Donald Trump Says He's 'Embarrassed' by Vulgar 2005 Tape During Debate

In the recording, Trump said that he was able to grope women.

October 9, 2016, 9:40 PM

ST. LOUIS, Missouri— -- Donald Trump said he’s “very embarrassed” by his vulgar comments that were recorded in 2005 when he talked about his ability to make advances on women because of his fame.

“I hate it but it’s locker room talk,” he said in tonight’s presidential debate in St. Louis.

“This was locker room talk. I’m not proud of it. I apologized to my family. I apologized to the American people. Certainly I'm not proud of it. But this is locker room talk,” he said.

Trump then pivoted to ISIS and how the group is “chopping off heads” and how “so many bad things [are] happening — this is like medieval times,” saying such issues should be the focus of the debate.

"We should get on to much more important things and much bigger things," the Republican presidential nominee said.

When pressed by co-moderator Anderson Cooper whether he ever did any of the actions he described in the tape, which included kissing women against their will and groping their genitalia, Trump said he had not.

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