Clinton will address the comments and Trump’s fitness for office at or near the beginning of the debate, the aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said.
Honest remorse may be Trump’s only hope for salvaging what’s left of his mainstream support, according to Republican pollster Frank Luntz.
Overnight, Clinton aides joined down-ballot candidates and operatives in applying unprecedented pressure on Republican candidates to disavow Trump and rescind their endorsements or risk being tied to him on election day.
Dozens of Republican officials called for their own presidential nominee to quit the race.
Trump’s comments came a day before the second presidential debate, which begins 9 a.m. this morning Taipei time.
Trump has also been re-tweeting a series of messages from supporters, including one that lashes out at “GOP traitors!” and says not supporting is voting for “destroying America”.
During the interviews, Trump said he does not care if he satisfies the women he sleeps with.
They included former Republican presidential candidate John McCain and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Even before the new revelations of his predatory sexual remarks about women, Trump’s campaign was slumping.
Some senior Republicans and leaders on Saturday lined up to denounce presidential nominee Donald Trump for his incendiary remarks about women that he made in 2005, while some others blasted the remarks and demanded apology from Trump while not explicitly withdrawing support to him, CNN reported.
Two prominent Republican lawmakers on Sunday called for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race. “In fact, I don’t think he can”, Utah Sen. Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, tersely stated: “No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner”.
Clinton, who has already capitalised on Trump’s treatment of women, herself foreshadowed how she might respond to an attack from Trump on her marriage during a speech to a fundraiser in Washington on Wednesday.
“Politics aside”, O’Dell said, “I’m saddened that these comments still exist in our society at all”.
Ryan was heckled by Trump supporters at a campaign event in Wisconsin Saturday, which gives you an idea of how deep the split is inside the GOP.
A focus group of voters in St. Louis, Mo., told CBS “Face the Nation” moderator John Dickerson Saturday that the tape was awful, but many said they didn’t think it would change things in the race.
Nancy may have started out as the victim, but she definitely wants to end as a strong voice for other women. She said Trump is advocating assault, and that she wants her young daughter to know that she does not support the comments.
Now, 11 years later, The Washington Post uncovered audio recording on Friday of the men’s conversation… and it could not be more degrading to women.
That strategy is centred on seven battleground states and the various equations for victory among them, and at this point Clinton strategists do not see that map expanding because of the Trump comments, the aide said. Juanita Broaddrick’s lawsuit against Bill Clinton accusing him of rape was dismissed in 2001 and criminal charges were never filed. Bill Clinton has long denied the accusations.
One thing that is on everyone’s mind is what will Trump say on the tape. The remarks that Trump made about making advances on then-Access Hollywood anchor Nancy O’Dell, who is married, also drew near universal condemnation from the party. “The words my husband used are unacceptable and offensive to me”, she said.
Clinton running mate Virginia Sen. The Indiana governor said in a statement about Trump that he won’t “condone his remarks and can not defend them”.
Trump is trailing Clinton in several battleground states, including Florida and North Carolina, which he will need to win to secure the 270 electoral votes necessary to capture the White House.
A steady stream of GOP officials revoked their endorsements or called for Trump to drop out of the race, condemning the NY billionaire in emailed statements and carefully crafted tweets.