Trump told Stern he walked backstage when beauty queens were naked
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In recordings released by CNN on Saturday, Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver dead at 77 Biden, Democrats losing ground with independent and suburban voters: poll Bipartisan Senate group discusses changes to election law MORE told radio host Howard Stern in 2005 that he went backstage during a Miss USA or Miss Universe pageant when the contestants were naked. 


Trump's campaign has denied for months that the billionaire did so. 

“I’ll tell you the funniest is that I’ll go backstage before a show and everyone’s getting dressed,” Trump told Stern. 

“No men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in, because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it. … ‘Is everyone OK?' You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody OK?’ And you see these incredible-looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.”

Former Miss New Hampshire Bridget Sullivan told BuzzFeed News in May that it was “shocking” Trump would come backstage to wish the contestants good luck when many of them weren’t dressed. 

“The time that he walked through the dressing rooms was really shocking. We were all naked,” Sullivan said.

But Trump's campaign denied that ever happened. 

CNN's revelations come as Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, faces increased scrutiny for sexually aggressive comments he made about women in 2005.