After another stormy day of criticism, a defiant Donald Trump blew off criticism from both left and right Saturday, insisting he’s in the race to stay despite revelations of his vulgar comments about women.
The Republican candidate has vowed to take his case to the American people at Sunday night’s debate.
The NYPost reports,
Meanwhile, mutinous former supporters tripped over each other jumping off his bandwagon — with even his wife and running mate joining in the condemnation.
And crude revelations from the Trump archives kept coming.
His daughter Ivanka has “always been very voluptuous,” Trump told Howard Stern in tape from 2006 unearthed Saturday by CNN.
Over the course of 17 years of tape, Trump also chatted with the shock jock jock about threesomes and having sex with women on their menstrual cycles.
“I assure you: when it comes to the #trumptapes there are far worse,” former “Apprentice” producer Bill Pruitt said in a tweet Saturday night.
The candidate told The Wall Street Journal earlier Saturday that there was “zero chance I’ll quit.”
GOP vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence said he did “not condone [Trump’s] remarks and cannot defend them” and canceled plans to appear at a Wisconsin event with House Speaker Paul Ryan. Ryan on Friday lambasted Trump and withdrew his invite to the event.
“I am grateful that [Trump] has expressed remorse and apologized to the American people,” added Pence.
Trump’s campaign was thrown into chaos Friday when a 2005 video surfaced of the married mogul boasting of his attempt to “f- -k” a married TV personality and how women let him grab them by the “p- - -y” because he is a “star.”
Even Melania Trump, who was newly married to Trump at the time of the hot-mike conversation, rebuked her husband Saturday, calling his words “unacceptable and offensive,” but adding the remarks do not “represent the man that I know.”
Top Republicans were not as forgiving. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called on Trump to drop out, posting on her Facebook page, “Enough! Donald Trump should not be President.”
Third-ranking Senate Republican John Thune (SD) demanded that Trump “withdraw and Mike Pence should be our nominee effective immediately.”
Big-money campaign donors were pressuring Pence to abandon the ticket, sources said, and the Republican National Committee ordered a temporary hold on the “Victory” program it operates with the Trump campaign, Politico said.
Trump huddled with advisers at Trump Tower on Saturday and was cheered by 100 supporters when he emerged, grinning and pumping his fist, shortly after 5 p.m.
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