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Trump deflects after lewd video uproar

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>> I was offended and dismayed.>> As the list of Republican leaders denouncing Donald Trump grows, the GOP candidate showing no signs he's willing to back down.>> Tremendous support.>> Are you staying in the race?>> Hundred percent.>> The New York businessman instead deflecting criticism to his opponent and her husband.
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On Sunday, tweeting a link to an interview by conservative outlet, Breitbart News with a woman who accuses Bill Clinton of raping her in the 1970s. The plan of attack comes after the release of a video showing Trump making lewd and threatening comments about women.>> I did try and fuck her.
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She was married.>> That's huge news there.>> You can do anything.>> Whatever you want.>> Grab them by the pussy.>>
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You can do anything.>> The recording prompted several members of the party establishment to pull support of their nominee. Some, including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Dakota's John Thune, the third highest ranking Republican in the Senate, calling on Trump to drop out of the race entirely.
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Even his running mate Mike Pence and his wife released statements condemning his words. Melania Trump saying the comments were unacceptable and offensive, but asking Americans to accept her husband's apology.>> I said it, I was wrong, and I apologize.>> Still, Reuters' Ginger Gibson says he may have more to do.
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>> He's gonna have to address this issue directly, he's going to have to again likely apologize for it, and he's gonna have to convince voters he's feeling this apology. There was criticism on Saturday that he was apologizing for being caught, not for actually expressing those sentiments or having those thoughts.
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He's gonna have to show a lot of repent.>> But Trump's mia culpa posted on Facebook late Friday, alluded to a different strategy.>> I've said some foolish things, but there's a big difference between the words and actions of other people. Bill Clinton has actually abused women and Hillary has bullied, attacked, shamed and intimidated his victims.
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>> And on Sunday he tweeted, so many self-righteous hypocrites. Watch their poll numbers and elections go down.