When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president 16 months ago, it was common knowledge that he would bring heavy baggage along with him. With Election Day less than a month away, Trump has been forced to deal with numerous scandals breaking on a daily basis.

Trump hot mic

One of the first big feuds Trump engaged in during the 2016 election cycle was with Fox News host Megyn Kelly. During her time as a Republican debate moderator last summer, Kelly pressed Trump on his controversial history with women.

In the months that would follow, and continue to this day, Trump has made remarks about the Kelly that many have referred to as "sexist" and "misogynist." Just last week, Trump further fueled the flames of his alleged sexism by reigniting his feud with 1996 Miss Universe Alicia Machado, where he body shamed the former beauty queen after gaining weight. As reported by NBC News on October 7, a leaked audio clip has caught Trump speaking about trying to have sexual relations with a married woman.

"I'm automatically attracted to beautiful women," Trump is heard saying on the audio tape, "I just start kissing them, it's like a magnet." The audio clip is from a private 2005 conversation with radio host Billy Bush.

"I don't even wait," Trump explains, noting that "when you're a star, they let you do it." The former host of "The Apprentice" apparently gave Bush advice, stating, "Grab 'em by the pu**y."

The tape was obtained by Access Hollywood, with the conversation taking place shortly after Trump's marriage to his current wife, Melania. Trump then turned his attention to discussing his attempt at sleeping with a married woman, noting, "I did try to f**k her, she was married." "I moved on her like a bitch," Trump continued, noting that he "could not get there," and noticed her appearance had eventually changed, pointing out her "phony t*ts."

Trump responds

Minutes after the story broke, the Trump campaign released a statement.

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Writing off the conversation as nothing more than "locker room banter," the billionaire real estate mogul attempted to deflect the conversation to former President Bill Clinton, claiming he "has said far worse."

Moving forward

Over 70 percent of women have a negative opinion of Trump, and the recently released audio clip is not expected to improve those numbers.

The next debate against Hillary Clinton is scheduled for this Sunday night, and the issue involved with the audio tape is a likely new topic.

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