Donald Trump's vulgar conversation about women caught on hot mic
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Oct 08, 2016,
Oct 08, 2016, 15:38
Mr Trump recently said he would not bring up stories about Bill Clinton's infidelities in the debate, after previously threatening to do so. He had suggested he'd share the stage with Trump as well, when asked about speculation that he might avoid a photo-op.
Trump held a town-hall-styled event Thursday night in New Hampshire, but appeared not to treat it like a warmup session. For the first time, the USA publicly blamed the Russian government for hacking the Democratic National Committee and accused Moscow of trying to interfere with the American election. Obscenities and terms that disparage women are used throughout the recording. "Ever", chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement.
Trump's statement, which is being characterized as his first apology of the campaign despite actually being a full apology, is just 36 words. "No woman should ever be victimized by this kind of inappropriate behavior". "He alone bears the burden of his conduct and alone should suffer the consequences".
Appearing on CNN Friday, Utah Rep. Rep. Jason Chaffetz retracted his endorsement of Trump, saying: "I'm out".
Pence said he was "beside himself" and his wife was furious, according to a person familiar with their thinking. "His comments are totally inappropriate and offensive" Ayotte said.
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Yet even as he did so, the Republican US presidential hopeful claimed the astonishing recording was "nothing more than a distraction" and his words were not almost as egregious as former president Bill Clinton's marital affairs.
The video apology, which followed a written statement in which Mr Trump sought to brush off the incident as "locker room banter", came amid reports that even at this stage, senior figures within the Republican Party were looking to see if they could dump him as their the candidate. He then went on to point to Bill Clinton's scandals, and said Hillary Clinton "has bullied, attacked, shamed and intimidated his victims".
"I said it, I was wrong, and I apologize", he said.
Time of death for the Trump campaign.
Video of Trump's private conversations with "Access Hollywood" host Billy Bush surfaced Friday in The Washington Post, just two days before the next debate.
"I've got to use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her", Trump said after seeing Arianne Zucker, the actress who was waiting to escort them to the sets. It's like a magnet. With voters posing them, you have no idea what questions will arise. "You can do anything". I've said and done things I regret and the words released today on a more than a decade-old video are one of them.
"Hillary Clinton was married to the single greatest abuser of women in the history of politics", Trump told The New York Times in a recent interview.
Trump's coarse language, shocking even by the standards of this year's campaign, comes at a make-or-break moment for Trump, as he trails his Democratic rival in national polls and women, furious over his series of demeaning comments, are seen overwhelmingly backing Clinton.
"It is never appropriate to condone unwanted sexual advances or violence against women".
That explanation doesn't fit with the boorish, newly married Trump shown on the video privately boasting about his efforts to seduce a married woman and have his way with whomever he pleases.