These New Donald Trump Leaked Comments About Women — Yes, More Of Them — Might Be The End Of His Candidacy
Brace yourself. Again. On Saturday, just one day after leaked audio of Donald Trump making lewd comments about women was published by the Washington Post, CNN unveiled a new host of comments between Trump and Howard Stern. CNN's KFile unit unearthed the Trump comments over a 17-year period, which he made during radio appearances with Stern. Taken together, the comments paint a staggeringly clear picture of the sexist views of the Republican nominee, who apologized on Saturday morning for his 2005 comments with Billy Bush and pledged to be a "better man tomorrow."
Not yet, Donald. Among CNN's revelations: Trump joked about women having an expiry date at 35, talked about how he'd snuck backstage at Miss Universe pageants to see women's nude bodies, and allows Stern to describe daughter Ivanka, whom Trump describes as "very voluptuous," as "a piece of ass."
Among the comments that CNN unearthed...
On Miss Universe
I'll tell you the funniest is that before a show, I'll go backstage and everyone's getting dressed, and everything else, and you know, no men are anywhere, and I'm allowed to go in because I'm the owner of the pageant and therefore I'm inspecting it ... You know, I'm inspecting because I want to make sure that everything is good. You know, the dresses. 'Is everyone okay?' You know, they're standing there with no clothes. 'Is everybody okay?' And you see these incredible looking women, and so, I sort of get away with things like that.
CNN wrote of the conversation:
"My daughter is beautiful, Ivanka," says Trump.
"By the way, your daughter," says Stern.
"She's beautiful," responds Trump.
"Can I say this? A piece of ass," Stern responds.
"Yeah," says Trump.
On Women Reaching The Age Of 35
Trump calls 30 "a perfect age."
"Until she's 35," a co-host interjects.
"What is it at 35? It's called check-out time," Trump responds.
"Will you have sex with a woman if she's having her period? Go ahead," Stern asks Trump in a 1997 interview.
"I thought he was looking at Kate when he said that," Trump responded, looking at his "Art of Comeback" co-author and fellow guest Kate Bohner. "She's done that."
"Donald, seriously, you would not, right, am I correct?," asked Stern.
"Well, I've been there. I have been there Howard, as we all have," Trump responded.
"You don't like it?," asked Stern.
"Well, sometimes you get there by mistake," Trump said.
On Having Sex With Black Women
According to CNN:
Stern also asked Trump, "Have you had a black women in bed?"
"Well, it depends on what your definition of black is," responded Trump.
"Interesting. I like this discussion. His bed is a rainbow," Stern said.
"The rainbow coalition, as Rev. Jesse would say," Trump said.
Later, when co-host Artie Lang asked Trump if he ever had a threesome -- describing multiple women together weighing 300 pounds -- Trump willingly responds in the affirmative, and actually suggests he has slept with three women collectively weighing 375 pounds. "I wouldn't say 300, I would say could be about 375," said Trump. "I figure 125 a piece as opposed to 100."
"Haven't we all," Trump added about men having threesomes, "are we babies?"
On The Age Of Consent
Stern asks Trump, "Do you think you could now be banging 24-year-olds?"
"Oh, absolutely," Trump says.
"Would you do it?," asks Stern.
"I'd have no problem," Trump said.
Stern then asked Trump if he has an age limit.
"No, I have no age — I mean, I have age limit. I don't want to be like Congressman Foley, with, you know, 12-year-olds."
On Having Sex With Miss Universe Contestants
Stern then posed a scenario wherein one of the beauty pageant contestants went up to Trump and asked to have sex with him.
"Now you're not the type that would say no," Stern said.
"I don't want to hurt their feelings," Trump replied.
Co-host Robin Quivers then asked Trump if sleeping with the contestants could be construed as a conflict of interest.
"It could be a conflict of interest," Trump said. "But, you know, it's the kind of thing you worry about later, you tend to think about the conflict a little bit later on."
Stern then put on a fake foreign accent, saying that "some of these foreign girls" say hello "with vagina."
"Well, what you could also say is that, as the owner of the pageant, it's your obligation to do that," Trump said.
There are more, which you can read on CNN here. I'd argue that none of these comments, taken alone, have the shock value of Trump's 2005 conversation with Billy Bush — but, taken together, they paint a thorough and revealing profile of a man whose thoughts and opinions on women did not alter in 17 years, and do not seem to be any different now.
These comments cap the worst day of Trump's candidacy so far, which started with an apology — a rarity for the GOP presidential candidate — and ended with more than a dozen Republicans, including former nominees John McCain and Mitt Romney, calling on Trump to drop out of the race. Even Paul Ryan, who seemingly grudgingly endorsed Trump earlier this year after months of back-and-forth, did not appear alongside Trump as planned over the weekend to support the Republican nominee.
Crowds gathered outside Trump Tower Saturday afternoon, where Trump and advisers, including Chris Christie, had met.
Meanwhile, in a nail-biting preview of what's to come, a producer on The Apprentice also tweeted that these comments were just the tip of the iceberg.
Like I said. Brace yourself.