Donald Trump said he didn't apologize to his wife after the release of a video in which he bragged about kissing and groping women without their consent and allegations that he sexually assaulted nine women.
“I didn't even apologize to my wife, who’s sitting right here, because I didn’t do anything,” Trump said.
“It was all lies and it was fiction,” Trump said of the allegations of the women. Earlier this month The Washington Post made public a tape in which Trump brags about being able to force himself on women because he is a “star.”
In an interview Monday on CNN, Melania Trump said her husband apologized to her.
“Well, when we talk in private, I’ll keep it private, and he apologized. I accept his apology. I hope the American people will accept it well,” Melania Trump said.
Donald Trump claimed that Clinton's campaign helped put the allegations forward; Clinton said that the women heard “Donald talking about what he did to women” and came forward.
“He said he could not possibly have done those things to those women because they were not attractive enough,” Clinton said. Trump denied that he said such things.
But Trump did say just that at rallies this past week, mocking the looks of women who accused him of assault.
“Believe me, she would not be my first choice — that I can tell you,” Trump said during a campaign event in North Carolina, referring to a woman who said Trump groped her on an airplane decades ago. “You don’t know. That would not be my first choice.”
Trump also mocked the looks of a People Magazine reporter who alleged that Trump kissed her without her consent.
“Look at her. . . . I don't think so,” Trump said.