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Ivanka Trump has broken her silence on the leaked tape of her father, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, making lewd remarks about women in 2005.
“My father’s comments were clearly inappropriate and offensive, and I’m glad that he acknowledged this fact with an immediate apology to my family and the American people,” she said in a statement to Fast Company.
The leaked 2005 tape of Trump aboard an “Access Hollywood” tour bus showed the Manhattan billionaire making a litany of crude sexual remarks about women, including boasting about groping women and kissing them without consent because of his celebrity status.
The Washington Post published the tape earlier this month.
Ivanka Trump’s statement came as Donald’s wife, Melania, in TV interviews defended her husband amid the scandal and claimed that TV personality Billy Bush, whom he appeared with in the video, egged him on.