Original tape of Donald Trump’s “Grab ’em by the pussy” quote sold at auction for $75M

An online auction organized for NBCUniversal drew unusual attention, as the original tape and associated “non-fungible token” for the infamous recording of former President Donald Trump bragging about sexual misconduct attracted over 700 bids and reached an astonishing $75,65 million.

This unexpected attention for the offline recording that shocked America in 2016 drew 650 more bids than the actual Access Hollywood interview, which was sold for $2.35 million.

In the video filmed in 2005, Donald Trump and television host Billy Bush are on a bus on their way to film an episode of Access Hollywood, having an extremely lewd conversation about women.

Trump describes his attempts to married women, indicating he might start kissing a woman that he and Bush were about to meet. He then adds his infamous quote, “I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. … Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.”

The winning bidder is 39-year old Jason Kremer, the owner of a Texan software company and an influential member of the Tea Party Patriots right-wing political organization.

In a tweet a few hours after the end of the auction, the new owner has assured that the video will remain publicly available online, describing it as a crucial piece of American history.

“This is like owning a recording of the signing of the declaration of independence or the original tape of the killing of JFK. It’s a great piece of memorabilia of American history.”

The 39-year old Texan isn’t concerned about critics who say the tape promotes sexual assault and misogyny and should be rendered unavailable online.

“Feminists are always whining because they can’t get over the fact that Trump got elected. This is a souvenir of a time when real Americans were able to beat feminists and communists.”

The winner of the auction, 39-year old Jason Kremer, says he’s living “the best day of his life” and feels like he now has a special bond with the former president.

Mr. Kremer obtains not only the original tape, but all rights and metadata associated with the video. This is known as a non-fungible token (NFT) – a unique digital certificate that states who owns a photo, video, or any other form of online media.

A nonfungible token, more commonly known as an NFT, is a unique kind of digital asset that has skyrocketed in popularity this year.

An NFT is not actual ownership, copyrights, or trademark of a digital item. Functionally, it’s more like proof of having an original in the form of a unique cryptocurrency token.

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