— -- In a rare public statement by Melania Trump, wife of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, she said today that her husband's words in a leaked videotape from 2005 "are unacceptable and offensive to me."
She added that the remarks do not "represent the man that I know" and that she hopes the public will accept his apology and focus on issues facing the nation and world.
"The words my husband used are unacceptable and offensive to me," Melania Trump said in the statement. "This does not represent the man that I know. He has the heart and mind of a leader. I hope people will accept his apology, as I have, and focus on the important issues facing our nation and the world. "