Top aide: Lewd comments came before Trump 'revitalized his faith'
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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSenators introduce bipartisan infrastructure bill in rare Sunday session Gosar's siblings pen op-ed urging for his resignation: 'You are immune to shame' Sunday shows - Delta variant, infrastructure dominate MORE's lewd comments about women in 2005 came before he "revitalized his faith," a top aide to the Republican presidential nominee said Tuesday.

"Those of us that have gotten to know him know the journey that he has been on to his faith," Trump national co-chair and policy adviser Sam Clovis said on "The Mike Gallagher Show," according to CNN.


"And I think that this was one of those episodes that occurred at a time in his life before he had a turned the corner on this. I think he's, as I think Jerry Falwell has said and James Dobson and others have commented on the fact that he is a new Christian," Clovis said.

In a video released by The Washington Post last week, Trump bragged about trying to have sex with a married woman and said that because he was a celebrity women would allow him to "do anything" to them, include grab their genitals.

He has since apologized for the remarks, dismissing them as "locker room banter."

Clovis said Trump has changed through his faith.

"This is a person who has revitalized his faith over just recent years. And for many of us who have been on a faith journey for a long time, we all understand this. We all understand how this evolves and I think that's why evangelicals are sticking with him regardless of the gutter talk that took place on that set," Clovis said.