CNN Host: "The Exact Story That Trump Said" Also "Happened To A Woman I Know"
Burnett: "I Have Known This Woman For Years, She Told Me That When She Heard This She Could Only Think Of One Thing, And That Is What Donald Trump Did To Her"
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From the October 7 edition of CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront:
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ERIN BURNETT (HOST): So Scottie, I want to play for you part of this tape, a brief part, and I'll explain to you specifically why in just a moment, but let me just play something he said in this tape about tic tacs and kissing a woman. Here is Donald Trump.
TRUMP (VIDEO CLIP): 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 a wait. And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything.
BURNETT: So Scotty, I know a woman who heard that line today, it stopped her in her tracks. I have known this woman for years, she told me that when she heard this she could only think of one thing, and that is what Donald Trump did to her, and I want to quote what she told me.
She said "The tic tacs, that's exactly what Trump did to me. Trump took tic tacs, suggested I take them also, he then leaned in," -- I'm reading this -- "catching me off guard, and kissed me almost on the lips. I was really freaked out. After, Trump asked me to come into his office alone. I figured I could handle myself. Anyway, once in his office, he kept telling me how special I am, and gave me a cell phone and asked me to call him. I ran the hell out of there."
That was in 2010, he was married at the time -- this is the exact story that Trump said, this isn't Trump just saying something to make it up. This happened to someone I know.
SCOTTIE NELL HUGHES: Well, and I apologize, but I honestly -- that's something -- I don't even know that story, it's not been reported to -- Mr. Trump has not said that -- has not confirmed his campaign -- I cannot address to that issue.
I don't think it is any surprise, back to the audio tapes from 11 years ago, that Mr. Trump has liked to beautiful women. Like I said, he lived in that world, that was his world, celebrity, we see that all the time in movies.
Doesn't excuse it, but if we're going hold him accountable for the words he said eleven years ago then we need to hold Hollywood celebrities accountable for their actions today, and not allow them to be on the screens, saying these same words.
BURNETT: So Scottie, I'm just saying -- I'm reporting that story right now. It's someone I know. It happened.