Donald Trump Responds After Reported Lewd Comments About Women Surface

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Donald Trump is issuing a rare apology after a video showed him making lewd, sexually charged comments about women in 2005. He called it “locker room banter.”

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The Republican nominee said that “I apologize if anyone was offended.” He issued the statement after The Washington Post revealed the video of Trump caught on a hot mic while talking with Billy Bush of “Access Hollywood.”

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Trump is heard saying he “did try and f— her,” referring to an unknown woman. He also used graphic terms to describe the woman’s body and said he frequently tried to kiss beautiful women.

He boasted that “when you’re a star they let you do it.”

He said: “You can do anything.”

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Trump has a long history of making crude comments about women.

Donald Trump’s rival in the race for the White House, Hillary Clinton, took to Twitter to respond to the video.

“This is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become president,” Clinton said on Twitter.

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