Geraldo Rivera Says He Has More ‘Tapes’ Containing ‘Embarrassing’ Trump Statements
Geraldo Rivera Says He Has More ‘Tapes’ Containing ‘Embarrassing’ Trump Statements

FOX News personality Geraldo Rivera claimed that he has more recordings of Donald Trump—days after recordings from 2005 surfaced showing the Republican presidential candidate making lewd comments about women.

“I have interviewed Donald Trump many times and been with him many times, and I have tapes,” Rivera told Fox News’s “The Five” on Sunday. “My brother and I have been starting to go through the tapes now and there are statements that, in the context of the current climate, would be embarrassing.”

Rivera, however, didn’t elaborate on if he plans on releasing the recordings. He also was not specific about what they might contain.

“He’s never used the P-word in front of me, I’ll say that,” Rivera added later in the Fox program, according to Politico. “But I never saw him come on to any of the beautiful women on the program.”

Geraldo Rivera (L) and Erica Levy attend the Cartier Fifth Avenue Grand Reopening Event at the Cartier Mansion on September 7, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Cartier)
Geraldo Rivera (L) and Erica Levy attend the Cartier Fifth Avenue Grand Reopening Event at the Cartier Mansion on Sept. 7, 2016, in New York City. (Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Cartier)

The Washington Post reported on the 2005 recordings. Trump called his comments “lock room banter,” dismissing accusations that he engaged in behavior that could be interpreted as sexual assault.

A number of Republican members of Congress have denounced Trump, including longtime Arizona Sen. John McCain, who suggested that he would not be voting for the Republican nominee when Nov. 8 arrives.

Meanwhile, House Speaker Paul Ryan said he wouldn’t be campaigning for Trump, according to a conference call he had with Republican lawmakers on Monday. Ryan indicated he would be focused on keeping his party majority.

“You all need to do what’s best for you in your district,” Ryan told his members, a source told CBS News.

Ryan didn’t say whether he was retracting his endorsement of Trump.

On Twitter, hours later, Trump reacted to Ryan’s conference call, writing several unfavorable messages about the House Speaker.

“Despite winning the second debate in a landslide (every poll), it is hard to do well when Paul Ryan and others give zero support!” he wrote on Tuesday. “Our very weak and ineffective leader, Paul Ryan, had a bad conference call where his members went wild at his disloyalty.”

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