09/10/2016 11:50 AM AEDT | Updated 10/10/2016 9:47 AM AEDT

WATCH: Trump Supporters' Most Absurd Excuses For His Lewd Comments

Even his staunchest advocates are having a hard time with this one.

GOP politicians scrambled on Friday night to condemn Donald Trump’s derogatory comments about women in a newly released tape from 2005.

“No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever,” Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), who ran against the GOP presidential nominee in the primary, called the comments “indefensible.”

Some of Trump’s supporters and surrogates, nevertheless, gamely tried to defend them anyway, relying mostly on some combination of “it was a long time ago” and “but, Democrats.” Among the most absurd excuses:

It Could Have Been Worse

 The Comments Were Just Private ‘Locker Room Talk’


Trump Was A Democrat When He Said It

King David Had 500 Concubines, For Crying Out Loud’

Remember Bill Clinton?

From Trump himself:

Video by JM Rieger.

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.

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