CNN host Erin Burnett read aloud on air a story from her friend who said Donald TrumpDonald TrumpNorth Korea conducts potential 6th missile test in a month Kemp leading Perdue in Georgia gubernatorial primary: poll US ranked 27th least corrupt country in the world MORE tried to kiss her in 2010.
Burnett said the leaked audio of Trump's 2005 comments about women "stopped her in her tracks."
"She told me that when she heard this, she could only think of one thing and that is what Donald Trump did to her," Burnett said of her friend while interviewing top Trump surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes.
Burnett said her friend was struck by the detail about Tic Tacs in the audio of Trump talking about kissing women.
"Trump took a Tic Tac, suggesting I take them also. He then leaned in, catching me off guard, and kissed me almost on the lips. I was freaked out," Burnett says, quoting a message from her friend.
"After, Trump asked me to come in to his office alone. I figured I could handle myself. Once in his office he kept telling me how special I am and gave me a cell phone and asked me to call him."
Burnett said her friend "ran the hall out of there."
In the leaked audio, Trump boasted to an "Access Hollywood" host about how he would approach women.
“I’ve got to use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her,” Trump says in the leaked tape. “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.”