Exclusive: NZ tape shows Donald Trump may have predicted sexism storm

Donald Trump in NZ in 1993 (Newshub)
Donald Trump in NZ in 1993 (Newshub)

Donald Trump declared his sexist views on women would disqualify him from political office in an interview in New Zealand 23 years ago.

Mr Trump said "it’s fortunate I don’t have to run for political office" after being asked about his image as a womanising tycoon during an interview with TV3 in 1993.

"I think women are beautiful – I think certain women are more beautiful than others, to be perfectly honest - and it is fortunate that I don’t have to run for political office."

He made the comments during a one-day visit to Auckland to apply for a casino licence.

Exclusive: NZ tape shows Donald Trump may have predicted sexism storm

The revelation of Mr Trump’s blunt assessment of himself comes amid ongoing controversy about his views on women that threaten to derail his Presidential campaign.

Even Donald Trump thinks he shouldn't be President because of his sexist attitude - and he has known this for 23 years.

That is the incredible revelation in the TV3 Trump tape.

So now Trump should listen to his own prophetic words: his sexist attitude towards women makes him unsuitable to be President.

As Trump said: "It's fortunate I don't have to run for political office."

Read more: Trump damned by own prophetic words

Support for Mr Trump dropped off significantly following the release of a tape in which he bragged about making unwanted sexual advances on women.

On the tape, Mr Trump suggested he could freely assault women by "grabbing them by the p***y" because he was famous.

The Republican candidate is now lashing out at the growing list of Republicans who've withdrawn support for his presidential bid as a result of this latest video.

On Sunday he tweeted: "So many self-righteous hypocrites. Watch their poll numbers - and elections - go down!"

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's running mate Tim Kaine said Mr Trump's attitude towards women would likely dominate today's presidential debate.

"I imagine some of the undecided voters who are part of this town hall forum will have questions about it and I really think it's for Donald Trump to try to answer it and take some responsibility," Mr Kaine said.

Mr Trump has been condemned numerous times for his views on women. Recently he defended his decision to label a former Miss Universe "Miss Piggy" after she gained weight.

The second presidential debate will take place in St. Louis, Missouri at 2pm NZ time.