Warning: Video contains graphic language
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is apologizing for a 2005 video in which he speaks in a vulgar and disparaging manner about women.
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 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 campaign was quick to address the recording on Twitter.