Donald Trump says ‘grab her ass’ happened ‘for millions of years’ | US News
Former President Donald Trump once again defended his infamous “grab her by the pussy” statement, saying that the rich and famous have been able to do women “for a million years.”
Trump was questioned Wednesday night at a CNN New Hampshire town hall for his comment, which made headlines again during his just-concluded civil rape trial.
Host and CNN This Morning host Kaitlan Collins asked Trump if he stood by his 2005 remark, which he defended last week in a video allegation in October shown at the rape trial.
“I said if you’re famous, rich, or whatever I said, but I said if you’re a star…women let you.” I didn’t say you snag it… Now they said want to you take it back?’ said Trump of St. Anselm College in Manchester.
“It’s been like this for a million years.
“I want to be honest, I can take it back if you want, and I’ll say if you’re famous, if you’re a star.” I’m not saying it myself. People who are rich. They tend to be successful in many ways.”
Trump said he wouldn’t retract his comment “because it’s been true for about a million years.”
“I don’t want to lie,” he said.
Trump at City Hall, which came a day after a jury found Trump guilty of sexual assault and defamation of columnist E. Jean Carroll.
Collins asked Trump what he would say to voters who say the ruling disqualifies him from the presidency.
“Well, not too many of them because my poll numbers just went up,” Trump said.
Trump again denied knowing Carroll, who accused him of raping her in a department store dressing room in the 1990s.
“This woman, I don’t know her.” I never met her. “I have no idea who she is and I swear by my kids I never do,” Trump said.
Trump then poked fun at Carroll, who was awarded around $5 million by the jury. He called her “crazy” and accused her of making up a story about how she “played handkerchief” in a dressing room. Trump also criticized Carroll’s husband and pet.
“I had a picture taken with her and her husband, who’s a nice guy, John Johnson, years ago.” He was a news anchor, very nice. She called him a monkey, coincidentally he’s African American. “I called him a monkey,” Trump said.
“The judge didn’t allow us to enter that. Her dog or cat was called Vagina, the judge didn’t allow it to be entered.”
Some viewers laughed, showing their unwavering support for the 45th President.
Asked if he thinks the jury’s decision will stop women from voting for him in the 2024 election, Trump replied, “No, I don’t think so.”
The event, which included numerous questions from the audience, lasted approximately 75 minutes.
As town hall ended, Trump said “I love you” to the New Hampshire audience and stayed on stage after Collins left.
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