In a nearly 90-minute audio recording of a private dinner that took place with numerous individuals and President Donald Trump in 2018 was made public Saturday evening by the legal team of Lev Parnas, a close associate of the president\u0026#039;s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, the president can be heard saying \u0022take her out\u0022 in reference to former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch—a key witness in the impeachment trial now in the U.S. Senate.Trump also says in the recording that he was relieved that he didn\u0026#039;t have to face off against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the 2016 election.Listen to the audio recording, as released by VICE (Trump begins speaking at approximately 2:28):The recording, according to CNN,was made by another Giuliani associate, Igor Fruman, and shared with Parnas shortly after the dinner, according to Bondy. Fruman\u0026#039;s attorney declined to comment.Only the first three minutes of the tape include visuals, and Trump can be seen briefly when he approaches the rectangular dining table set with red bouquets of flowers. The remaining portion of the recording is only audio.The conversation involving Ukraine begins about 40 minutes into the 1-hour-and-24-minute recording. During that discussion, Trump asks a person who appears to be Parnas how long Ukraine would \u0022last in fight against Russia.\u0022 Parnas says \u0022without us, not very long,\u0022 and another person chimes in, \u0022about 30 minutes.\u0022 Months later, Trump would try to cut off military aid to Ukraine.In its reporting, VICE notes the \u0022five wildest things\u0022 Trump had to say during the conversation—a discussion at one point he can clearly be heard saying is \u0022off the record.\u0022Among the items deemed the wildest was a comment Trump made about current 2020 Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). In the recording, Trump said he was glad former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn\u0026#039;t pick Sanders as her 2020 running mate—citing his tough stance on U.S. trade policy.\u0022Because [Sanders\u0026#039;] a big trade guy,\u0022 said Trump. \u0022You know he basically says we\u0026#039;re getting screwed on trade. And he\u0026#039;s right.\u0022Trump on secret recording:\u0022If Bernie would have been VP it would have been tougher...I got 20% of Bernie vote because of trade. He\u0026#039;s a big trade guy...Had she picked Bernie Sanders it would have been tougher. He is the only one I didn\u0026#039;t want her to pick.\u0022#BernieBeatsTrump https://t.co/n27miR67kT pic.twitter.com/pJUpwGcHxm— A NobodyforBernie2020VoteForBernie (@BernForBernie20) January 25, 2020\u0022Had she picked Bernie Sanders it would\u0026#039;ve been tougher. He\u0026#039;s the only one I didn\u0026#039;t want her to pick,\u0022 Trump told the people in the room.