Before campaigning for president, the truth star was recorded on a warm microphone during an "Access Hollywood" taping.

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— -- despite apologizing months for the well known 2005 "Access Hollywood" recording of his vulgar comments around women, chairman Donald trumped is currently privately questioning the authenticity of the video capturing his exchange with television host Billy Bush, follow to sources.

The confirmation the Trump has raised doubts about the video clip to advisers in recent weeks stand in contrast to at least two instances in i m sorry he debated the video’s contents without denying it or raising questions around its veracity.

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This still grab native a 2005 video shows Donald Trump, center, attach by "Access Hollywood" host Billy Bush, left, come the set of the soap opera "Days of ours Lives" with actress Arianne Zucker because that an illustration on the show.

’I stated it, i was wrong and I apologize’

Hours after the 2005 recording was released Oct. 7, 2016, then-candidate Trump make his first public statement about the comments, in i m sorry he said "when you"re a star" ladies let males "do anything," consisting of "grab lock by the p----."

"Anyone that knows me knows these words don"t reflect who I am. I said it, ns was wrong and I apologize," Trump stated in a video clip statement he released on his society media accounts the evening.

"I never ever said that I"m a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that I"m not," he said at another suggest in the video.

’This is locker room talk’

Then, two days after that Oct. 9, he challenged live questioning about the tapes throughout the second presidential debate.

Co-moderator Anderson Cooper asked Trump about the tape, saying the Trump "described kissing females without consent, grabbing their genitals. That is sexual assault. Girlfriend bragged that you have sexually assaulted women. Perform you understand that?"

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"No, i didn’t say the at all," trump responded. "I don’t think you interpreted what to be — this was locker room talk. I’m not proud the it. I apologize to my family. Ns apologize to the American people. Absolutely I’m not proud of it. However this is locker room talk."

Cooper continued to concern Trump about it, asking again, "are girlfriend saying that what you claimed on that bus 11 years back that friend did no actually kiss women without consent or grope women without consent?"

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Moderators Anderson Cooper and also Martha Raddatz listen together Republican presidential nominee Donald trumped speaks throughout the second debate at Washington university in St. Louis, Missouri ~ above Oct. 9, 2016.
"I have great respect for women. Nobody has more respect for females than i do," trumped said.

"So, for the record, you’re speak you never did that?" Cooper said.

"I’ve claimed things that, frankly, you hear these points I said. And I was embarrassed by it. But I have tremendous respect for women," trumped said.

"Have you ever done those things?" Cooper said.

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"And women have actually respect because that me. And I will certainly tell you: No, I have not," trump card said, before pivoting to his plan to make America safe.