Donald Trump is now claiming that it wasn't him on the Access Hollywood tapes

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On the campaign trail for the United States Presidency, Donald Trump was found to have bragged about sexual harassment towards women on a recording.

It was a pretty large story.

The audio was released during the 2016 Presidential Election campaign by The Washington Post and was originally recorded for an Access Hollywood interview in 2005.

Despite apologising and admitting that it was his voice in the clip and that he had said the misogynistic comments, Trump managed to survive the wave of criticism that followed and became President.

He even released a video of him apologising for his actions.

Fast forward to just over 12 months later and Trump is now claiming that the voice on the recording might not be him after all.

Yes, really.

This came to light only recently after New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman included it in her piece on Trump standing by Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore, who has also been accused of sexual misconduct.

She writes:

But something deeper has been consuming Mr. Trump.

He sees the calls for Mr. Moore to step aside as a version of the response to the now-famous “Access Hollywood” tape, in which he boasted about grabbing women’s genitalia, and the flood of groping accusations against him that followed soon after.

He suggested to a senator earlier this year that it was not authentic, and repeated that claim to an adviser more recently.

CNN producer Vaughn Sterling picked up on this amazing revelation and asked Maggie for confirmation.

To which Maggie obliged.

Donald Trump? Saying things that aren't true?

We are shocked.

HT New York Times

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