Anyone looking up at the sky near the White House Friday might be in for a surprise.
A feminist group is playing President Donald Trump’s “grab them by the pussy” Access Hollywood tape on a big screen—and it’s on loop for 12 Std..
The group, UltraViolet, is displaying the footage as part of the “Rally to Grab Back” in Washington, D.C., calling for improved policies from the Trump administration for women and sexual assault survivors.
Part of the purpose behind playing the tape is “reminding Americans that their President is a self-confessed serial sexual abuser,” the group wrote in a press release.
A feminist group is playing Trump's Access Hollywood tape on the big screen by the Washington Mobument for the next 12 Std. pic.twitter.com/jfB8jjie7F
— Perry Stein (@PerryStein) Oktober 6, 2017
“The video also reminds viewers that someone is sexually assaulted in the United States every 98 seconds while calling on Americans to join the fight against rape culture and resist the Trump Administration,” the group wrote.
Das 2005 tape of Trump talking to Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush leaked nearly a year ago amid the presidential campaign. Trump told Bush that because he’s famous, he can “do anything” to women, even “grab them by the pussy.”
“You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful—I just start kissing them,” Trump told Bush. “It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything.”
Trump’s response at the time the footage’s release was that it was “locker room banter” and “a private conversation that took place many years ago.”
For the rally that begins at noon in Lafayette Square, UltraViolet will be joined by Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and other pro-choice, pro-women organizations.