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Trump Offers a Surprising Explanation for the ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape

Nov 27, 2017  •  Post A Comment

Donald Trump has been suggesting that the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape that surfaced during the presidential election is a fake.

The suggestion is mentioned in a report published Saturday by The New York Times that focuses mainly on Trump’s support of embattled Senate candidate Roy S. Moore.

The Times reports that Trump “sees the calls for Mr. Moore to step aside as a version of the response to the now-famous ‘Access Hollywood’ tape, in which he boasted about grabbing women’s genitalia, and the flood of groping accusations against him that followed soon after. He suggested to a senator earlier this year that it was not authentic, and repeated that claim to an adviser more recently.”

The report also notes: “In the hours after it was revealed in October 2016, Mr. Trump acknowledged that the voice was his, and he apologized.”

CNN notes that the emergence of the tape caused a number of Republican elected officials to call on Trump to abandon his presidential bid.

“He, of course, did not,” CNN reports. “What he did do, however, was apologize for the comments — writing them off as ‘locker room talk’ and adding: ‘Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course — not even close.'”

The CNN analysis adds: “Trump did not then contest the authenticity of the audio recording. Neither did Billy Bush or anyone else associated with the incident. Plus, anyone listening to the audio … hears what is quite clearly Trump’s voice saying things like ‘I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there’ and ‘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.'”

7 Comments

  1. FAKE? What’s fake is this clown’s attempt to be “presidential.” He can’t say anything that is not fake news. Fake, fake and more fake as he continues to stub his toe with his foot in his mouth spouting all over the place and making a complete fool of himself.

    The country is in trouble with this megalomaniac in the house.

  2. Damn right. We would have been far better having a President that gave 20% of our uranium to Russia and got back millions of dollars for herself in return. If she had been elected, she could give Russia the rest of our uranium and become a billionaire in the process. Another good thing is we could eliminate the NSA, CIA and whatever other intelligence services we have. That’s because she could use her personal server, like she did already, and our enemies would know everything our President sent out or received. We wouldn’t have to spend any money trying to find out what our enemies knew because we would know that they knew everything we knew. Too bad Hillary didn’t get elected but it looks like she’s preparing herself for a run in 2020. We can only hope.

    • You REALLY have to stop reading Breitbart and watching Fox News. In the REAL world, the uranium deal had almost nothing to do with Clinton. And I’m happy for you, that you are enjoying our “president” and what he’s doing. You’re a “special” kind of person.

    • We already don’t have to spend money to find out what other countries think of the US. It’s usually all over the front page of every newspaper and website in the world after his nightly toilet tweets. At least he uses the room he’s best suited for as his Twitter HQ.

  3. El Trumpo’s whole world is based upon fiction … so, when he tells a lie in most people’s eyes …
    to him … the truth (or “fictitious truth” as Sigmund Freud would call it), is simply what he chooses
    for the moment … tomorrow when he wakes up in the White House, he will come up with yet another,
    “Fictitious Truth” … that his ancestors were the first pilgrims to land in America and that the local indians signed away the whole continent to his clan … so, by a presidential order, the United States is now the official property of the Trump Family … amazing how “Fictitious Truth” can enrich people …

  4. It’s been a year. It is time to stop all the personal attacks and start focusing on what the real issues are. Taxes, regulations, judicial appointments. This is why Trump keeps this nonsense going. It distracts everyone from what is really important, the people and press keep falling for it

    • …says the surrogate for the people who have been launching personal attacks on Obama and his family for the past 9 years.

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