NEW YORK (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 Monday morning.
Trump remains defiant even as he is apologizing, saying 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.”