Willie Nelson Rips Donald Trump For “Locker Room Talk” Excuse


Just before the second presidential debate, audio was leaked from Donald Trump’s visit to Access Hollywood in 2005.

While he and host Billy Bush were alone on the Access Hollywood bus, Trump told him a story of a married woman he tried to have relations with, but was unsuccessful. After some banter back and forth, it was time to exit the bus to meet up with soap star Arianne Zucker.

“I’ve got to use some tic-tacs just in case I start kissing her,” The Republican nominee said referring to Zucker. “You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.”

Trump apologized to the American people for his behavior and called the interaction “locker room talk”.

“I’m not proud of it. I apologize to my family,” he said at the debate. “I apologize to the American people. Certainly I’m not proud of it. But this is locker room talk.”

The phrase “locker room talk” has sent the country into a frenzy. Professional athletes have spoken out about Trump’s use of the term and how it couldn’t be further from the truth.

And now, Willie Nelson is giving his two cents and he thinks Trump knew better. As a man who has given plenty of interviews and had worn a microphone plenty of times, Trump knew what he was saying could be picked up by his mic.

“When you have a mic on, you know you have a mic on,” Nelson told KSAT-12 News.  “Even on a bus, he knew he was wired…It’s just bad judgement.”

When asked if it were concerning if someone with bad judgement were to run our country, Nelson states, “Well, sure it does.”

Nelson knows first hand that there are some things you just can’t say when you are wearing a microphone.

I like to tell jokes. I tell a lot of dirty jokes, jokes that wouldn’t be considered air-worthy,” he says.

When Venema asked him to tell one of his jokes, Nelson knew better, and responded, “I’ve got a mic on!”

He hasn’t endorsed Trump or Hillary Clinton, but calls her “fine” and a “great gal”, before reminding Venema that there’s a reason why he’s not in politics. “I don’t want to get into that. That’s not what I do.”

Watch the full interview.