Access Hollywood: Nancy O'Dell was subject of Trump's graphic comments
Access Hollywood on Friday identified former anchor Nancy O’Dell as one of the women Donald Trump and Billy Bush discussed in newly surfaced video and audio recordings from 2005.
The recordings, published earlier Friday by The Washington Post, revealed a graphic conversation between Trump and Bush, who were alone together on a bus headed to a taping of Days of Our Lives, on which Trump had a cameo. Both men made lewd comments about women, and Trump detailed his efforts to “move on” an unnamed woman — identified by Access Hollywood as O’Dell.
“I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try and f— her. She was married,” says Trump, who had been married to his wife Melania for less than a year at the time of the recording. “I moved on her very heavily. In fact, I took her out furniture shopping. … I moved on her like a b—-. I couldn’t get there. I couldn’t get there, and she was married. And all of a sudden, I see her, she’s now got the big, phony t–s. She’s totally changed her look.”
Reps for O’Dell and Entertainment Tonight, where O’Dell has worked since 2011, declined to comment.
Access Hollywood provided additional detail about the video, asserting that Bush and Trump were alone in the bus during the conversation, but also edited out many of Bush’s comments which were audible in the Washington Post version, including his comments about soap star Arianna Zucker: “Your girl’s hot as s—, in the purple,” Bush says to Trump about Zucker. “Yes! The Donald has scored. Whoa, my man. Anyway, you gotta look at her when you get outta here.”
A few moments later, Trump says, “I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”
Bush laughs, and adds, “Whatever you want.” Trump continues, “Grab ’em by the p—sy. You can do anything.”
Bush goes on to comment on Zucker’s legs, at one point referring to her as “shorty,” and later encourages her to give Trump a hug and asks which of them she’d prefer to date.
Bush apologized for his comments earlier Friday: “Obviously I’m embarrassed and ashamed. It’s no excuse, but this happened 11 years ago — I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along. I’m very sorry.”
Trump put out a statement on the video: “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.”
See Access Hollywood‘s full segment here.