Donald Trump gave a lengthy apology and posted it on Facebook for the comments he made 11 years on a hot mic.
In a video released by the campaign just after midnight on Saturday, Trump said that “anyone who knows me knows that these words don’t reflect who I am.” “I pledge to be a better man tomorrow, and will never, ever let you down,” he adds.
In his 90-second video, Trump said that he has “never said I’m a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that I’m not. I’ve said some things that I regret and the words released today on this more-than-a-decade-old video are one of them.” He added that he was “wrong and I apologize.”
“I’ve said some foolish things, but there’s a big difference between the words and actions of other people,” he said. “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.”
Trump’s campaign posted his apology on Facebook and on Twitter.
But he said that the controversy over his 2005 remarks was a “distraction.”