Donald Trump’s B.S. Fake Apology Was One of the Most Pathetic Things I’ve Ever Seen (Video)

When you hit rock bottom where the only real option you have is a “heartfelt apology” in a desperate attempt to appear humble and remorseful, the only thing that can really make things worse for you is to seem insincere, deflect away from the issue and try to make yourself look better by pointing the finger at other things.

Well, in Donald Trump’s bullshit “apology” he released Friday evening, he managed to do all three.

First, the fact it took him all day to release this 91 second campaign stunt after much of the country had already gone to bed speaks volumes. If someone is truly sorry about saying what he said on the 2005 video, it wouldn’t take them all day to come up with an “apology” that was clearly written by someone else and read by Trump as if he was being held hostage by terrorists.

There’s absolutely nothing sincere about this “apology.”

But let me break down this farce:

I’ve never said I’m a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone who I’m not. I’ve said and done things I regret, and the words released today on this more than a decade-old video are one of them. Anyone who knows me, know these words don’t reflect who I am.

I said it, it was wrong, and I apologize.

The fact that he made sure to mention that his comments were “more than a decade old” is the first attempt by Trump to act as if the date when they were said matters. That might be a valid defense — had he not called Alicia Machado “disgusting” and said her weight was a “real problem” just last week. Then there was the temper tantrum the threw on Twitter where he attempted to slander the former Miss Universe by claiming she made a sex tape, that doesn’t actually exist.

That’s on top of his insinuation that Ted Cruz’s wife is ugly, making fun of Carly Fiorina’s face and doubling-down on his insults of Rosie O’Donnell during the first presidential debate when he called her “fat.”

So this idea that Trump’s sexism is something “from the past” is absolutely ridiculous. There are decades of records where Trump’s said blatantly sexist remarks about women — including just last week.

Furthermore, that’s the only part of his statement that was apologetic. Immediately after that, he spent the next two-thirds deflecting and trying to make himself look better:

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 whose 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.

Let’s be honest. We’re living in the real world. This is nothing more than a distraction from the important issues we are facing today. We are losing our jobs, we are less safe than we were 8 years ago and Washington is broken.

Hillary Clinton, and her kind, have run our country into the ground.

That’s what you call him trying to make himself look like a “changed man” by mentioning “grieving mothers who’ve lost children” and people whose “jobs have gone to other countries,” while pretending like this has changed him.

I would like to point out that one of those grieving families were the Khans who he attacked a few weeks ago, and most of his company’s products are made in “other countries.” So that’s all complete bullshit, too.

Then the real Trump starts to show up when he pivots away from any semblance of an apology to his usual “ignore people bringing up things I’ve said and done that prove I’m an awful human being because it’s just a distraction” nonsense.

After that, he went full-on Donald Trump:

I’ve said some foolish things, but there is a big difference between words and actions. 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.

And there it is: What I said was bad — but Bill and Hillary Clinton are worse!

If there’s ever a true tell-tale sign of someone who’s not remotely sorry for something they’ve done, that’s it. Any time someone tries to “apologize” by pointing the finger at someone else in an attempt to make themselves look better, they’re really not sorry.

And the tone of this is a joke. Like I said earlier, he was saying these things as if he was an ISIS hostage being forced to read statements off note cards.

This entire “apology” was the textbook example of someone who isn’t remotely remorseful for what he said, he’s just “sorry” that he got caught. Because instead of coming out (quickly) to issue a heartfelt statement where he did nothing more than apologize, show regret and promise to make up for his comments and be a better person — he spent most of his “apology” deflecting away from the issue, spouting off a few campaign lines and trying to make himself look better by saying what Bill and Hillary Clinton have done to women is worse.

The truth is, there’s no way that he could have issued an apology that truly conveyed shame, humility and remorse for what he said, because who he is today is the exact same person he was 11 years ago when he made those comments.

He’s the same person. He isn’t sorry he said any of that, he’s just sorry people found out about it.

Watch the video below:

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Bonta-kun

    When said he wasn’t going to step down from the presidential race…

    “I’ve never withdrawn in my life.”

    He even manages to make THAT sound like the sexual predator he is.

    Hey ‘Murica? If you’re even THINKING of letting him into the Oval Office on anything other than an official fucking TOUR, you seriously need your heads looking at.

  • Brian

    Has Clinton apologized to the woman whose rapist she got off the hook?

    • Mark Milligan

      why don’t you do yourself a favor and find out the facts before you make a fool of yourself

    • RachelEllis

      Quoting a meme, especially one that is untrue (imagine that!) makes you look uninformed and petty. Come back with facts and the adults will chat with you.

    • jimbo spockovich

      Do you trump supporters EVER care about FACTS? …..just listen to propaganda and repeat it like a parrot, never bothering to find out the truth….your lazy and a follower incable of thinking for yourself….
      geez i can’t believe how many morons live in the usa

    • Mary Ann Carey

      Brian please read the real fact concerning that sad situation. Hillary was ordered by the Judge to defend the person. She asked to be excused but was told she had to do it. Read the facts. You can still vote for Trump but at least do it for a real reason not because you are buying into the Republican lies.

  • RachelEllis

    It will be interesting to see how Clinton deals with him ranting about her husband – because you know he’s going to do just that…Probably at EVERY opportunity! I hope she has some thoughtful responses that absolutely infuriate him. Just rev up that that orange sack of hate and let him spin! (I just hope his keepers don’t medicate his ass to keep him quiet!)