[ Editor’s note: It should come as no surprise that ‘far worse’ recordings of Trump exist, the man is such a disgusting toad that it is a safe bet that should more utterances of his come to light, even the most moronic of Trump supporters would be forced to admit they have backed a man who is not fit to hold any kind of public office, let alone the Presidency of the USA… Ian ]
The recording of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump bragging about aggressively groping women is just the beginning, a producer for Trump’s long-running reality TV show “The Apprentice” said on Saturday.
“As a producer on seasons 1&2 of #theapprentice I assure you: when it comes to #trump tapes there are far worse,” Bill Pruitt tweeted in the wake of the release of Trump’s 2005 vulgar and sexually charged comments caught on tape.
In recent weeks, more than 20 “Apprentice” crew members, editors and contestants recalled Trump making lewd or sexually suggestive remarks about women on the hit show that made him a media star.
But NBC, the network that broadcast “The Apprentice,” told the Associated Press it could not legally release any footage of Trump. It referred calls to another producer, Mark Burnett, who has declined to speak to the media.
Last week, AP reported that during his years hosting “The Apprentice,” Trump repeatedly demeaned women with sexually tinged comments, rated female contestants by their breast size and commented about which ones he would like to have sex with. He made one such comment less than a year after marrying his third wife, Melania, in January 2005.
Because of the silence from Burnett and his representatives, it could not be determined which, if any, of the incidents described by former contestants and crew in the AP story had been recorded and which occurred when cameras were not operating.
It also could not be ascertained if any comments that were recorded still exist in an archive.
On Friday, the Washington Post published a leaked 2005 recording of Trump boasting to “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush that he could grope women as he pleased.
“When you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything,” Trump says in the previously unaired comments. He adds seconds later: “Grab them by the p—-. You can do anything.”
Republican reaction to the videotape came fast and furious, with some calling on the bombastic billionaire to step aside or allow running mate Mike Pence to take the top of the ticket, and others simply withdrawing their endorsement.
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