Donald Trump Apologizes for Grabbing ‘P*ssy’ Comment, Then Goes on to Bash Hillary and Bill Clinton
Donald Trump has grabbed the headlines once again for the wrong reasons. On Friday (Oct. 07, 2016) audio recording of his lewd conversation with Billy Bush surfaced, revealing his vulgar comments about women.
In the tape obtained by The Washington Post, the real-estate tycoon and the former Access Hollywood co-host talked about women while riding on an Access Hollywood bus to the set of Days of Our Lives in 2005. They didn’t realize their mics were still on when Trump revealed his failed attempt to seduce a married woman. That woman was later revealed to be Nancy O’Dell.
“I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try and fuck her. She was married,” he said. “And I moved on her very heavily. In fact, I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said, ‘I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture.’ “
The Republican nominee continued, “I’m automatically attracted to beautiful-I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.” He then bragged about his celebrity status, saying, “And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”
Bush is heard saying, “Whatever you want.” Trump then replied, “Grab them by the pussy, you can do anything.”
Trump later released a statement after the audio leaked. “This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago,” he explained. “Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course-not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended.”
He didn’t apologize for what he said; he just apologized if you were offended by what he said.
Bush, who is now a Today co-host, said in a statement, “Obviously I’m embarrassed and ashamed. It’s no excuse, but this happened 11 years ago – I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along. I’m very sorry.”
Trump’s camp realized that that apology just wouldn’t cut it, especially with the Presidential debate coming up tomorrow (Oct. 09, 2016). So he released a second apology. Being the asshole that Trump is, he couldn’t just stop talking after he apologized; he had to go on and bash the Clinton’s.
Here is my statement. pic.twitter.com/WAZiGoQqMQ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2016
Here is the copy of Trump’s full statement:
Here is my 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.
This debate could end up being on massively epic shit show.