You have to genuinely marvel at just how stupid Donald Trump is to even make that kind of claim in the first place.
Late last week, a number of US outlets - citing sources from inside the White House - reported that Donald Trump had claimed on two separate occasions that the Access Hollywood tapes weren't real. For those who've forgotten or blocked out the memory, it's the one where a mic'd up Trump literally bragged about sexually assaulting women and getting away with it because he was famous.
Well, fast forward to what feels like fifteen years later and Trump is now the US President and everything's on fire. Just to make things even more ridiculous, Access Hollywood - the celebrity gossip magazine show on which Trump was appearing when the tapes were made - have come out and confirmed the authenticity of the tapes yet again, because actual video and audio evidence isn't enough to convince Trump or his supporters.
In a statement read out on the show, Access Hollywood host Angela Morales said that the show "wanted to clear something up that has been reported across the media landscape. Let us make this perfectly clear: The tape is very real. Remember his excuse at the time was ‘locker-room talk.’ He said every one of those words."
Not only that, but Trump actually admitted - in public and on TV - that he said it and apologised for it. Here's the tape where he admitted it.
But, y'know, privately, he thinks it's bullshit. Imagine, if you can, a world where a celebrity TV show has more credibility and integrity than the sitting US President.
What the f*** is happening right now.
Via Access Hollywood