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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall in Sandown, N.H. Trump made a series of lewd and sexually charged comments about women as he waited to make a cameo appearance on a soap opera in 2005. The Republican presidential nominee issued a rare apology Friday, “if anyone was offended.”

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pauses during a meeting with members of the National Border Patrol Council at Trump Tower today in New York.

NEW YORK » Caught on tape making shockingly crude comments about a married woman he tried to seduce, Donald Trump declared in a midnight video, “I was wrong and I apologize.” Yet even as he did so, he claimed the astonishing recording was “nothing more than a distraction” and argued his words were not nearly as egregious as former President Bill Clinton’s marital affairs.

“I’ve said some foolish things,” the Republican presidential nominee said in a taped apology posted on his Facebook page early Saturday morning. “But there’s a big difference between the words and actions of other people. Bill Clinton has actually abused women.”

Turning to his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, Trump accused her of having “bullied, attacked, shamed and intimidated” her husband’s “victims.”

Trump’s 90-second statement capped a jarring day that threatened to sink his presidential campaign and sent Republicans into a panic with early voting well underway in several states and a little more than a month until Election Day.

On Friday afternoon, The Washington Post and NBC News released a 2005 video on which Trump describes trying to have sex with a married woman. He also brags about women letting him kiss and grab them because he is famous.

“When you’re a star they let you do it,” Trump says. “You can do anything.”

He adds seconds later, “Grab them by the p——. You can do anything.”

Within hours, the shock of the video led to widespread condemnation from inside Trump’s own party. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he was sickened by Trump’s comments, while a one-sentence response from GOP’s chairman was devastating.

“No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever,” said Reince Priebus, who had stood by Trump through his past provocative comments.

Ryan added tartly that Trump was “no longer attending” a joint campaign appearance set for Saturday in Wisconsin. Trump himself later said in a statement that he would be preparing for Sunday night’s debate instead.

Other Republicans, painfully aware of Trump’s possible impact on their own political fates, were quick to chime in. New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who is locked in a close race, called his comments “totally inappropriate and offensive.”

By the time Trump posted his video apology, three Republican members of Congress had called on Trump to abandon the race. Among them was Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who called Trump’s words “some of the most abhorrent and offensive comments that you can possibly imagine.”

Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, was “beside himself” and his wife was furious, according to a person familiar with their thinking. That person spoke on the condition of anonymity, because they were not authorized to share the private discussion.

On the tape, Trump is caught on a live microphone while talking with Billy Bush of “Access Hollywood.” The candidate is heard saying “I did try and f—- her. She was married.” He also uses graphic terms to describe the woman’s body and says he frequently tries to kiss beautiful women.

“Access Hollywood” said a recent Associated Press story about Trump’s lewd behind-the-scenes comments as star of “The Apprentice” led it to dig through its archives and turn up the previously unaired tape. It was recorded during a bus ride while Trump was on his way to appear in an episode of the soap opera “Days of Our Lives.”

Trump offered a half-hearted apology shortly after the video was released, saying he was sorry “if anyone was offended.” Only hours later, after the scope of the damage became clear, did he release the video statement.

Trump appears alone in the video and appears to be reading off a script. He closes the video by suggesting he’ll raise Bill Clinton’s affairs again in the coming days.

“See you at the debate,” he says.

Hillary Clinton seized on Trump’s quotes from the 2005 video, calling them “horrific.” She said in a Twitter message: “We cannot allow this man to become president.”

But she had her own problems Friday with sudden revelations.

The WikiLeaks organization posted what it said were thousands of emails from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, including some with excerpts from speeches she gave to Wall Street executives and others — speeches she has declined to release despite demands from Trump.

The excerpts include Clinton seeming to put herself in the free trade camp, a position she has retreated from. In a talk to a Brazilian bank in 2013, she said her dream was “a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders.”

Trump strongly opposes current U.S. trade deals and insists Clinton is too cozy with Wall Street to reform it.

Friday’s developments came two days before Trump and Clinton are to meet in the second presidential debate, with the Republican urgently in need of a strong performance. After his uneven showing in the first contest, public opinion polls have showed Clinton pulling ahead in nearly all battleground states, some of which are already in the midst of early voting.

