OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City Thunder player and a coach opened up about “locker room talk” in light of the most recent Donald Trump controversy.
Donald Trump was recorded on a hot mic talking about trying to have sex with a married woman, saying “when you’re a star, they let you do it,” according to a 2005 video obtained by The Washington Post.
Trump was riding in an “Access Hollywood” bus with host Billy Bush, heading to the set of “Days of Our Lives” to talk about Trump’s cameo on the show.
“I moved on her actually, she was down in Palm Beach and I failed, I’ll admit it,” Trump says in the beginning of the video. “I did try to f*** her, she was married … and I moved on her very heavily.”
The recording was made several months after Trump’s wedding with Melania, according to the paper.
“I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture and I told her ‘I’ll show you where you can get some nice furniture,’” Trump is heard saying. “I moved on her like a b****, and I could not get there, and she was married. And all the sudden I see her and she’s got the big phony tits, she’s totally changed her look.”
Trump, who has been heavily criticized for comments about women, tells Bush, “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,” Trump says. “You can do anything.”
“Whatever you want,” says someone else, possibly Bush.
“Grab them by the p****,” Trump says. “You can do anything.”
In a statement, Trump addressed the recording, saying:
This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course — not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended.
In the second presidential debate Sunday night, he was forced to address the controversy that led more than two-dozen high-profile Republicans to withdraw their support.
Trump seemingly dismissed the significance of the vulgar language he was caught on tape using toward women, apologizing for his conduct but repeatedly saying his remarks were just “locker room talk” that did not reflect his real character.
“This was locker room talk,” Trump said. “I’m not proud of it. I apologize to my family; I apologize to the American people. Certainly I’m not proud of it, but this is locker room talk.”
When co-moderator Anderson Cooper pressed Trump to say whether he’s ever actually — as he claimed in the 2005 “Access Hollywood” video — gone up to a woman to “grab her by the pussy,” Trump said, “No, I have not.”
Clinton pounced, calling Trump’s remarks in the video revealing.
“What we all saw and heard on Friday was Donald talking about women — what he thinks about women, what he does to women.”
Oklahoma City Thunder player, coach weigh in on controversy
At a media briefing on Monday, Oklahoma City Thunder player Victor Oladipo and coach Billy Donovan opened up about Trump’s “locker room talk” comments.
“The locker room is a sacred place; it’s really private,” Oladipo said Monday. “But for the most part, the locker rooms I’ve been in, I’ve never heard anything like that. ”
Coach Donovan agreed, saying “I’ve not heard anything like that from our guys.”