Donald Trump released a video on his Facebook page apologizing, without qualification, for his comments about women from 2005. He also said former President Bill Clinton “actually abused women” and Hillary Clinton “bullied, attacked, shamed, and intimidated his victims.”
Trumps statement is as follows:
“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 decade old video are one of them.
Anyone who knows me knows these words don’t reflect who I am. I said, I was wrong, and I apologize. I’ve traveled 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 have been humbled by the faith they’ve put 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’re facing today. We are losing our jobs, we are less safe than we were 8 years ago, and Washington is totally broken. Hillary Clinton and her kind have run out 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 has bullied, attacked, shamed, and intimidated his victims. We will discuss this more in the coming days. See you at the debate on Sunday.”