Trump’s wife has asked America to forgive her husband after a 2005 tape of the GOP nominee showed him lewdly bragging about his treatment of women.
“The words my husband used are unacceptable and offensive to me,” Melania Trump said in a statement released by the campaign Saturday afternoon. “This does not represent the man that I know. He has the heart and mind of a leader.”
The former model urged Americans to excuse her husband after he delivered a taped apology.
“I hope people will accept his apology, as I have, and focus on the important issues facing our nation and the world,” Trump said.
In his Facebook video, released after midnight on Saturday, the GOP nominee told viewers “I never said I’m a perfect person. Nor pretended to be someone that I’m not. I’ve said and done things I regret and the words released today on this more than a decade old video are one of them. Anyone who knows me knows these words don’t reflect who I am. I said it. I was wrong and I apologize.”
Trump delivered the apology after the Washington Post published a recording of a private 2005 conversation where Trump crassly discussed how he would be aggressive when sexually pursuing women.
Some GOP members have unendorsed Trump, however, the GOP nominee has said he is going nowhere. In a series of Facebook and Twitter posts, he reassures his supporters that he will continue fighting for them. However, a Politico/Morning Call polls conducted and released on Saturday 9th October as a result of the 2005 comments showed a sharp contrast between both parties, while over 70 of Democrats thinks Trump should drop out of the race, over 72 of Republicans want him to continue and be supported by the GOP.
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