Donald Trump Defends Himself After Lewd Conversation Leaks, Billy Bush Is 'Ashamed'

The Republican nominee says his vulgar conversation with Bush was 'locker room banter' and 'not even close' to what Bill Clinton has said to him, while the 'Today' co-host is 'embarrassed.'

AceShowbiz - Donald Trump has once again grabbed the headlines for the wrong reasons. On Friday, October 7, audio recording of his lewd conversation with Billy Bush surfaced, revealing his vulgar comments about women.

In the tape obtained by The Washington Post, the real-estate tycoon and the former "Access Hollywood" co-host talked about women while riding on an "Access Hollywood" bus to the set of "Days of Our Lives" in 2005. They didn't realize their mics were still on when Trump revealed his failed attempt to seduce a married woman.

"I moved on her and I failed. I'll admit it. I did try and f**k her. She was married," he said. "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.' "

The Republican nominee continued, "I'm automatically attracted to beautiful-I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait." He then bragged about his celebrity status, saying, "And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything."

Bush is heard saying, "Whatever you want." Trump then replied, "Grab them by the p***y, you can do anything."

Trump later released a statement after the audio leaked. "This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago," he explained. "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 "Today" co-host, said in a statement, "Obviously I'm embarrassed and ashamed. It's no excuse, but this happened 11 years ago - I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along. I'm very sorry."

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Access Hollywood tells E! News, "As we reported in our story this evening, 'Access Hollywood' has interviewed Donald Trump literally hundreds of times over 20 years. With Mr. Trump's nomination as presidential candidate, 'Access Hollywood' reviewed its extensive library footage and discovered these comments."

Hillary Clinton, of course, didn't the miss the chance to use this to attack her rival. "This is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become president," the Democratic nominee wrote on her Twitter account.

Some celebrities have also reacted to Trump's vulgar comments on women. Patricia Arquette tweeted, "Trump brags that he likes to grab women by the p***y. #LordHelpUs #Evangelicals."

Jenny Slate added, "Hi @realDonaldTrump u actually CANT grab women 'by the p***y' &youre a predator in every sense of the word. Cant lie yr way outta this one."

Debra Messing commented, "TRUMP AUDIO 'You can do anything to women if you're famous...I just grab her p****' Presidential?"

Zendaya Coleman wrote, "I am disgusted...not surprised...but disgusted."

Emmy Rossum said, "Donald Trump thinks 'when you're a star' you 'can do anything' to women? Well you can't make me vote for you, you misogynistic entitled pig."

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