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Donald Trump Caught Making Vulgar Claims on Hot Mic, and the Internet Debates Misogyny

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Donald Trump made graphic claims about his behavior with an unnamed woman in a video featuring Trump and TV host Billy Bush that was leaked today. 

Speaking about a soap opera actress, Trump describes in crass language how he tried to hit on the woman previously but was not successful. You can hear the audio here.  He was wearing a hot mic and did not know he was being recorded.

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The presidential candidate released a statement soon after: "This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course — not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended.”

News of video tore across Twitter, and the negative reactions, specifically about the violent nature of some of his words, came just as swiftly.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said he was "sickened" by Trump's comments, and said Trump would no longer join him for a campaign event in his home state of Wisconsin on Saturday.

"No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said.

Many people took to Twitter to share their outrage at Trump's comments.