Trump adviser backtracks on rape comments

  • 29/07/2015
Donald Trump (Reuters)
Donald Trump (Reuters)

There has been another gaffe from United States presidential hopeful Donald Trump's camp, and this time an apology has come with it.

Michael Cohen, who is part of the Trump organisation, told a reporter "there is no such thing as marital rape".

"[Cohen has] had to march it back and called it an inarticulate comment and [apologised]," US correspondent Malcolm Brown told Paul Henry this morning. "You've seen the Trump camp distancing themselves from [Cohen] somewhat dramatically, saying he's not a spokesperson for Donald Trump."

Meanwhile, US dentist Walter Palmer has been accused of killing Zimbabwe's much-loved Cecil the lion.

"[Palmer] is the gentleman who paid around US$50,000 to do this," says Brown. "This is a pretty well-established practice; trophy hunters from the US go to Africa, hunting big game and then like to have their photograph taken with it."

Watch the video for Michael Brown's full US wrap.