Donald Trump, his campaign reeling from new allegations he groped women and from the release of an audio clip featuring him bragging about sexual assault, once joked about dating a 10-year-old girl when she’s older, according to footage obtained Wednesday by CBS News.
Trump made the remarks about the child during a 1992 appearance on an “Entertainment Tonight” Christmas special. In the clip, Trump asks an adolescent girl if she was going up an elevator, then tells the camera: “I am going to be dating her in 10 years. Can you believe it?”
He would have been 46 at the time.
“You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful ― I just start kissing them,” Trump said to “Access Hollywood’s” Billy Bush. “It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.”
“And when you’re a star, they let you do it,” Trump continued. “You can do anything.”
Despite Trump’s denial, The New York Times on Wednesday published an account from two women who say the business magnate touched them inappropriately. One woman said he kissed her outside an elevator at Trump Tower “directly on the mouth” in 2005. Another said he grabbed her breasts during a flight to New York more than 30 years ago.
“He was like an octopus,” the woman, Jessica Leeds, told the newspaper.
A third woman, Mindy McGillivray, accused Trump of groping her at his Mar-a-Lago resort in 2003, according to an article published by the The Palm Beach Post shortly after the Times article appeared.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.