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

Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' MORE says many of his comments disparaging women were made “for the purpose of entertainment.”

ADVERTISEMENT

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 Clinton Democrats plot new approach to win over rural voters The Memo: Sanders-Warren battle could reshape Democratic primary Rosenstein says he authorized release of Strzok-Page texts 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.