New recordings of U.S. President Donald Trump – a man who has repeatedly objectified woman and said outlandish, controversial things – have been leaked.
Fifteen hours of recordings and transcripts spanning from 1993 – 2015 were obtained by Newsweek, which has promptly shared them with the world.
The recordings are off Trump engaging in banter with shock jock radio host Howard Stern.
As you might have guessed, the results are pretty horrible.
“Have you ever felt her up in public?” Stern asks in one interview referring to the First Lady of the U.S.
“Yeah,” Trump replies with a laugh. They also talked about how Trump met her at a party full of models and chose her because she was “the most beautiful.”
Continuing on the subject of Melania’s beauty, Trump said: “You know, she’s naturally in good shape. Absolutely. She’s a very beautiful woman. Considered one of the great beauties of the world. So I don’t know how I got her because, you know, beauty doesn’t matter to me.”
Perhaps we shouldn’t be so hard on Trump in the first instance. A playful, reciprocal grope of your significant other is pretty harmless, and we all do it. This isn’t so bad right? But wait there’s more.
In other interviews, Trump promised Stern that the Miss USA bikinis would get smaller after Trump bought the pageant and weighed in on some famous women. Here’s what he said:
Halle Berry: “I love her upper body.”
Kim Kardashian: “She’s got a huge trunk…it’s seriously big.”
Anna Nicole Smith: “She had the best body. She had the best face. She had the best hair I’ve ever seen.”
Angelina Jolie: “I don’t think she’s got good skin. I don’t think she’s got a great face. I think her lips are too big, to be honest with you. You know they look like too big. She’s a seven, but a seven is not a 10.”
Britney Spears: [Trump was at one of her concerts] “She was sweating and looked beautiful and she threw her hat, right? Now normally if a performer throws a hat and it’s sweaty and wet and everything, I’d have no interest in it. But I grabbed that sucker. She was so cute and wholesome and nice, I wasn’t even afraid of those germs. Today, if she threw it, I’d say ‘get that sucker out of here.”
Charlize Theron: “To be honest, I think Ivanka is much better-looking than her.”
In another conversation, Howard Stern and Trump discussed promiscuity, and Stern asked Trump is he requires STD tests from all the “greats” he has slept with, to which Trump replied, “I own 25pc of Goodyear Tire and Rubber.”
Trump and Stern also joked about giving Lady Diana an HIV test prior to sex. Classy.
Trump also confessed to washing his hands “as many times as possible” per day and admitting that this is a kind of psychological problem.
The sad part is none of this will probably matter.
It didn’t matter when Trump bragged about groping women’s p*****, or calling Mexicans rapists, or claiming he could shoot someone and not lose voters, or when he colluded with Russia or when he pulled out of the Paris Agreement.
After all that, his supporters – and to some extent the Republican Party – have stuck with him.
At one point, Trump admitted Ivanka might not think too much of him.
“I think my daughter looks down on me,” Trump said. She isn’t alone, buddy.