President Donald Trump reportedly once uttered a sentence to a journalist that combines his two greatest passions: demeaning women, and rating things. That he allegedly said it to a reporter from Maximum Golf, once a real magazine, is just that much more obscenely on-the-nose.
Michael Corcoran, a former journalist who wrote the Maximum Golf story, told the Daily Beast in an article published Wednesday that in the course of reporting from Trump’s club at Mar-a-Lago in 2000, the businessman and future US President gestured toward a “young socialite,” then said, “there is nothing in the world like first-rate pussy.”
The remark never made it to print, at least not all of it. In what was supposed to be the kicker for that piece—and what is ultimately the kicker of the story it has spawned today—Corcoran told the Daily Beast that Maximum Golf’s editor-in-chief replaced the word “pussy” with the word “talent.” Corcoran’s editor, Joe Bargmann, confirmed his account saying, “I was asked to change the last word of the story from ‘pussy.’ When I refused, my top editor changed the quote.”
The White House did not respond to the Daily Beast’s request for comment. Undoubtedly they are busy unraveling the mystery of whether the President truly said what he is video-recorded to have said in the 2005 Access Hollywood tape (spoiler: it was “grab them by the pussy”).