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October unsurprise: Trump recorded having extremely lewd conversation about women in 2005

“Donald Trump bragged in vulgar terms about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women during a 2005 conversation caught on a hot microphone, saying that ‘when you’re a star, they let you do it,’ according to a video obtained by The Washington Post.” David A. Fahrenthold reports.