Earlier this week, the internet was rocked by the release of unsubstantiated allegations that Donald Trump engaged in lurid urine play with prostitutes in Russia. The President-elect has vociferously denied the claims, which were published by BuzzFeed despite that blog's admission that they were unverifiable. But a 15-year-old clip from one of Trump's many appearance on The Howard Stern Show, resurfaced by Death and Taxes, certainly makes it seems more credible. And gross.
In the 2001 segment, Stern is refereeing a pissing contest between then-citizen Trump and gossip reporter A.J. Benza, who had a feud over a shared ex. Trump was gleefully bragging that he had stolen Benza's girl when the reporter shot back with accusations that Trump "bangs Russian people." Here's a transcript provided by Death and Taxes.
Trump: I assume A.J.’s clean. I hope he’s clean.
Benza: Meanwhile, he bangs Russian people…
Stern: Russian people?
Trump: Who are you talking about, Russian people, A.J.? I don’t know anything.
Benza: He used to call me when I was a columnist and say, “I was just in Russia, the girls have no morals, you gotta get out there.” [Trump’s] out of his mind.
Here's the clip, if you're still skeptical (despite this kind of language being entirely in character). Skip to 4:20 to hear what's printed above.
While this clip certainly doesn't prove that any of the recent allegations about the President-elect are true, it does indicate that he may have deeper, and shadier, ties to Russia than he likes to admit.