A decade before Donald Trump became the Republican nominee for president, he shared candid and lewd views on women that were caught on tape. The Clinton Campaign (Washington Post) released the audio on Friday.
On Friday night Trump released a video response.
He’s going after Hillary Clinton.
“I’ve never pretended to be a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone I’m not. I’ve said and done things I regret. And the words released today on this more than decade old video are one of them. Anyone who knows me knows these words don’t reflect who I am. I said it. I was wrong. And I apologize… I pledge to be a better man tomorrow and I will never ever let you down… We are losing our jobs. We are less safe than we were eight years ago. And Washington is totally broken. Hillary Clinton and her kind have run our country into the ground. 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 Clinton has bullied, attacked, shamed and intimidated his victims. We will discuss this more in the coming days. See you at the debate on Sunday.”
Rather than cowering like a typical Washington Republican after this vicious Clinton hit piece, Donald Trump is going to respond with force.
That’s why Americans love him.
Here is my statement. pic.twitter.com/WAZiGoQqMQ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2016
HERE IS THE FULL STATEMENT:
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. Anyone who knows me, know these words don’t reflect who I am.
I said it, it was wrong, and I apologize.
I’ve travelled the country talking about change for America. But my travels have also changed me. I’ve spent time with grieving mothers who’ve lost their children, laid off workers whose jobs have gone to other countries, and people from all walks of life who just want a better future. I have gotten to know the great people of our country, and I’ve been humbled by the faith they’ve placed in me. I pledge to be a better man tomorrow, and will never, ever let you down.
Let’s be honest. We’re living in the real world. This is nothing more than a distraction from the important issues we are facing today. We are losing our jobs, we are less safe than we were 8 years ago and Washington is broken.
Hillary Clinton, and her kind, have run our country into the ground.
I’ve said some foolish things, but there is a big difference between words and actions. 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.