Trump Has Been Accused of Kissing a Journalist on His Campaign Trail

Why are we not surprised.

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President Donald Trump is a man who once said (opens in new tab) "grab them by the pussy" when talking about a professional woman. So, it's only slightly surprising to find out that Katy Tur—a renowned journalist who followed Trump's campaign trail—has claimed he kissed her without permission while she was working.

In her new book Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History (opens in new tab), Tur recalls an incident with Trump before taping MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

Tur hoped no one had seen the moment:

This is incredibly weird and a stark reminder of what women put up with daily. Also, now is probably a good time to remind everyone (opens in new tab) of Trump's full "grab them by the pussy" quote, which reads as follows: "I'm automatically attracted to beautiful [women]—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 them by the pussy. You can do anything."

For more of Katy Tur's life on Trump's campaign trail, read her exclusive essay for MarieClaire.com:

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Mehera Bonner
Mehera Bonner

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.