President Donald Trump, who has been accused by at least 16 women of sexual assault or harassment, has used the vulgar term before.
As Donald Trump gleefully skewers men like Matt Lauer and Sen. Al Franken on Twitter over allegations of sexual harassment, the president himself is facing accusations of being a “creeper.”
On Wednesday night, the Daily Beast reported that Trump once bragged there’s “nothing in the world like first-rate pussy” while leering at a young woman at his golf club at Mar-a-Lago. Michael Corcoran, a reporter for the now-defunct Maximum Golf magazine, said he heard the remark while he shadowed Trump in 2000 for a feature story.
According to Corcoran and his then-editor, Joe Bargmann, the quote was altered in the article by the magazine’s editor-in-chief, who swapped the word “pussy” for the rather more innocuous “talent.”
“I was asked to change the last word of the story from ‘pussy.’ When I refused, my top editor changed the quote,” Bargmann said.
As the Daily Beast noted, the word “pussy” is not uncommon in Trump’s parlance. Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson said Trump once told him he gets “more pussy than you do” after Carlson made a jibe on air about his hair.
In the now-infamous “Access Hollywood” tape, Trump is heard boasting about being able to grab women “by the pussy.”
Using smutty language, however, isn’t the worst of the allegations leveled against the president. Trump has been accused by at least 16 women of sexual harassment and assault. Among them, Jill Harth said Trump sexually assaulted her in his daughter Ivanka’s bedroom in 1993; Jessica Leeds said Trump “grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt” on an airplane in the 1970s; and Rachel Crooks, then a 22-year-old receptionist in Trump Tower, said Trump kissed her “directly on the mouth” at their first meeting in 2005.