In a videotaped midnight apology, Donald Trump is declaring "I was wrong and I apologize" after being caught on tape making vulgar and sexually charged comments.

Yet he's also dismissing the revelations as "nothing more than a distraction" from a decade ago. And he's signaling he'd close his campaign by arguing that Democrat Hillary Clinton has committed greater sins against women.

Trump's videotaped statement capped a jarring day that threatened to sink the businessman's White House bid and sent Republicans into a panic just over a month from Election Day and on the cusp of Sunday's debate.

Outraged GOP lawmakers condemned Trump's comments. Trump is heard in the 2005 video bragging about women letting him kiss and grab them because he is famous.

Melania Trump Statement (twitter image)


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