'Enough!' Condoleezza Rice joins list of outraged Republicans calling for Trump to drop out of presidential race
- Former Secretary of State said Trump 'should not be President'
- She joined a growing list of Republicans to call for his withdrawal
- Dozens withdrew endorsements in wake of his comments towards women
- The businessman boasted how he could 'grab 'em by the p****' in 2005
- Melanie Trump condemned her husband's remarks as 'unacceptable'
- Speaker of the house Paul Ryan said he was 'sickened' by Trump's words
- The candidate was still swarmed by supporters in New York on Saturday
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called for Donald Trump to pull out of the race for the White House on Saturday
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice joined an expanding list of outraged GOP figures calling for Donald Trump's withdrawal from the presidential race.
The politician furiously took to Facebook on Saturday to insist that he withdraw his bid for the White House, fuming: 'Enough! Donald Trump should not be President.'
She was the latest in a string of high profile Republicans to have condemned the candidate since he was heard making lewd and sexually aggressive comments about women on a leaked 2005 tape on Friday night.
In the footage, the then newlywed was caught on microphone boasting that he could 'grab women by the p****' because he was a star.
'He should withdraw. As a Republican, I hope to support someone who has the dignity and stature to run for the highest office in the greatest democracy on earth,' Rice said after the tape was exposed.
Others to have admonish the businessman included his wife Melanie who released a statement on Saturday sharing her disappointment at the comments.
'The words my husband used are unacceptable and offensive to me. This does not represent the man that I know,' she said.
'Enough!' The politician took to Facebook to furiously call for Trump's withdrawal
Rice said the Republican presidential candidate did not have the 'dignity and stature' to run for office. He has vowed to stay in the race despite widespread fury from senior GOP figures over his lewd comments about women
'He has the heart and mind of a leader. I hope people will accept his apology, as I have, and focus on the important issues facing out nation and the world,' she said.
Trump was on his way to film a guest appearance on a soap in 2005 when he was caught making the remarks to Access Hollywood host Billy Bush.
The pair were in a bus and off-camera but had their microphones turned on when he admitted to trying to 'f***' a married woman who was later named as TV host Nancy O'Dell.
'And I moved on her very heavily... 'I moved on her like a b***h, but I couldn't get there. And she was married,' he said.
Moments later, at the sight of actress Arianne Zucker, he continued: 'You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait.
Trump was caught on microphone boasting that he could do 'anything' to women because he was a star in a leaked recording taken in 2005 while he appeared on Access Hollywood. The most outrageous remark was his to host Billy Bush that he could 'grab them by the p****'
Trump appeared on the show with Bush (right), who has since apologized, and actress Arianne Zucker (center) She was not in earshot of his claims
'And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.'
'Grab them by the p---y. You can do anything.'
Scores of Republicans withdrew their endorsements in the wake of the tape's release, giving no heed to the billionaire's apology and claim excuse that the comments did not reflect his ability to lead the country.
Among them was Trump's running mate, Mike Pence.
'As a husband and father, I was offended by the words and actions described by Donald Trump in the eleven-year-old video released yesterday.
'I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them. I am grateful that he has expressed remorse and apologized to the American people.
'We pray for his family and look forward to the opportunity he has to show what is in his heart when the goes before the nation tomorrow night.'
Melania Trump (above with her husband at the first presidential debate on September 26) condemned his comments as 'offensive and unacceptable'
Trump's running mate Mike Pence (left) said he could not defend the comments. Speaker of the house Paul Ryan (right) said he was 'sickened' by them
WHICH REPUBLICANS HAVE DENOUNCED DONALD TRUMP OR CONDEMNED HIS COMMENTS?
Ohio Senator Rob Portman
Former New York Governor George Pataki
Colorado Congressman Mike Coffman
Tennessee Senator Bob Corker
Minnesota Congressman Erik Paulsen
Former presidential candidate Ben Carson
Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse
Alabama Representative Bradley Byrne
West Virginia Shelley Moore Capito
RNC Chair Reince Priebus
Ohio Governor John Kasich
Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley
Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson
New York Congressman Chris Collins
Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson
Texas Governor Greg Abbott
Nebraska Governor Pete Rickets
Running mate Mike Pence
Republican Speaker Paul Ryan
Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell
Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush
Texas Senator Ted Cruz
Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers
Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey
Florida Senator Marco Rubio
Illinois Congressman Robert Dold
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
Utah Senator Orrin Hatch
North Carolina Senator Richard Burr
Indiana Congressman Todd Young
Iowa Senator Joni Ernst
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory
WHO ARE THE REPUBLICANS THAT HAVE WITHDRAWN THEIR SUPPORT FOR DONALD TRUMP OR CALLED ON HIM TO DROP OUT?
Illinois Senator Mark Kirk
Utah Senator Mike Lee
Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan
Virginia Representative Barbara Comstock
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake
New Jersey Representative Scott Garrett
Alabama Congresswoman Martha Roby
Nevada Representative Joe Heck
South Dakota Senator John Thune
New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte
Utah Governor Gary Hebert
Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz
Idaho Senator Mike Crapo
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard
Texas Congressman Will Hurd
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham
Maine Senator Susan Collins
Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenbury
California Congressman David Valadao
Arizona Senator John McCain
Utah Governor Gary Hebert
Missouri Congresswoman Ann Wagner
Former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina
Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer
Nevada Congressman Cresent Hardy
Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski
Utah Congresswoman Mia Love
Pennsylvania Congressman Charlie Dent
Michigan Congressman Fred Upton
Colorado Senator Cory Gardner
Colorado Senate nominee Darryl Glenn
Florida Congressman Tom Rooney
New Jersey Congressman Frank LoBiondo
Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman
Utah Congressman Chris Stewart
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley
Michigan Congressman Justin Amash
Speaker of the house Paul Ryan said he was 'sickened' buy the comments,
'I am sickened by what I heard today. Women are to be championed and revered, not objectified.
'I hope Mr. Trump treats this situation with the seriousness it deserves and works to demonstrate to the country that he has greater respect for women than this clip suggests,' Ryan said in a statement.
Dozens who previously endorsed the controversial candidate withdrew their support on Saturday.
Trump refuses to step down, however, frantically writing on Twitter: 'The media and establishment want me out of the race so badly - I WILL NEVER DROP OUT OF THE RACE, WILL NEVER LET MY SUPPORTERS DOWN!'
The scandal came hours before the second presidential debate on Sunday night.
Trump will face Hillary Clinton at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, at 9pm E.T.
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