President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he “absolutely” regrets retweeted a video of a man touching women inappropriately by saying it was a “terrible” and “disgracable” act, a day after the clip was circulated on social media.
In a statement released Tuesday, Trump said he had retweeted the video of the incident, which was posted on his personal account.
The tweet was not removed from the president’s feed until Tuesday morning.
The president did not respond to a question about whether he regrets the retweet, which he has called “a terrible, terrible and disgusting” act.
“I certainly apologize for retweeting the horrible video,” Trump said in the statement.
“I have nothing further to add.”
The president also said he believes the video is not an “actual” recording of him.
In the video, the man can be heard repeatedly making unwanted advances to the woman in a public space, according to a screenshot provided by The Washington Post.
The woman can be seen walking away from him and telling the man to stop.
In the video that was posted to his personal Twitter account, the woman can also be heard telling him to stop, prompting him to respond: “That’s so rude.
I don’t want to talk to you.”
Trump’s statement did not address whether the video showed a sexual assault.
He has repeatedly called the incident “locker room talk” and said in a tweet Tuesday that the video “was just locker room talk.”
In an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos last week, Trump called the woman “a very nasty person,” who he called “horrible.”
“She is a very nasty, bad, nasty woman, George,” Trump told Stephanopoulos.
“She was there for 30 minutes.
She was there to have her lunch with me, she was there because I was the president, she said I’m going to get you in trouble for this, George.
I didn’t do that.
She said, ‘You’re a terrible person.'”
In another tweet Tuesday, the president said: “I absolutely do not condone this type of behavior.”
Trump did not immediately respond to ABC News questions about whether the president believes the incident is a “real” recording.