Under fire for lewd comments about groping women, Donald Trump released a video statement late Friday in a bid to save his candidacy, apologizing and pledging to be a "better man."
"I've said and done things I regret," he said. "Anyone who knows me knows these words don't reflect who I am. I said it, I was wrong, and I apologize."
"I pledge to be a better man tomorrow," he said.
Trump is defiant in the video, saying that there is a "big difference" between his words and former President Bill Clinton's "abuse" of women in the White House. He also called the discussion surrounding his comments a distraction.
“I never said I’m a perfect person nor pretended to be someone I’m not,” Trump said. “I’ve said and done things I regret and the words released today on this more than decade-old video are one of them. These words don’t reflect who I am. I said it, I was wrong and I apologize.
He added that his travels around the country for the campaign has changed him and that he would "be a better man."
“I’ve said some foolish things, but there is a big difference between the words and actions of other people Bill Clinton has actually abused women and Hillary has bullied, attacked, intimidated and shamed his victims,” Trump said in the video posted to his Facebook page.
"Let's be honest, we are living in the real world. this is nothing more than a distraction from the important issues we are facing today. We are losing our jobs, we are less safe than we were eight years ago, and Washington is totally broken."
“We will discuss this more in the coming days. See you at the debate on Sunday.”
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