U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton slams rival Donald Trump for characterizing his lewd comments about women as locker room banter.
DONALD Trump once fired a Celebrity Appentice contestant for ‘locker room talk’ that was disparaging of Australia’s own celebrity chef Curtis Stone.
In 2010 he rebuked professional wrestler Maria Kanellis for using the word “crap.”
Trump is under fire for a 2005 tape in which he was caught by a hot mic suggesting he can get away with sexually assaulting women because he is a star.
In his defence he suggested that he never engaged in the behaviour he talked about on the tape and argued that it was just “locker room talk.”
Kanellis clashed with Stone during the season and Trump sided with the celebrity chef.
“The reason why I said you were so arrogant was because you came in our dressing room and you took a crap and left the stench in the room,” she said to Stone.
Donald Trump in 2010: “This is my boardroom. It’s not a locker room. Maria, you’re fired.” ¯_(ツ)_/¯ pic.twitter.com/UlsP9Xjg7F
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) October 10, 2016
Trump wasn’t having it, calling the talk “disgusting.”
“That’s a little below the belt, Maria, don’t you think?” he said. “This is my boardroom. It’s not a locker room. You’re fired,” he added.
“I apologise to the American people. Certainly I’m not proud of it. But this is locker room talk,” he said in Sunday’s presidential debate.
Trump’s comments have resulted in about 40 Republicans either revoking their endorsement or calling for the billionaire to drop out of the race.