Donald Trump has actually apologized for his sexist and misogynistic comments, though he immediately turned around and pointed the finger at Bill Clinton for abusing women.
In a statement recorded just after midnight on Saturday at Trump Tower, the Republican presidential candidate apologized for remarks made in 2005 in which he told Billy Bush that “you can do anything” to women when “you’re a star,” even “grab them by the p—y.”
“I’ve never said I’m a perfect person, nor pretended that I’m someone that I’m not,” Trump said in his statement. “I’ve said and done things I regret and the words released today on this more than a decade old video are some of them. I said it, I was wrong and I apologize.”
But with the apology over with, he immediately went into criticizing Bill Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
“I’ve said some foolish things but there’s a big difference between the words and actions of other people,” Trump said. “Bill Clinton has actually abused women and Hillary has bullied, attacked, shamed and intimidated his victims.”
Of course, Trump’s apology was immediately blasted on social media, with many saying that he was deflecting or that he was not taking it seriously, and even other Republicans have been shunning their party nominee over the comments, with House Speaker Paul Ryan cancelling an event with him Saturday.