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Some of Hollywood's most recognizable names are taking to Twitter to share their thoughts in the wake of an extremely graphic conversation between Donald Trump, Billy Bush and several others leaking online.
The Washington Post obtained the footage, which shows the then-Access Hollywood, now-Today show co-host chatting with the Republican presidential nominee on the set of Days of Our Lives and using extremely vulgar language while discussing women.
The two were talking on hot microphones before they taped a segment about Trump's appearance on the famous soap opera.
Trump is overheard telling Bush and several others about a failed attempt to seduce an unnamed woman, saying, "I moved on her and I failed. I'll admit it. I did try and f--k her. She was married."
He continued, "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 businessman turned politician then told the group, "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. You can do anything."
A voice that sounds like Bush's then says, "Whatever you want." Trump replies, "Grab them by the p---y, you can do anything."
"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," Trump said in his issued apology, but took to Twitter later to also release a video apology.
Here is my statement. pic.twitter.com/WAZiGoQqMQ— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2016
At present time, Bush has yet to release a statement on his Facebook page. While it was reported earlier that he had deleted his Twitter page in the wake of today's leak, he appears to have deleted the account over the summer amid the Ryan Lochte Olympics scandal. In May of this year, Bush was made the co-anchor of Today's female-friendly 9 a.m. hour.
Hillary Clinton has already responded to the leak, tweeting, "This is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become president." Clinton and Trump are expected to be face-to-face again, this Sunday, at the second presidential debate.
Meanwhile, see below for stars like Cher to Billy Eichner weighing in on the latest Trump news.
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LADIES?WE R NOT DISPOSABLE BLOW UP DOLLS,4RICH MENS PLEASURE.I HAD SCARY EXPERIENCE W/RICH IMPORTANT FILM PROD.& I WAS CHER??— Cher (@cher) October 7, 2016
I WANTED JOB?
All jokes aside, what Trump is describing is sexual assault and he is a vile, abusive monster. But we knew that already.— billy eichner (@billyeichner) October 7, 2016
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.— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) October 7, 2016
TRUMP AUDIO "You can do anything to women if you're famous...I just grab her p****" Presidential?— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) October 7, 2016
I'd love to play this Trump audio clip on my show, but on CBS you can't even say "grab." #TrumpBush2016— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) October 7, 2016
Trump has left so much video showing what a liar he is. There has never been anything like it. https://t.co/AS1GnmWST9— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) October 7, 2016
Hi @realDonaldTrump u actually CANT grab women "by the pussy" &youre a predator in every sense of the word. Cant lie yr way outta this one.— jenny slate (@jennyslate) October 7, 2016
Everyone is offended you jerk. >>> Hey, Trump, "I apologize if anyone was offended" is not an actual apology https://t.co/EqlSSIEnxl— Star Jones (@StarJonesEsq) October 7, 2016
Speechless. America you deserve better than this piece of ?. https://t.co/DkgGpziupe— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) October 7, 2016
Appalling. What else do you need to hear? ?? https://t.co/1JJL07f3fA— Michelle Kwan (@MichelleWKwan) October 7, 2016
So basically he's an orange Cosby. https://t.co/8fHUCeFdv0— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) October 7, 2016
I am disgusted...not surprised...but disgusted. https://t.co/bqW560zh0Q— Zendaya (@Zendaya) October 7, 2016
I never heard him "apologize" for talking to me & others about his family member's spouse, and especially her breasts. THIS IS WHO HE IS. https://t.co/W9RH1otj0t— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) October 7, 2016
...so when you hear Trump say "grab her...", for him, it's totally about impressing Billy Bush. And, of course, violent sexist pig misogyny— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) October 7, 2016
At this point, I wouldn't be surprised by a vid of Trump forcing himself on a white rhino in front of nuns while lighting his farts on fire— Josh Gad (@joshgad) October 7, 2016
I'm just gonna start saying "I'm not a polished politician" when I've done something bad. Seems to be an acceptable answer for many people.— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) October 7, 2016
I'm voting Trump because I know he'd never say anything to embarrass me as a loyal fan.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) October 7, 2016
Well, there goes my Billy Bush vote.— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) October 7, 2016
If there was a popular male equivalent experience, being #grabbedbythepussy would be cause for capital punishment.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) October 8, 2016