Trump’s bus hot mic could damage his credibility with Frat Boy and locker room voters
I realise I’m probably the first person to comment on this, but a never-seen-before video was last night released by the Washington Post, and it hasn’t got much play in the mainstream media, nor has it even been mentioned on social media. Since you probably haven’t heard about it, Donald Trump was hot mic’d a decade ago on a bus trip with Billy Bush to the set of Days Of Their Lives (!).
I’m wondering whether this might be the first real ‘bump’ for Trump’s campaign. Obviously, the media and pundits are ignoring it, because it was a private conversation, and it reflects on his personality in private, rather than his policies. Up until now, the liberal media have barely written about, or shrugged off, some of the events or comments Trump’s life from 10 or 20 years ago. They’ve focussed completely on his policy statements about the economy, jobs, national security and health care – which, in the main, they’ve agreed with.
But these latest comments, and the fact he was actually riding on a bus with Billy Bush, could hurt him with key demographics: frat boys, jocks and rappers. It was ATROCIOUS banter. I need a tic tac because I can’t help kissing them? I DIDN’T fuck her because she was married? Why was he going to a Days of our Live set? Why would you take her FURNITURE shopping to hit on her? Criticising big phony tits? Who says ‘Grab ’em by the p****’?
I feel like YouTube rappers, frat boys, rugby players and other jocks are going to hate this. The language is awful. They treat women much worse than this already – they’re looking for a President that leads by example.
Full Transcript below – but first, a quick look at what The Donald struck out on:
Donald Trump: You know and I moved on her actually. You know she was down on Palm Beach.
Unknown: She used to be great. She’s still very beautiful.
Trump: I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try and f*** her. She was married.
Unknown: That’s huge news.
Trump. No, no, Nancy. This was— 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. I took her out furniture. I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there, and she was married.
Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big, phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.
[The men spot Arianne Zucker waiting for them outside the bus]
Bush: Sheesh, your girl’s hot as shit. In the purple.
Trump: Whoa! Yes! Whoa!
Unknown: Yes! The Donald has scored. Whoa, my man!
Trump: Look at you. You are a pussy.
[crosstalk as the bus doors open and close – Trump is still on the bus]
Trump: Maybe it’s a different one.
Bush: It better not be the publicist. No, it’s her. It’s —
Trump: Yeah, that’s her. With the gold. I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. 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.
Bush: Whatever you want.
Trump: Grab them by the p****. You can do anything.
Bush: Yeah those legs, all I can see is the legs.
Trump: Oh, it looks good.
Bush: Come on, shorty.
Trump: Oh, nice legs, huh?
Bush: Oof, get out of the way, honey. Oh, that’s goo legs. Go ahead.
Trump: It’s always good if you don’t fall out of the bus. Like Ford, Gerald Ford, remember?
[Trump knocks on the bus door to get out]
Bush: Down below. Pull the handle.
Trump: Hello. How are you? Hi.
Arianne Zucker: Hi Mr Trump. How are you?
Trump: Nice seeing you. Terrific, terrific. You know Billy Bush?
Bush: Hello, nice to see you. How you doing, Arianne?
Zucker: I’m doing very well, thank you. Are you ready to be a soap star?
Trump: We’re ready, let’s go. Make me a soap star.
Bush: How about a little hug for the Donald? He just got off the bus.
Zucker: Would you like a little hug, darling?
Trump: Absolutely. Melania said this was okay.
Bush: How about a little hug for the Bushy? I just got off the bus. Here we go. Excellent. Well you’ve got a nice co-star here.
Trump: Good. After you. Come on, Billy, don’t be shy.
[The three of them start walking towards the set]
Bush: Soon as a beautiful woman shows up he just, he takes off. This always happens.
Let the little guy in here, come on.
Zucker: Yeah let the little guy in. How you feel now? Better? I should actually be in the middle.
Bush: it’s hard to walk next to a guy like this. Yeah, you get in the middle. There we go.
Zucker: This is much better. This is—
Trump: That’s better.
Bush: Now, if you had to choose honestly between one of us. Me or the Donald?
Trump: I don’t know, that’s rough competition. That’s some pressure right there.
Bush: Seriously, you had to take one of us as a date.
Zucker: I have to take the Fifth on that one. Yep. I’ll take both.