During an event in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday the GOP presidential nominee spoke about a rally that artists including Jay Z, Beyoncé and Chance The Rapper held for Trump’s Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton on Friday.
“I actually like Jay Z, but you know the language last night. Ooh, ooooh, I was just thinking maybe I should just try it, should I use that language for one event?” Trump said. “Can you imagine if I said that? So he used every word in the book. I won’t even use the initials, because I’ll get in trouble, they’ll [the media] get me in trouble.”
After boasting that he drew a bigger crowd on Friday than the superstars did, Trump went on to say that he never used lewd language in his life. This is despite his making international headlines when he boasted of grabbing women “by the pussy.”
“He used language last night that was so bad, and then Hillary Clinton said ‘I did not like Donald Trump’s lewd language’ My lewd language? I’ll tell you what, I’ve never said what he said in my life. But that shows you the phoniness of politicians and the phoniness of the whole system folks.”
Trump must have conveniently forgotten that he has regularly dropped the “f-bomb” during his presidential campaign.
Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s campaign manager, echoed Trump’s attack, tweeting that Jay Z’s lyrics weren’t good for America’s children.
Several of Jay Z’s songs do contain explicit lyrics, but Trump has a history of using crude language.
In 2005, he was caught on tape bragging about making unwanted advances toward Nancy O’Dell, who was married at the time.
“I did try and fuck her. She was married,” Trump said. “I moved on her like a bitch. But I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.”
On the same “Access Hollywood” tape, Trump can be heard calling someone a “pussy” and making lewd remarks about groping women.
Trump’s vulgar language has extended to the campaign trail.
Speaking at a rally in February, Trump said “we’re gonna have businesses that used to be in New Hampshire that are now in Mexico come back to New Hampshire and you can tell them to go fuck themselves because they let you down” Trump said, mouthing the expletive.
“You’re not allowed to say, and I never expected to hear that from you again, she said, I never expect to hear that from you again, she said he’s a pussy,” Trump said.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.