Donald Trump has apologised after the Washington Post released a video in which he is heard using vulgar terms describing how he attempted sexual conquests with two women.
The Republican presidential candidate was recorded back in 2005 on an open microphone in a bus talking to a TV host before a show. “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 I did try and **** her, she was married…I’ve got to use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful, I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. And when you’re a star they let you do it, you can do anything.”
News Analysis: Donald Trump’s Apology That Wasn’t https://t.co/0XmgcIYepq— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 8, 2016
A statement issued by Trump said in part; “This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course – not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended.”
POLITICO (@politico) October 8, 2016His Democratic rival lost no time in condemning him. Hillary Clinton has already highlighted Trump’s alleged sexist behaviour.
Her running mate said the comments made him “sick to my stomach”.
This is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become president. https://t.co/RwhW7yeFI2— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 7, 2016
Clinton's lead, on average, balloons to 7 pts. https://t.co/Eh6ZbLM0ub— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) October 7, 2016