The Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump in a shocking video released by The Washington Post was caught using vulgar language about groping and kissing women with impunity.
“I’ve said and done things I regret,” he said in a televised apology, believed to be the first of his 16-month White House campaign.
“Anyone who knows me knows these words don’t reflect who I am. I said it, I was wrong, and I apologise.”
Trump was facing savage criticism after release of the video, which landed like a bombshell and gave his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton fresh ammunition to attack his misogyny as they prepared for their second presidential debate, on Sunday in St. Louis.
“I’ve never said I’m a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone I’m not,” Trump said.
“I pledge to be a better man tomorrow.”
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