Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler says she's never heard about Trump's infamous 'grab 'em by the p***y' tape
Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler has claimed that she is not aware of President Donald Trump's "grab 'em by the p***y" Access Hollywood tape and defended her support for the Republican. The senator, after she claimed in a recent debate that Trump had never done anything which she disagreed with, was asked on Wednesday, October 28, whether she was aware of the infamous 2005 clip, where the president talked about sexually assaulting women. Loeffler, however, appeared confused and dodged the question.
Trump, in 2005, was caught bragging to Billy Bush on an open mic, saying that he can treat women however he wants to because of his fame. He had made the statement the same year he married Melania Trump. "I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her," Trump was heard telling Bush. "You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab 'em by the p***y. You can do anything." The tape was released just days before the 2016 Election Day.
"Look, I agree with the approach President Trump has taken since day one to put America first," Loeffler told 11Alive when asked about Trump's attitude toward women. "What I am focused on is working for Georgians in Washington and being their voice. And being a conservative champion for Georgians." When probed further on whether she had any issues with his statement in the infamous tape, she said: "I'm sorry. I'm not familiar with that."
The senator was then reminded of the comments from the Access Hollywood recording. However, she continued to claim that she had not heard of the much-publicized tape, saying: "Yeah, no." Shortly after the content of the tape was released, host Billy Bush was fired from Today. The documentary has been brought up several times this year amidst Trump's re-election bid. Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former White House aide and friend of Melania Trump, in her latest book 'Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship', revealed that the first lady had laughed after hearing his comments in the tape after they were exposed in October 2016.
Wolkoff, while talking to ABC's 'Good Morning America' on August 31, said: "The day that the 'Access Hollywood' tape came out she reached out to have lunch. Now, if any other human being or any other one of my friends... I would have expected to see them in tears, right? She was smiling. It was as if nothing happened."
"I said to her, how many times have you heard the word p***y and president in the same sentence and we burst out laughing. Then I said are you upset and doesn't it get you angry and Melania is a pragmatist. Melania said, 'if you can't control people's emotions, then why even worry about it'. And that's how she lived her life and that is what she stood by every day," she added.
Loeffler had doubled down on her support of Trump after she expressed her position on the president last week. When asked if she could name something Trump had said or done which she disagreed with, the senator had responded saying "No" and touted a "100% voting record with President Trump." Leoffler was appointed to the Senate on the hope that she would help retain moderate suburban women, who were uneasy about the GOP's right turn under Trump's administration.