Hours after footage leaked of Repubiclican presidential candidate Donald Trump making shockingly vulgar comments about women on a hot mic during an interview with Billy Bush, the reality star turned politician has issued a statement apologizing - sort of - for his remarks.
While the apology was a necessity, many are commenting on the lack of a sense of genuine remorse from the candidate as he continues to flounder under the national spotlight.
Trump began, "I've never said I'm a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that I'm not." He continues, "Anyone who knows me don't reflect who I am. I said it, I am wrong, and I apologize."
He goes on to discuss how his campaign has changed him as a person while glossing over the fact that for many, this video has only confirmed who millions of Americans already believed Trump was.
Watch the entire apology below:
In an immediate response the Trump campaign, and the Republican party has begun to crumble around him. Speaker of the House Ryan Paul publicly denounced Trump on Friday evening, and numerous elected officials rescinded their previous support. It is now not a question of whether Trump can come back from this, but whether his campaign as a whole can come back at all.
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