Election 2016

Trump: ‘I said insulting things about women before I knew I’d be running for office’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump AP Photo/John Bazemore

Speaking with Wisconsin talk radio host Charles Sykes, presidential candidate Donald Trump said we should forgive him his history of sexist and insulting comments about women — since he didn’t know he was going to run for office at the time he said them:

I’ve been a person that’s been in the entertainment business and a very big person in business and I’ve been quoted over the years by everybody. I became a celebrity. Are the rules different for celebrities? Are celebrities allowed to insult women?”

“Well the rules aren’t different, but I never thought I would run for office. And many people, Howard Stern would interview me and everybody would be having fun, and the women would be laughing.”

h/t: Mediaite

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