Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump responded to a video released Friday night that shows him talking about women in not-so-kind of a light.
Trump and “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush were aboard a bus that was taking them to the set of “Days of Our Lives” when the lewd conversation took place. At the time, it was believed to have been a private conversation. The pair were headed to do a promotional spot for Trump’s cameo on the soap opera. The audio was picked up by a hot mic and obtained by The Washington Post, which released the video Friday.
The recording picks up Trump discussing how he failed to seduce a woman and how easy it is to flirt with women when you are a star. Obscenities and terms that disparage women are used throughout the recording.
In a statement to the media, Trump apologized for the comments.
“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.”
The Clinton was campaign was quick to address the recording on Twitter.
Billy Bush, who deleted his Twitter account in the fallout, issued an apology as well:
“Obviously I’m embarrassed and ashamed. It’s no excuse, but this happened eleven years ago — I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along,” Bush said in a statement to Variety. “I’m very sorry.”
People took to Twitter to discuss the details of the recording and the merits of Trump’s apology.
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The Trump camp soon released a statement, in which the Republican presidential candidate apologized.
But not everyone accepted Trump’s apology. In fact, some questioned whether it was an apology at all.
Trump did receive some support.