Video from 2005 shows Trump making lewd comments about women
WASHINGTON - 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."
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."
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.
“And when you’re a star they let you do it,” Trump says. “You can do anything. Grab them by the p---y. You can do anything.”
Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte says Trump's comments "totally inappropriate and offensive."
Ayotte, who is locked in a close re-election race against New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, has walked a fine line in responding to the Republican presidential nominee. Ayotte has repeatedly said she will support him but not endorse him.
She stumbled earlier this week when she told a debate audience that Trump "absolutely" was a role model for children. She quickly issued a statement saying she misspoke and neither Trump nor Hillary Clinton is a role model.
GOP chairman Reince Priebus says 'no woman should ever be described in these terms.'
Watch the video via the Washington Post here.