragging that he can do anything he wants to women because he is famous surfaced Friday, NBC News reported.
In the 2005 recording obtained by NBC News from "Access Hollywood," Trump, then newly married to Melania Trump, discusses wooing a married woman and says he needs mints in case he kisses a woman he sees.
"I'm automatically attracted to beautiful women — I just start kissing them, it's like a magnet," Trump tell then "Access Hollywood" anchor Billy Bush.
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"I don't even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything… Grab 'em by the p-," Trump continued.
Access Hollywood is owned and distributed by NBCUniversal, the parent company of NBC News and MSNBC.
Trump, who has criticized Hillary Clinton's husband for his infidelity, offered an apology in a statement released after the story was published, adding, "This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago."
Bush released a statement after the tape was released: “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."