Last week, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said that he regrets some of his harmful rhetoric, “particularly where it may have caused personal pain.”
Trump ― as he and his campaign have done before ― declined to specify which of his many offensive statements and personal attacks he regretted.
“No, I don’t want to talk about that. I just think that every once in a while, I could probably do, I could make statements maybe a little bit differently,” he said.
Then he suggested that “a lot of people” didn’t want him to express any regret at all.
“A lot of people like my statements,” Trump said. “Frankly, a lot of people said, ‘Oh, don’t even say that. We love your statements.’”
“I’m a very honest person. I’m an honorable person,” he added. “But if I soften things up in terms of statements made, that would be OK.”
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.