There were plenty of other problems for Trump on what surely was one of the worst days of his two-year drive for the White House.

His advisers planned for him to spend a quiet Friday preparing for the debate and meeting with border security officials. But the day was quickly consumed by a series of controversies, including Trump’s unsubstantiated claim about immigrants in the U.S. illegally voting in the election and his questioning the innocence of five black teenagers exonerated in a 1989 rape case.

Then, there were new signs of unusual links between Trump and Russia. For the first time, the U.S. publicly blamed the Russian government for hacking the Democratic National Committee and accused Moscow of trying to interfere with the American election. Diplomats also told the AP that Russia had lodged a formal complaint with the United Nations over a U.N. official’s condemnations of Trump.

Also in the mix Friday: New questions about the Trump campaign’s finances. With roughly a month until Election Day, the campaign has yet to schedule the $100 million in television advertising that his campaign boasted about just two weeks ago.

The campaign has just half that amount scheduled, and late this week shifted ad money around rather than increasing its overall investment, suggesting a bit of penny-pinching even as the clock winds down.

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      • Hi Ms Allie, no, it’s just Mr. Trumps male hormones working. Hey, I’m a Vietnam combat veterans and among the guys we had some wonderful discussion with the guys returning from R&R. Then I’m a jock and played on baseball and basketball teams from high school and on, who shared many men talk. Listening to the Trump/Bush tape is truly tame, very tame. My two cents. And, now the attacks.

        • I hope you’re not married and don’t have daughters for you to explain to them a despicable man or are you also one of those who treat women like play things?

        • Most men are NOT like this. Trump is just not the moral leader we need. Obama has always been the total gentleman. But not to worry. Much worse on Trump is coming out soon. The ties to trump to organized Russian crime will be out soon from Wikileaks. Trump is in no way clean.

        • Only disgusting men who don’t respect women behave that way.Male hormones are just an excuse. Men are date raping women all the time because of their hormones. Oh, not men, animals. No offense to animals. How would he feel,or you feel if it was your sister, probably wouldn’t be acting like this around your mother because they are only interested in young attractive women. I wonder what you wife would say if she say your post. Just curious.

        • kuroiwaj, I never talked like that about women I have to much respect for them and that’s not me. I also teach my boys to do the same. So you and your daughters boy friends talk like that and it means nothing to you? Unbelievable. Now I can see the kind of people who vote for him are really deplorable!

        • First, are you or any of your buddies running for the president of the United States? And second, have you or any of your buddies sexually assaulted a woman and then bragged about it? You think this is OK, you think this is this jus’ the good ‘ol boys being boys?

        • Kuro, you are a little little man, with a moral compasss that has great flexibility to fit whatever inane thought you want to accommodate.

          Trump almost described to the T, per criminal statutes, ALL of the elements of sexual assault. It is no wonder Pat Saiki lost……you exhibit both base intelligence and morals.

          The good news is he totally sealed his election fate today…..

        • kuroiwaj..true what you said and if guys who deny that they ever said anything like that only their Maker knows.
          Bottom line: Trump SAID stuff. hiLIARy not only said stuff BUT HAS DONE STUFF.
          Heck of a huge difference.

        • Kuroiwa, I agree. At least Trump doesn’t have blood on his hands and he didn’t rape anybody. Clingons should Get over it.
          She perpetrated the biggest cover up in American history. She is a disgrace.

        • kuroiwaj – You have finally, at long last, reached rock bottom. You cannot go any lower.

        • There’s a difference of several orders of magnitude between locker room talk and bragging about sexual assaults. What Trump thinks and what he says are appalling. What he describes doing is criminal.

        • I’m a male and as masculine as any of my peers, but I’ve never talked that way. Don’t lump all of us males into one group. Speaking that way simply identifies you as someone so lacking in self-confidence as a male that you have to “show” your fellow males how butch you are. I’ve relied on my self-control and intellect all my adult life and I’ve had no problem with males or females, and have never had a need to “prove” my worth to anyone. I would never condone that kind of speech as “tame” or in any way acceptable for my young son. He needs to learn that all men and all women are human beings, each one worthy of respect and civility. The fact that you find such language to be “very tame” and acceptable speaks volumes about your mindset and your view of women.

