The White House on Tuesday condemned Donald Trump’s “repugnant” on-mic boast about unsolicited groping of women, saying those actions would constitute sexual assault.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the James L. Knight Center on September 16, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Mr. Trump is in a tight race against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton as the November 8th election nears. PHOTO: Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP
“The president found the tape as repugnant as most Americans did,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest, adding that most people would consider the actions described by Trump as “sexual assault.”
Trump has apologized for the comments, saying they represented “locker-room” banter, rather than his actual actions.