Donald Trump issued a short video statement early Saturday morning saying "I was wrong" after a 2005 video surfaced where he discussed groping women with former "Access Hollywood" host Billy Bush.
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The real estate mogul drew fire for the comments in which he gloated about what he could do because he was a "star."
"I never said that I'm a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that I'm not," he said on the video, posted to his Facebook page.
"Anyone who knows me knows these words don't reflect who I am," he added. "I said it, I was wrong and I apologize."
Trump called the 2005 video a "distraction," noted that it was a "more-than decade-old video" and promised to be a "better man." But he also took aim Bill Clinton and the former president's record with women, without elaborating.
Here is my statement. pic.twitter.com/WAZiGoQqMQ— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2016
In the video, first reported by the Washington Post, Trump can be heard making the controversial remarks.
"You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful -- I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait," Trump says on the tape.
"And when you’re a star they let you do it... You can do anything."
"Whatever you want," another voice can be heard saying.
"Grab them by the p----," Trump says. "You can do anything."
Trump then can be heard bragging about how he tried to have an affair with a married woman.
"I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it," Trump said.
"I did try and f--- her. She was married," he can be heard saying.
"I moved on her like a b----, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married."
In the wake of the tape's release, Trump issued a statement dismissing the remarks as "locker room banter" and said he apologized if the remarks "offended" anyone.
The comments provoked a flurry of criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike and even led to Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz pulling his vote.
ABC News did not immediately receive a response from NBC Universal, which owns "Access Hollywood." Bush has apologized for the incident.