WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is apologizing for vulgar and profane comments he made about women more than a decade ago, saying they “don’t reflect” the man he is today.
He says, “I was wrong and I apologize.”
Trump’s campaign released the one-and-a-half-minute video on the GOP nominee’s social media accounts early Saturday morning.
The video apology came hours after The Washington Post and NBC News posted a video from 2005 in which the Republican nominee brags about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women who were not his wife.
Trump says, “I’ve said and done things I regret, and the words released today on this more than a decade-old video are one of them.”
Donald Trump remains defiant even as he is apologizing for making crude comments about women.
The Republican presidential nominee says former President Bill Clinton “has actually abused women” and says his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton “bullied, attacked, shamed and intimidated his victims.”
Trump says, “Let’s be honest, we’re living in the real world.”
He says a recording of him from 2005 that was published Friday afternoon, in which he brags about trying to kiss and grope women, is a “distraction from the important issues we’re facing today.”
Trump says while he’s made some “foolish” comments, he says the Clintons have done worse.
The New York billionaire says, “We will discuss this more in the coming days.”
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