You're defending him.
Lots of good responses so far.
What it really comes down to is not so much the exact words he said, but whether or not people think he is sincere.
"I'm sorry if I offended" can be interpreted as "sorry not sorry" or a passively worded way of saying "I'm sorry I offended". How you interpret it comes down to if you believe him or not.
Again, I am not defending him. I think his apology was better than saying nothing. But we could spend pages crafting the perfect response, but as soon as it comes out of PDP's mouth, people will say "well of course he didn't mean it".
So are we really criticizing the apology itself, or can we just admit that nothing he says will be good enough since most people would't believe a word of it anyway. Seems kind of silly to criticize the apology, when we know if he had done more we would just move the goalposts and say "still not good enough".
And you are making him seem like a victim.
And it's not fooling anyone.