Donald Trump Issues Defiant Video Apology for Trump Tapes; Hits Hillary, Bill

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Donald Trump issued a prepared video apology (see video below) shortly after midnight, expressing regret for the taped remarks from 2005 of him being heard on a hot mic bragging about his ability to grope women without their consent and not be rejected because of his fame and fortune.

Trump, reading remarks in a manner that seemed forced and showing virtually no expression, said that he never claimed to be a “perfect person,” that he’s said and done things that he regretted and placed the 11-year-old comments in that category.

Showing about as much emotion as Barack Obama after an Islamic terror incident, Trump said that the words in the tape “don’t reflect who I am.”

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“I said it. It was wrong. And I apologize,” he said in the minute-and-a-half statement, and called the matter a “distraction,” admitting that he’s said some “foolish things,” but then took the focus to Bill and Hillary Clinton.

“Bill Clinton has actually abused women and Hillary has bullied, attacked, shamed and intimidated his victims.”

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The Trump campaign announced that Trump will not be campaigning on Saturday, as was originally planned, but would instead be doing “debate prep.”

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“Governor Mike Pence will be representing me tomorrow in Wisconsin. I will be spending the day in New York in debate prep with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Jeff Sessions, and then flying to St. Louis on Sunday for the 2nd Presidential Debate.”

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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