U.S. Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine says Donald Trump's lewd remarks about women make ''me sick to my stomach.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine on Friday (October 7) expressed disgust over Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's lewd remarks that the Washington Post published from a 2005 taped conversation in which he recounted in vulgar terms how he tried to have sex with an unnamed married woman. "It's just I mean, it's it makes me sick to my stomach. I don't like to even say the words that he's used in the past when he calls women pigs, dogs and slobs," Kaine told reporters in Las Vegas. At a campaign stop in Phoenix, Arizona, Kaine also took aim at Republicans still supporting Trump saying, "They need to be asked by the press and others and by constituents right now, "Do you still think he's qualified to be president of the United States? Do you still think he is?" In the recorded conversation in 2005, Trump was wearing a microphone and chatting with Billy Bush, the host of NBC's "Access Hollywood," ahead of a segment they were about to tape. Trump has previously come under fire for sexist and demeaning language he has used to describe women, including from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The new audio provides Clinton with powerful ammunition just ahead of the second presidential debate, on Sunday night. Trump, who has brought up former President Bill Clinton's infidelities as a criticism of Hillary Clinton, calling her a "total enabler," shrugged off the audio. "This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago," Trump said in a statement. "Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course - not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended," Trump said. A spokeswoman for "Access Hollywood" declined immediate comment. Hillary Clinton called the tape "horrific" on Twitter and said: "We cannot allow this man to become president."