Melania Trump asks forgiveness for husband's 'offensive' comments
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Melania Trump says she was offended by her husband Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham to introduce resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry Support for impeachment inches up in poll Fox News's Bret Baier calls Trump's attacks on media 'a problem' MORE's "unacceptable" sexual remarks about women, but is asking the nation to accept his apology.

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Melania Trump said in a Saturday statement that the “words my husband used are unacceptable and offensive to me.” 

“This does not represent the man that I know. He has the heart and mind of a leader.”

The audio released by the Washington Post on Friday revealed a vulgar conversation Donald Trump had in 2005, describing an unsuccessful attempt to seduce a married woman, and saying that “when you’re a star” women let you “do anything.”

At the time, Trump had been married to Melania for a few months.

Trump offered a defiant apology late Friday night, noting that he “never said I’m a perfect person nor pretended to be someone I’m not.”

"These words don’t reflect who I am. I said it, I was wrong and I apologize," the GOP presidential nominee said.

Melania Trump says she hopes "people will accept his apology, as I have, and focus on the important issues facing our nation and the world. "