President Trump has privately questioned the authenticity of the now infamous "Access Hollywood" recording in which he was caught in a vulgar exchange in 2005 with Billy Bush, boasting of his ability to badault women because he is "a star" , sources confirm to ABC News.
The president has repeated the demand for advisers in recent weeks and even a Republican senator earlier this year, according to sources. The news of the president's comments was first reported by the New York Times.
After the recording was released, then-candidate Trump acknowledged that he made the comments and apologized in a televised Trump Tower speech.
This occurs when the president faces growing criticism from his Republican colleagues of his defense of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of badual misconduct or inappropriate behavior with women and girls since he was 14 when he was 30 years. Moore has denied the accusations.
Sources say that the president was not happy either with the quick reaction of his daughter, Ivanka Trump, to the accusations against Moore.
Before Trump broke his silence defending Moore, his daughter weighed heavily, telling The Associated Press: "There is a special place in hell for people who take advantage of children. valid and I have no reason to doubt the accounts of the victims. "
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comments.