With the second presidential debate just hours away, Donald Trump’s recent controversy takes center stage. Many are anticipating this debate since this will be the first public event Donald Trump will address his controversial comments. On a leaked video obtained by the Washington Post on Friday, Donald Trump said some controversial comments regarding women. The comments made by Trump included many degrading comments such as “Grab them by the p****. You can do anything.” and “I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try and f*** her.”.
Many Republicans have expressed outrage regarding these comments from a 2005 video. House Speaker Paul Ryan issued a statement where he said that he was “sickened’ by Trump’s comments. He also blocked Trump from coming to prescheduled campaign event where the two men would have appeared together publicly for the first time.
There has also been a growing list of republicans withdrawing their endorsements for Trump including Sen. John Mccain (2008 Republican Presidential Nominee.), Missouri Rep. Ann Wagner, Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, and many more.
Long time republican, actor, and former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger issued this statement on Twitter today:
As proud as I am to label myself a Republican, there is one label that I hold above all else – American. My full statement: pic.twitter.com/biRvY8S3aZ
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) October 8, 2016
With a presidential debate happening tomorrow, we will see if Trump can redeem himself or continue in a downward spiral.
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