On Facebook, Donald Trump has issued an apology for the words that he spoke in 2005 about women. As reported by the Inquisitr, Trump made statements about Nancy O’Dell as a married woman whom he tried to bed, but admitted that he was rebuffed by her. Trump also made crass statements about being able to grab women by their body parts and genitalia, because he claimed you can do anything to women when you’re a famous person.
The fallout has caused Trump to issue a written and video apology. The Facebook page of Donald J. Trump posted a short video apology shortly after midnight that featured Trump beneath bad lighting, giving his apology statement. In the beginning of the video, the republican candidate immediately claimed that he wasn’t perfect — and the end of Trump’s Facebook apology video, he attacked his opponent, Hillary Clinton, as well as Bill Clinton.
“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 a more than a decade-old video are one of them. Anyone who knows me knows that these words don’t reflect who I am.
“I said it. 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’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 more than a distraction from the important issues we’re facing today. We’re losing our jobs. We’re less safe than we were eight years ago.”
Trump went on in his Facebook apology video to say that he has said foolish things. However, he made the distinction between Trump’s “foolish” words and actions.
That’s when Trump went on the attack — and began claiming that Bill Clinton has actually abused women, and Hillary has bullied and attacked them.
As seen in the above photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke with reporters on Friday. Ryan disinvited Trump from the duo’s planned appearance on October 8 in Wisconsin.
Trump noted that Washington is totally broke, claiming that “Hillary and her kind” were the ones ruining the country. Trump’s claim of the big difference between words and actions seemed to be him comparing his shocking viral video with what he claimed was Bill’s abuse of women — and Hillary’s attack and intimidation of women.
Signing off with a promise to see viewers at the debate on Sunday, Trump created a video that is being compared to someone in a hostage video. Trump appeared to be reading his statement in the Facebook apology video. The Facebook apology video put out by the Trump campaign is roundly being criticized by politicos who are surprised it took so many hours to create the short statement. However, political experts note that Trump’s camp was likely debating — and potentially fighting with Trump — over what to say, along with editing the Facebook apology video for public viewing.
Originally, the page titled “STATEMENT FROM DONALD J. TRUMP” from Trump’s website issued a written apology, with the republican candidate writing that he apologized if anyone was offended by his words.
Whether Trump’s Facebook apology video will swing the sentiment against his 2005 video remains to be seen, along with the effect on the upcoming presidential election.
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