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Trump apologizes for lewd talk caught on tape in 2005

Friday, October 07, 2016 - 01:38

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump apologizes for lewd talk caught on live microphone in 2005. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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STORY: Donald Trump issued an apology on Friday after the release of a video in which the Republican presidential candidate was recorded on an open microphone in 2005 talking in vulgar terms about trying to have sex with women. In a statement he said, "This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. " He added, "Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course - not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended." The video, released in a Washington Post story, was recorded while Trump was speaking with TV host Billy Bush of "Access Hollywood." They were about to tape a segment about a planned cameo appearance by the New York businessman on the soap opera "Days of Our Lives," the Post reported. Democratic rival Hillary Clinton responded on Twitter calling the statements "horrific" and saying, "We cannot allow this man to become President." Trump has faced repeated criticism for his comments about women, most recently involving his attacks on a former beauty queen. The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Clinton leading Trump by five percentage points among likely voters.

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Trump apologizes for lewd talk caught on tape in 2005

Friday, October 07, 2016 - 01:38