Trump says he insulted women 'for the purpose of entertainment'

Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFranklin Graham says Trump comeback would 'be a very tough thing to do' Man suspected in wife's disappearance accused of casting her ballot for Trump Stefanik: Cheney is 'looking backwards' MORE says many of his comments disparaging women were made “for the purpose of entertainment.”

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Trump was asked in a Wednesday interview with News 3 Las Vegas if he could understand why parents of young girls are concerned about his history of making crude comments toward women.

"A lot of that was done for the purpose of entertainment. There's nobody that has more respect for women than I do," the real estate mogul responded.

"Are you trying to tone it down now?" Jim Snyder, the News 3 interviewer, asked.

"It's not a question of trying; it's very easy," Trump said.

Democrats have locked on Trump’s behavior toward women in recent weeks.

During the first presidential debate, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCongress won't end the wars, so states must Democrats say it's up to GOP to stop Trump 2024 Hillary Clinton to speak at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders summit MORE attacked Trump for his comments about a former Miss Universe, whom the businessman had attacked for gaining weight in 1996. 

The issue stayed in the headlines for days as Trump renewed his criticisms of the woman’s weight gain from two decades ago.