        • This is a candidate for the President of the united states talking about sexual assaulting women because he can. I want to see how the evangelical supports will react, Chump is making them look like hypocrites.

        • To all, mahalo for your negative comments. We all know that America has been separated by race, faith, and income with the leadership of Hawaii’s born President Obama. Now, I am more convinced in my support of Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence and their leadership to “Make America Safe and Great Again” for all Americans.

        • lespark…absolutely correct.
          hiLIARy allowed 4 Americans to be tortured, brutalized, murdered and killed. She has American Blood on her that’ll never wash off
          Amb. Christopher Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith & Tyrone Woods…and then LIED to the families. UNFIT & BAD JUDGEMENT only begins why she should not run for office not to mention her HEALTH ISSUES…Heaven forbid if Tim Kaine should…you know…OMG!
          btw…today’s hiLIARy story on WIKILEAKS bombshell leaks???

        • We’ve already established that hard core Trump fans are racists. Now we can see by their posts here that they are mysogynists as well. And they all probably think David Duke is a great American.

        • True, locker-room banter, as Trump calls it, but the difference between you and he is that he is running (for the moment at least) for the presidency of the United States.

          I had hope for tRUMP, but he keeps making an a– out of himself, including that overly rehearsed and obviously insincere apology. He should have just released a statement.

          Oh, gosh, four more years of the same old, same old …

        • kuroiwaj The you-attacking answerers display hypocracy. I know better – men talk like this when feeling safe.

        • You’re not running for president. And this isn’t just about saying words that offend some people. Trump claims to have engaged in actions that he could do jail time for. Sexual assault is a crime.

        • Let me ask you this, kuroiwaj: How would you feel if you had a daughter and she was around one of these men for some reason, would you approve of it? You have brought shame to yourself and your comrades. Just because you folks did it doesn’t mean it’s okay. Such a culture of acceptance of verbal abuse of women is the very reason why men abuse women. You see, actions often follow words. It is really sad to hear such degradation of women. What is more disturbing is that our society seems to have accepted Trump’s behavior as if it is minimized due to his standing for their hope for “change”. Are we willing to give this womanizer the opportunity to be the leader of our country? To see all the signs of a presidential candidate that is being assisted by Russia through the hacking of the Democratic party’s information system and outright defense of Trump with the UN counsel is very disturbing. Russia obviously stands to gain a lot through the empowerment of Trump. A vote for Trump is a vote for Russia.

        • in defense of kuroiwaj- I’ve heard worse when females talk that way about the males they are attracted to. It’s much worse than what Trump said.

        • It is amazing that trump supporters can continue to make excuses for him. He is running for the office of the president of the most powerful nation in the world. At what point do they concede that he is not morally fit for the office. Who else is running is beside the point, I’m just saying he is not fit.

      • Odd thing to say allie. Trump seems to be very stable, and very sane, and it doesn’t appear that he hates women. Does Bill Clinton hate women too?

        • Stable? Eh Birdy, Bill AIN’T RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. But Trump’s people seem to think he is no wonder they’re so far behind. They can’t figure out who the enemy is. Maybe he should ask his generals, oh wait he’s smarter then the generals.

        • To put Trump with the same word as “stable” is absurd. He is as stable as a radioactive isotope. This man is as a trigger happy as a Call of Duty player on a run-and-gun map. This man is quick to make assessments that have no real foundation. His displays of anger would make allie cower under the bed with his coffee in hand.

      • lol, sounds like the Donald loves women provided they are good looking. You are right though about him not being relied upon. The Donald has to be the least fit person to ever run for the presidency of the United States. It will be interesting to see what they do after November.

        • Agree 100%. That is normal prison banter for men when they are out of their cells and chewin the fat in the rec yard.

        • Most men can’t claim because of their celebrity they can engage in sexual assault and get away with it.

