WASHINGTON (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."
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. He spoke graphicly about how easy it was for celebrities like himself to seduce women.
He boasted that "when you're a star they let you do it."
He said: "You can do anything."
Trump has a long history of making crude comments about women.
The Post said Trump was recently married to Melania at the time the conversation was recorded on a bus near the "Days of Our Lives" set.
Trump issued a statement, saying, "This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course - not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended."
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