- Haroon Moghul: Donald Trump's apology for sometimes saying 'the wrong thing' isn't likely to persuade voters
- All his apology accomplishes is to take away the one thing he had going for him -- his bluster, Moghul writes
Haroon Moghul is a senior fellow and director of development at the Center for Global Policy. His next book, "How to be a Muslim," will be out in 2017. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)On Thursday night, Donald Trump did the unthinkable. Sometimes, he admitted, I say "the wrong thing." But Trump wants you to know he "regrets it ... particularly where it may have caused too much personal pain." At the end of the day, though, his apology doesn't matter. Not just because Donald Trump hasn't given us any reason to believe he means it, but because he's not the one who has to seek forgiveness.