Donald Trump Was Speaking About Nancy O’Dell in 2005 Video With Billy Bush

Elizabeth Wagmeister

The woman being spoken about in the video released today of Donald Trump and Billy Bush back from 2005 has been identified as Nancy O’Dell.

O’Dell, now host of “Entertainment Tonight,” was Bush’s co-host on “Access Hollywood” in 2005, the year the now-surfaced video was shot.

On “Access Hollywood’s” Friday evening broadcast, host Natalie Morales identified the female subject being spoken about in the vulgar video as O’Dell.

Variety has reached out to “Entertainment Tonight” and O’Dell, who declined to comment.

On “Access Hollywood,” Morales opened the show setting up the video. Here’s part of her monologue, which reveals O’Dell’s name:

“‘Access Hollywood’ has interviewed Mr. Trump hundreds of times over the past 20 years. In the course of interviewing Mr. Trump, we have reviewed much of our own footage. In 2005, when Donald Trump came to Los Angeles for the Emmy Awards for his nominated show ‘The Apprentice.’ He was also invited to spend a day as a soap opera star on ‘Days of Our Lives.’ ‘Access Hollywood’s’ former anchor, Billy Bush, picked up Mr. Trump in our 10th anniversary bus…we tell you all of the logistics so you understand the context. There were seven other people on the bus with Mr. Trump and Billy Bush at the time — they were the two person camera crew, the bus driver, an ‘Access Hollywood’ producer, a production assistant, Mr. Trump’s security guard and his PR person…What you’re about to hear is what Mr. Trump said about former ‘Access Hollywood’ anchor Nancy O’Dell.”

In the 2005 video, which was shot on a bus on the set of “Days of Our Lives” where Trump was guest-starring on an episode, Trump says to Bush: “You know and I moved on her actually. You know she was down on Palm Beach. I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try and f–k her, she was married.”

“Whoa. That’s huge news there!” Bush responds to Trump’s comments about his then co-host O’Dell.

Trump rambles a bit, but the audio and subtitles in the video clearly say, “No no Nancy, no this was…And I moved on her very heavily, in fact I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture, I said I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture, I took her out furniture…I moved on her like a b–ch, but I couldn’t get there and she was married.”

He continues, “Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything, she’s totally changed her look.”

Bush quickly turns the tables — only to speak about another woman.

“Sheesh, your girl’s hot as s–t. In the purple,” Bush says.

Then he exclaims, “Yes, the Donald has scored!”

Said woman in the purple is Arianne Zucker, the actress on “Days of Our Lives” that Trump shared a scene with. Zucker appear later in the video, alongside both Trump and Bush.

Today, Bush issued an apology statement, saying: “Obviously I’m embarrassed and ashamed. It’s no excuse, but this happened eleven years ago — I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along. I’m very sorry.”

The Trump campaign also released a statement: “This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course — not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended.”

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