Donald Trump already has a problem appealing to female voters, and after his lewd and graphic 2005 conversation about women with Billy Bush was unearthed Friday, it might have just gotten worse. Social media users, including celebrities, on both sides voiced their distaste for the GOP nominee after a video of the Trump/Bush conversation were made public.
Trump can be heard describing a failed attempt to have sex with an unnamed married woman. “I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try and f–k her,” the real estate mogul said. During the 3-minute video, Trump can be heard continually using derogatory words towards women.
Cher spoke out against Trump tweeting, “LADIES WE R NOT DISPOSABLE BLOW UP DOLLS,4RICH MENS PLEASURE.I HAD SCARY EXPERIENCE W/RICH IMPORTANT FILM PROD.& I WAS CHER!” Similarly, Judd Apatow wrote, “Trump has left so much video showing what a liar he is. There has never been anything like it.”
And not only are members of Hollywood reacting negatively about the 70-year-old, but politicians and Trump supporters are also expressing their disbelief. “This is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become president,” Hillary Clinton tweeted.
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who was once favored to clinch the Republican nomination, wrote: “As the grandfather of two precious girls, I find that no apology can excuse away Donald Trump’s reprehensible comments degrading women.” Billy Bush is first cousins with Jeb and former president George W. Bush.
“Make no mistake the comments were wrong and offensive. They are indefensible,” Ohio governor and former Republican candidate John Kasich said. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) also tweeted, “America deserves far better than @realDonaldTrump.”
Shortly after the video’s release, Trump clarified his past comments in a statement saying: “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.”