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Former Gov. Jan Brewer: Donald Trump is always a gentleman around me

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump kisses his daughter Ivanka Trump following the second presidential debate with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. Behind is Donald Trump Jr. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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PHOENIX — Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump always treats her like a gentleman.

“Always very, very respectful to me,” Brewer said of Trump on KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Mac & Gaydos. “Always a gentleman.”

Brewer’s comments came just days after the latest Trump uproar. On Friday, the Washington Post released a video that included a conversation he had with Billy Bush, then of “Access Hollywood,” 11 years ago in which he made lewd and sexually aggressive comments about women.

The former governor said she disagrees entirely with what the nominee said.

“I think the world agrees that it was absolutely despicable language that he used and it was wrong and it was certainly inappropriate and disgusting,” she said.

However, Brewer said that, despite the “despicable, gross, disgusting” language used by Trump, she recognizes the conversation was years ago and Trump believed he was speaking privately and happened to be caught by a microphone left on.

“Does that make an excuse for it? Probably not,” she said.

Brewer described Trump as a genuine and thoughtful person and said she has known him for about seven or eight years. She added that she understands why people are upset.

“We hold people that are in office to a higher standard,” she said. “We always have and we should.”

But Brewer said the public would do well to move past Trump’s comments and focus more on the issues they really care about, such as jobs and the economy.

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