VIDEO: Trump Releases Apology After Lewd Comments About Women

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in Waukesha, Wis. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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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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  1. Being as he was newly married at the time I think this is a pretty good indication of how he treats women in his “day to day life.” Fucking cur.

  2. Avatar for topcat topcat says:

    A video apology without Drumpf being castrated is no apology at all.

  3. Clinton, Clinton, Clinton.

    That’s all he’s got. “Clinton” and a verb.

  4. he sounds so forced. rehearsed. mechanical. low energy.

    This isn’t the Trump we knew. We need to Make Trump Great Again. Or for the first time. Or forget about him. Any of those, really.

  5. Avatar for lafe19 lafe19 says:

    If anything this is actually worse than his first “apology.”

    That one was “off the cuff.” After 5 or so hours this was the best that all his staffers could convince him to put out. It’s just pathetic.

    It would have BARELY registered as an apology if he had stopped about 1/2 way through. As it is, I actually think it makes things worse.

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