In the election cycle dominated by Donald Trump, it should not be much of a shock that the first “October Surprise” came from Access Hollywood. In a 2005 outtake, Trump told Access co-host Billy Bush how he could rudely grab women’s genitals and get away with it because “when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything."
The Clinton-enabling press sprung into action, smelling Trump’s blood in the water. None of them seemed to reflect for five seconds that Trump could be describing Bill Clinton’s modus operandi.