VIDEO: Trump Releases Apology After Lewd Comments About Women

AP

In a new video released Saturday, Donald Trump attempted to apologize for explicit comments he made about women in 2005.

The comments were recorded more than a decade ago, but were unearthed Friday by the Washington Post.

“I’ve never said I’m a perfect person nor pretended to be someone I’m not. I have done and said things I regret,” Trump said in the video. “And the words released today on this more than a decades-old video are one of them.”

In the video from 2005, Trump discussed how he attempted to seduce a married women. He also talked about how he kissed women he wanted to kiss and could get away with it because he was famous.

In his apology video, Trump said the comments were not representative of how he acts toward women in his day to day life.

“Anyone who knows me knows these words don’t reflect who I am,” Trump said. “I said it. I was wrong and I apologize.

But Trump’s apology quickly pointed fingers. Trump called the video “nothing more than a distraction” from more important campaign issues. He also discussed former President Bill Clinton’s own affair in the brief, 90-second apology video.

“I’ve said some foolish things, but there’s a big difference between the words and actions of other people. Bill Clinton has actually abused women and Hillary has bullied, attacked, shamed and intimidated his victims. We will discuss this more in the coming days. See you at the debate on Sunday.”

Watch the full video below:

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Lauren Fox is a reporter at Talking Points Memo.

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