In a 2005 conversation with Billy Bush, of Access Hollywood, Trump bragged on camera saying “When you’re a star, they let you do it" adding he needed Tic Tacs "just in case I start kissing" a woman he's about to meet.
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, you can do anything.
Grab them by the p***y, you can do anything
He also allegedly rated female Apprentice contestants on their looks and asked for their bra size, even writing in his 2004 book How to Get Rich
It’s certainly not groundbreaking news that the early victories by the women on ‘The Apprentice’ were, to a very large extent, dependent on their sex appeal.
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According to the Department of Justice, on average there are more than 300,000 instances of rape or other sexual assault that afflict our neighbors and loved ones every year. Behind these painful statistics are real people whose lives are profoundly affected, at times shattered, and who are invariably in need of our help, commitment, and protection.
There is tremendous work to be done. Together, we can and must protect our loved ones, families, campuses, and communities from the devastating and pervasive effects of sexual assault. In the face of sexual violence, we must commit to providing meaningful support and services for victims and survivors in the United States and around the world.
The terrible irony hasn't been lost on Twitter users.