Trump blames ‘the microphones’ for catching his 2005 talk about sexual assault

By Nolan D. McCaskill

 “The microphones, I mean to be honest should, you know, should never have been on,” Donald Trump says. | Getty

“The microphones, I mean to be honest should, you know, should never have been on,” Donald Trump says. | Getty

Donald Trump amplified his contentious history with microphones Thursday, blaming the technology for recording what he thought he was saying in private.

In an interview set to air Thursday, Trump faulted a hot mic for capturing him speaking cavalierly about forcibly kissing and groping women with impunity because he’s “a star.”

The leaked 2005 “Access Hollywood” video has badly damaged Trump’s campaign and set off a series of sexual assault allegations from a dozen or so women since he denied during the second presidential debate ever actually assaulting women, despite his aggressive rhetoric.

“The microphones, I mean to be honest should, you know, should never have been on,” he said, according to an excerpt of an interview scheduled to broadcast Thursday evening with the global Catholic network EWTN and published by The Washington Post.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.