Donald Trump has issued a statement apologising for his vulgar comments against women, which were revealed in a recording from 2005 obtained by the Washington Post.
In a video uploaded to his twitter page, Mr Trump says he regrets the comments and labels them a "distraction" before taking a swipe at Bill Clinton's treatment of women.
"I've never said I'm a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that 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.
"I said it, I was wrong, and I apologize... This is nothing more than a distraction from the important issues we're facing today."
"I've said some foolish things, but there's a big difference between the words and actions of other people. 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. See you at the debate on Sunday."
In the recording, the Republican nominee boasts about groping, kissing and making sexual advances towards women using nauseating language.
"I did try and f*** her - I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn't get there, and she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she's now got the big phony tits and everything."
Mr Trump then makes lewd comments in reference to Days of Our Lives actress Arianne Zucker.
"When you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything - grab them by the p***y. You can do anything."