In the avalanche of stories about Donald Trump’s piggish behavior, one story deserves more attention: Trump’s boasting about deliberately walking into a room of naked beauty contestants, apparently without any warning.
CNN published several recordings yesterday of Trump on Howard Stern’s show, talking crudely about women in various different ways. The title of CNN’s article was Donald Trump to Howard Stern: It’s okay to call my daughter a ‘piece of ass’ — and that is certainly a relevant and newsworthy topic which was ably covered by Brandon Morse here. But because there was so much information in the CNN story, relatively few people have focused on Trump’s boasting about how he “gets away with” deliberately bursting in on naked women:
Co-host Robin Quivers then asked Trump if sleeping with the contestants could be construed as a conflict of interest.
“It could be a conflict of interest,” Trump said. “But, you know, it’s the kind of thing you worry about later, you tend to think about the conflict a little bit later on.”
Stern then put on a fake foreign accent, saying that “some of these foreign girls” say hello “with vagina.”
“Well, what you could also say is that, as the owner of the pageant, it’s your obligation to do that,” Trump said, before discussing how he got away with going backstage when the contestants were naked.
“Well, I’ll tell you the funniest is that before a show, I’ll go backstage and everyone’s getting dressed, and everything else, and you know, no men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it,” Trump said. “You know, I’m inspecting because I want to make sure that everything is good.”
“You know, the dresses. ‘Is everyone okay?’ You know, they’re standing there with no clothes.
‘Is everybody okay?’ And you see these incredible looking women, and so, I sort of get away with things like that. But no, I’ve been very good,” he added.
Listen at 2:24 in this recording:
Like the “grab them by the p***y” comment, this is indicative of Trump doing more than talking like a young and crude guy. It’s evidence that he actually engaged in behavior that most women would consider creepy and perhaps even threatening.
It would not surprise me to see this specifically brought up by Hillary Clinton in tonight’s debate.