UPDATE: GOP gov nominee Bill Cole critical of Trump comments

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UPDATE 10/9/16
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Bill Cole has criticized Donald Trump for his recently released comments about women.

Cole released a statement Saturday that as a father of two teenage daughters, he was offended by Trump's remarks, which were recorded in 2005. Cole has endorsed Trump and appeared with him at a rally in May at the Charleston Civic Center.

Cole says that demeaning women "is never acceptable." He says he understands that Trump has apologized for the comments, and Cole says he hopes it is a lesson that Trump carries with him in the future.

While dozens of other Republicans have called for Trump to quit his campaign, Cole made no mention of it. Trump says his campaign will continue.

Cole faces Democrat Jim Justice on Nov. 8.

UPDATE 10/8/16 @ 12:50 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) has issued a statement regarding Donald Trump's recently released comments after a tape from 2005 surfaced Friday where the republican presidential candidate can be heard making vulgar comments about women, including hitting on a married woman.

"As a woman, a mother, and a grandmother to three young girls, I am deeply offended by Mr. Trump's remarks, and there is no excuse for the disgusting and demeaning language. Women have worked hard to gain the dignity and respect we deserve. The appropriate next step may be for him to reexamine his candidacy."

The tape contains graphic language that some may find offensive. The censored recording can be heard on www.nbcnews.com.

Trump issued a video apology on his Facebook page late Friday night.

In the video Trump said,

"I've never said I'm a perfect person nor pretended to be someone that I'm not. I've said and done things I regret and the words released today on this more then a decade old video are one of them. Anyone who knows me, knows these words don't reflect who I am. I said it. I was wrong and I apologize. I've traveled the country talking about change for America, but my travels have also changed me. I've spent time with grieving mothers who've lost their children, laid off workers who's jobs have gone to other countries and people from all walks of life who just want a better future. I have gotten to know the great people of our country and I've been humbled by the faith they've placed in me. I pledge to be a better man tomorrow and will never ever let you down. Lets be honest, we're living in the real world. This is nothing more than a distraction from the important issues we're facing today. We are losing our jobs, we're less safe then we were 8 years ago, and Washington is totally broken. Hillary Clinton and her kind have run our country into the ground. I've said some foolish things but there's a big difference between the words and actions of other people. Bill Clinton has actually abused women and Hillary has bullied, attacked, shamed, and intimidated his victims. We will discuss this more in the coming days. See you at the debate on Sunday."



UPDATE 10/8/16 @ 2:59 a.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSAZ/NBC) -- Donald Trump is publicly apologizing for a controversial audio tape that surfaced Friday.

In the tape, the republican presidential candidate can be heard making vulgar comments about women, including hitting on a married woman.

The conversation took place in 2005.

The tape contains graphic language that some may find offensive. The censored recording can be heard on www.nbcnews.com.

Trump issued a video apology to his Facebook page late Friday night. Here is the entire statement:

"I've never said I'm a perfect person nor pretended to be someone that I'm not. I've said and done things I regret and the words released today on this more then a decade old video are one of them. Anyone who knows me, knows these words don't reflect who I am. I said it. I was wrong and I apologize. I've traveled the country talking about change for America, but my travels have also changed me. I've spent time with grieving mothers who've lost their children, laid off workers who's jobs have gone to other countries and people from all walks of life who just want a better future. I have gotten to know the great people of our country and I've been humbled by the faith they've placed in me. I pledge to be a better man tomorrow and will never ever let you down. Lets be honest, we're living in the real world. This is nothing more than a distraction from the important issues we're facing today. We are losing our jobs, we're less safe then we were 8 years ago, and Washington is totally broken. Hillary Clinton and her kind have run our country into the ground. I've said some foolish things but there's a big difference between the words and actions of other people. Bill Clinton has actually abused women and Hillary has bullied, attacked, shamed, and intimidated his victims. We will discuss this more in the coming days. See you at the debate on Sunday."

ORIGINAL STORY 10/7/16
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSAZ) -- A newly released tape features Donald Trump using vulgar language during a conversation with Access Hollywood.

The conversation, which took place in 2005, is between Trump and then host Billy Bush.

The two are caught discussing Trump's previous attempt of trying to start a relationship with a married woman, along with other topics regarding women.

A microphone picked up the entire conversation.

The tape contains graphic language that some may find offensive.

If you would like to watch the video, a link to the NBC News story has been attached to this story.



 
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