Trump asserts that General hailed his “Locker Room Talk” reaction as the “most courageous act I’ve witnessed”

During a Republican event on Saturday night, Donald Trump asserted that a general praised his handling of the Access Hollywood tape, where he boasted about inappropriate behavior, calling it the “bravest thing” the general had ever seen.

Trump revisited the 2016 tape, labeling it as “locker room talk” during a speech at the New York Young Republican Club. In the tape, Trump crudely boasted about the perks of celebrity status with women in a conversation with Billy Bush.

“I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. … Grab ’em by the p—y,” he said.

He later dismissed the comments as mere “locker room talk.”

Trump refrained from disclosing the identity of the general he asserted found his response remarkably “brave”—allegedly more courageous than soldiers who lost their lives on the battlefield, as per the former president’s statement.

“A general, who’s a fantastic general, actually said to me, ‘Sir, I’ve been on the battlefield. Men have gone down on my left and on my right. I stood on hills where soldiers were killed,” Trump said at the GOP event.

“But I believe the bravest thing I’ve ever seen was the night you went on to that stage with Hillary Clinton, after what happened. And then that woman asked you the first question about it.’ And I [Trump] said, ‘Locker room talk! It’s locker talk! What the hell?!” a smiling Trump recounted the response by the mystery general.