Fri, Oct 28, 2016 | updated 09:55 AM IST

Footage released of Trump bragging about 'groping women'

Updated: Oct 08, 2016 08:39 IST

Washington D.C.,[US] Oct. 8 (ANI): A shocking previously unaired footage from 2005 has surfaced in which presidential candidate Donald Trump can be seen unabashedly bragging about trying to sleep with a married woman and being able to grope women as well.

According to CNN, Trump is heard talking about women in vulgar terms during an off-camera banter during the taping of a segment for "Access Hollywood," footage which was obtained by The Washington Post.

During the vulgar conversation captured by a microphone which Trump was wearing on his lapel, Trump can be heard talking about how he tried to "f***" an unidentified married woman before bragging that he is "automatically attracted to beautiful (women)" and just starts "kissing them."

The conversation came just months after Trump married his third and current wife, Melania.

He also said: "When you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything ... Grab them by the p****. You can do anything."

This development comes as a major blow to Trump's attempts to overcome his deficit with female voters with just a month until Election Day.

Meanwhile, Trump's campaign advisers were huddling together in Trump Tower on Friday night trying to figure out how to react one of the options during disaster management was whether Trump should make a public appearance on Friday night.

In a surprising move, for the first time in his nearly 16-month campaign, Trump apologised after the footage went viral and garnered massive outrage.

"This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course - not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended," Trump said in a statement released Friday.

Clinton's campaign tweeted a link to the story and said simply, "This is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become president." (ANI)