WASHINGTON (TIP): Democratic US Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on August 23 told her Republican opponent Donald Trump on Twitter that it was too late to apologize for the highly controversial remarks he’s been making throughout his campaign. Clinton’s message to Trump – accompanied by a video compilation of Trump’s comments – came after the real estate magnate on Saturday said at a North Carolina rally that he regretted saying things that “may have caused personal pain.”
“It’s too late now to say sorry,” Clinton’s tweet reads. The accompanying video begins with a clip from the rally where Trump attempted to express regret for his past comments. “Sometimes, in the heat of debate, and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don’t choose the right words…And believe it or not, I regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain,” he’d said.
In the video, the Clinton campaign interspersed the clip of that conciliatory statement with clips from older speeches and interviews featuring the Republican nominee. In these clips, he is seen calling Republican primary candidate Marco Rubio ‘Little Marco,’ (allegedly a reference to Rubio’s height) calling for a ban on Muslims entering the US, and referring to an unnamed woman as “a disgusting pig.”
The video goes on to show other controversial statements involving Trump – notably his suggestion that the mother of a fallen Pakistani-origin Muslim American soldier wasn’t allowed to speak at the Democratic National Convention, while her husband famously criticized Trump’s call for a ban on Muslims coming to America. It also shows him categorically refusing – on a number of occasions – to express regret or apologize for his views and remarks, in response to questions from journalists. “I like not to regret anything,” he is heard saying. (Agencies)