The GOP’s Great Orange Hope has no plans to hit the exit following the release of an incredibly damning bit of “locker room banter” with Billy Bush. As his party continues to operate in damage control mode, Trump has issued a statement vowing to remain the Republican nominee for the White House.
“I’d never withdraw. I’ve never withdrawn in my life,” declared Trump in a Washington Post interview. “No, I’m not quitting this race. I have tremendous support.”
Trump’s comments about using his status to kiss and assault women have once again placed the spotlight on a number of uncomfortable elements from the candidate’s past that range from his history of remarks about women to a looming child rape case. This is far from the ideal scenario for a presidential candidate that has a highly scrutinized debate next in his schedule. Despite the criticism of Trump within his own party, the 70-year-old business luminary says he’s received messages of encouragement.
“People are calling and saying, ‘Don’t even think about doing anything else but running,” offered Trump. “You have to see what’s going on. The real story is that people have no idea about the support. I don’t know how that’s going to boil down, but people have no idea about the support.”
As is customary, Trump punctuated that response with intense criticism of his election rival Hillary Clinton. He says Clinton makes it very easy for him to run against her. Why?
“It’s because she’s so bad,” claims Trump. “She’s so flawed as a candidate. Running against her, I can’t say it’d be the same if I ran against someone else, but running against her makes it a lot easier, that’s for sure.”
If you’re the host of a Sunday morning news chat show, we recommend getting a healthy sleep tonight. You’ve got a very busy day ahead of you.
(Via Washington Post)