Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, with his campaign upended by crude remarks he made about women 11 years ago, apologized on Friday for saying "foolish things," attempting to pivot away from a widening controversy that threatened to sink his chances to win the White House.
The real estate mogul's campaign was roiled late Friday by the disclosure of a 2005 audiotape, in which Trump made a litany of lewd remarks about women, and suggested he pursued a married woman while being newly married himself.
"I never said I'm a perfect person, nor pretended to be something that I'm not," Trump said in a brief videotaped statement released shortly after midnight via Facebook.
He added that his travels on the campaign trail have "changed" his outlook, and that he was "humbled by the faith" placed in him by his supporters. "I pledge to be a better man tomorrow, and will never, ever let you down."