Trump Called Pregnant Melania A 'Monster' And A 'Blimp'

These comments came just months after he talked about groping women.
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WASHINGTON 鈥 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called his then-pregnant wife, Melania Trump, a 鈥渕onster鈥 during an appearance on Howard Stern鈥檚 radio show in 2005.

He also described his wife as a 鈥渂limp鈥 during the interview, which apparently took place just months after Trump had made lewd comments about groping women and pursuing a married woman. He had married Melania, his third wife, earlier that year.

鈥淵ou know, they just blow up, right?鈥 Trump said of his pregnant wife in December 2005, according to a report by SF Gate.

鈥淟ike a blimp 鈥 in the right places. In her case, the right places. I mean she really has become a monster 鈥 in all the right places,鈥 Trump told Stern. 鈥淚 mean monster in the most positive way. She has gotten very, very large 鈥 in all the right places.鈥

The reality TV star has come under fire after The Washington Post on Friday published an 11-year-old recording in which Trump uses crude language to describe groping women while speaking to 鈥淎ccess Hollywood鈥 host Billy Bush.

鈥淲hen you鈥檙e a star they let you do it,鈥 Trump says in the recording. 鈥淵ou can do anything ... Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.鈥

He also talked about pursuing a married woman.

鈥淚 did try and fuck her. She was married,鈥 Trump said.

Melania responded to the 鈥淎ccess Hollywood鈥 recording on Saturday, calling her husband鈥檚 comments 鈥渦nacceptable鈥 and 鈥渙ffensive.鈥

鈥淭his does not represent the man that I know,鈥 she said. 鈥淗e has the heart and mind of a leader. I hope people will accept his apology, as I have, and focus on the important issues facing our nation and the world.鈥

The fallout is ongoing for Trump, as several GOP lawmakers have revoked their support of him, and an increasing number are calling for him to drop out of the race.

This article has been updated with Melania Trump鈥檚 statement.

Editor鈥檚 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 鈥 1.6 billion members of an entire religion 鈥 from entering the U.S.

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