    • Absolutely Hillary is going to be the next President. Look at the choices even if we don’t approve of her. And with that comment no wonder he’s close to Roger Ailes they both think the same way about women. This must include all the military generals and admirals who feel the same way about women in the forces that they are there for one thing and one thing only. The truth has finally risen. All these men have something in common.
      And Fox News has nothing to say except talk about Hillary’s emails? That’s good reporting. And look at the women at Fox, look at there faces they don’t look happy but need the money. How sad.
      I wonder if Donald got his wife that way by grabbing her private. She won’t leave him cause she can’t support that lifestyle. Gold digger.

    • A really promising sign (for America) is that there are a lot of new people posting here—the majority against the Pervert Candidate. This will surely be reflected in the Nov 8 results, as people who didn’t have strong opinions before now have something to say and vote for.

      Good riddance Trump!

    • I wonder if his children have the same traits? It seems they feel they can do anything they want because they’re so rich and has a dad who is their role model. And they talk stink about Hillary, wake up.

      • I need to add in that I would be totally embarrassed that I would call him my dad. But then money is keeping this family together. I hope no one does business with this family again knowing what kind of people they are.

    • Polls have been trending for Hillary since the first debate. The second one will probably accelerate it. For the life of me I can’t understand why anyone would vote for this clown. I understand a lot of people don’t like Hillary. Why, I don’t know but largely probably due to the republican propaganda over the past 20 years. Not to say she is a saint, but at least she is not a joke.

      • Don’t have to wait till the 2nd debate; just watch the polls from tomorrow as a result of Trump’s “genius” moves. The ship is tilting, abandon ship.

        • mctruck, I agree with you. No need to wait for the debate. IF this doesn’t rock the boat then America does have a lot of ignorant uneducated supremacist people walking around.

    • Agree. Lots of dirty old men can identify with agent orange that life is about lying, ripping people off, avoiding paying taxes, being a racist and getting away with grabbing poo say.

  • It’s time for the Trump supporters to now defend overt sexual assault. Maybe it’ll be that the tapes are doctored?

    I’m curious what lies will be used now to pretend that Mr. Trump is not a profoundly mentally ill psychotic.

      • Just think what the Donald would do if he was president. lol

        Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac and wi\th the Donald as president, no telling what he would do. Bill Clinton was a saint compared to what the Donald would do.

    • Klastri, sexual assault? If you call Trump’s words sexual assault, what terms do you use to describe Bill Clinton? There’s no comparison. Lighten up on Trump.

      • I think the reference is to him saying how he walks up and grabs them in the p-, and they let him cause he’s a star. This grabbing of their p- without invitation, to some is considered Sex Assault.

        • The law in every state considers it sexual assault. Every single one.

          Mr. Trump is obviously insane. As dense as his sad supporters have shown themselves to be, they cannot ignore that now. Trump is clearly psychotic.

          Supporting him at this point is a personality defect.

        • “to some is considered Sex Assault.”

          That’s interesting. If “some” consider it such, I wonder what you think “most” consider it to be.

    • Klastri, sexual assault? If you call Trump’s words sexual assault, what terms do you use to describe Bill Clinton? There’s no comparison. Lighten up on Trump.

      • Mr. Trump is obviously insane. It doesn’t matter that you can’t figure that out because most of the electorate has. He’s finished.

        If Mr. Pence has any sense at all, he’ll resign.

        • Klastri, I understand everyone is entitled to an opinion, but you seem to make a lot of medical evaluations concerning Trump. Maybe with all your expertise you can tell us what you think of Hillary’s mental health, etc.

        • Nothing new here, that’s Hollywood. Klastri, resign from what? Crooked Hilliary was right. Democrats are easy to manipulate. They are as smart as a pile of poop.

  • Really, wow. Clinton lied and got Americans Killed. Compromised national security !!

    Her husband was f@ckin interns in th Oval Office and sticking cigars in her p–y but Trump gets bashed ? The media is a disgrace

    • Americans didn’t get killed because Clinton “lied.” They were killed because Congress didn’t provide sufficient funds for protection. Bill Clinton did not have sexual intercourse with anyone in the White House. He did “make out” with one individual, which everyone agrees was stupid and wrong. And the way you write this…like Bill Clinton didn’t get “bashed”? Of course he did for pete’s sake! He got impeached!

