Donald Trump Admits to "Feeling Up" Melania in Public in Newly Leaked Tapes, and We Feel Sick

"I'm very well behaved, actually."

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If you didn't think it (President Donald Trump) could get any worse, think again, my friends.

Almost a year after tapes emerged of President Donald Trump bragging about using his fame to grope women without their consent (opens in new tab), a newly released interview has revealed the politician admitted to feeling up his wife in public and boasting about having sex with "some of the greats" in history.

Leaked recordings of Trump and radio host Howard Stern's conversation between 1993 and 2015 have now emerged and include several conversations in which the pair discuss women's appearances and sexual encounters, reports the Independent.

In one interview, which was anonymously leaked to the website Factbase this month, Stern asks Trump whether he has ever felt up his wife Melania Trump in public.

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"Yeah," Mr Trump replies. "I'm very well behaved, actually, and almost always I'm very down the middle."

At one point, Trump reveals he met his wife at a party full of supermodels and thought "that's the one that's the most beautiful."

Later he discusses her physique with the interviewer to say: "Oh, she's in shape. You know—but she's naturally in shape. It's not a big work at all or anything, which is nicer, to be honest. You know, she's naturally in good shape. Absolutely. She's a very beautiful woman. Considered one of the great beauties of the world. So I don't know how I got her because, you know, beauty doesn't matter to me."

Sure, Trump. Sure.

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In another interview, the host asks Trump to confirm when he "banged some of the greatest beauties on the planet."

"True. Some of the greats in history," Trump responds.

Responding to questions regarding whether he's had to take STI tests as a result of his sexual escapades, the President alludes to the use of condoms in his response to say: "I own 25 percent of Goodyear Tire and Rubber."

Discussing his former wife Ivana, the former reality star admits he thinks women's accents lose their appeal as the years go on.

Talking about his first wife's accent, Trump said, "Yes, it was amazing, and then one time I woke up that [sic] it was terrible, I couldn't stand it," Trump said according to a transcript obtained by Newsweek.

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The Independent reports Stern initially refused to release the tapes during the presidential campaign, claiming it would have been a "betrayal" to his interviewee.

In 2015, he said: "I feel Donald Trump did the show in an effort to be entertaining and have fun with us, and I feel like it would be a betrayal to any of our guests if I sat there and played them now where people are attacking him."

Meanwhile, the president claimed that people "love" the interviews he did with Stern before his presidency last year.

However, it appears the star was aware his comments about women's attractiveness might land him in hot water as he refused to rate journalist Megyn Kelly's appearance on Stern's show in 2015.

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"Well, you know, in the old days I would not have minded answering that question, but today I'll take a pass," he said.

Elsewhere in the interviews, Trump suggests pilots could tackle terrorism on a flight by pressing a button and "sleeping gas comes out" so "the entire back of the plane goes to sleep."

He also admits to being afraid of germs, refusing to touch his youngest child Baron Trump ("When he has a cold, I just, you know, I keep him away from me") and cleaning his hands multiple times a day.

Listen to the interviews between Donald Trump and Howard Stern here.

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Katie O’Malley is the Deputy Digital Editor, at ELLE UK. On a daily basis you’ll find her managing all digital workflow, editing site, video and social media content, liaising with commercial and sales teams on new partnerships and deals, implementing new digital strategies and compiling endless data traffic, SEO and ecomm reports. Since joining in 2016, Katie has written features on everything from sex addiction, and the use of tear gas during protests to virtual cuddling, ‘friendship fade’ and access to contraception post Brexit. Her list of interviewees over the years include those with Oprah Winfrey, Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, Zoe Kravitz etc.