Donald Trump issued an apology statement early Saturday morning after video published by the Washington Post showed the Republican presidential nominee having a vulgar discussion about a number of women.
“I’ve never said I’m a perfect person nor pretended to be someone that I’m not. 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,” he said in a video released by his campaign. “I was wrong and I apologize,” he added.
Trump also attempted to pivot the criticism to former President Bill Clinton. “I’ve said some foolish things but there is a big difference between the words and actions of other people. Bill Clinton has actually abused women,” he asserted.
On Friday afternoon, the Post published the 2005 video clip in which Trump told a tale about trying to “f***” a married woman. He can also be heard expressing interest in kissing another woman and saying that when you’re a star, you can do anything with women, including grabbing them “by the p****.”
According to the Post, the video shows Trump going to the set of the soap opera “Days of Our Lives” with Billy Bush of “Access Hollywood,” and the men’s conversation was captured talking on a “hot microphone.”
The clip begins with Trump and Bush on a bus emblazoned with the “Access Hollywood” logo as it rolls onto a studio lot. The Post said the men were on the “Days of Our Lives” set to film a segment about Trump making a cameo on the soap opera.
The clip begins with the pair discussing an unnamed woman Bush described as “beautiful.”
“I moved on her actually, you know. She was down in Palm Beach. I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try and f*** her. She was married,” Trump said. “I moved on her very heavily,” he added.
Trump went on to describe his courtship of the woman.
“I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said, ‘I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture.’ I moved on her like a b****, but I couldn’t get there, and she was married,” Trump said.
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