    • Not in defense of Bill Clinton who was found to have had affairs (Trump’s extramarital affairs were also well documented but seems to be forgotten or looked over by his supporters) but our very own federal investigations did not find Hillary Clinton responsible for the death of Americans. This misinformation is but one of many of Trump’s lies and continues to peddle in order to defeat Hillary for the Oval Office. Trump’s misinformation goes beyond attacks of Hillary but his tax plans will enrich the rich and flatten the middle class and the poor and at the same time bring the deficit much higher than Hillary’s.

  • Les, Sarge, Ronin, CEI, Cricket, Keoni, and all the other plebes in this farce, where are you???

    It’s over-period.

    Are you still defending him? Does your illogical rationale still hold water? A top RNC official said just hours ago, said the campaign is officially on a death knell. A sitting US Senator that is a R, just called him a repugnant clown.

    Where are y’all–come out and play!!!! Please favor us with your keen political insights and introspection of the man they call the Donald.

    Buahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah.

    • And Trump raped a 13 year old girl in Florida, not just once but several times against her will for which she got slapped around as well. She was threatened with physical harm if she went to the cops to report Trump. Again, this case is still in the books for court resolution yet to come. But seeing how Trump has admitted about his sexual escapades with women does anyone have to doubt his being accused of this raping of an underage girl??? Highly unlikely!!
      So basically, he is also a pedophile.

    • The RNC leadership is meeting now (late EDT) to discuss who the Republican nominee should be.

      He has successfully destroyed the RNC all by himself.

      • Yeah and don’t you get the feeling there is more to come. Right now the RNC is thinking what the next landmine is. The big question is if Chump will actually show up for the second debate. He knows the audience and Clinton will just bash him over the head over this and his taxes.

      • I sure hope the RNC does not try to replace Trump. Who would they pick? Mike Pence would pose a serious challenge for Hillary, not so much Ted Cruz. We need Donald to help bring in Democratic Senators and House members. (The House seats are from so many Gerrymandered districts—that’s why the Republicans control the House. The Republicans were busy when the Democrats slept. Still, as it is, Gerrymandering should be illegal on a national scale.

    • Oh my gosh, are you broken from reality and any moral sense? One, this was a 59 year, fully formed (assuming) man, not some sophomore in college, and his remarks were not just offensive, he was describing sexual assault.

      • Interesting that this news on Trump is posted, but I see nothing about the emails released today concerning Hillary. Bias through admission. It appears to me that Hillary’s comments about open borders, and the rest is much more damaging, at least to those who care about America as we know it.

        • cajaybird, your comprehension of the discussion and your retort is like if somebody tells you that your house is burning and you come back and say, yeah but Bill Clinton lied about his sexual misconduct. That’s how disjointed your thinking is. Sinking ship, friend. House on fire.

    • Great, another new DT campaign slogan courtesy of the SA’s forgivehimforeverything squad.

      “So what” and “what difference does it make?” are joined by “what’s the big deal?”

  • “This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago, ” he said. “Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course – not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended.”

    Trump was wrong however it was ‘Jock’ talk where he didn’t actually carry out infidelity like Billy.

    I believe it’s time to launch the Billy Impeachment proceedings with details of the ‘Blue Dress’ incident.

    Let’s not forget Gennifer Flowers who Billy admitted to having sex with or the Paula Jones sexual harassment case.

    They’re opening up a can of worms.

  • Cannot blame the words on the ignorance of youth, Trump was married and in his 50s.
    Trump has always been a foul person, glad it’s finally being shown to his loving supporters.

  • too bad the republican party can’t list pence as presidential nominee.

    both the combover and the female felon are making a mockery of american politics.

  • Mr. Trump, of course, is trying to divert attention from his own mental illness to former President Clinton.

    To Mr. Trump’s supporters – imbeciles all – Bill Clinton is not running for President. Donald Trump is.

    He’s finished. It’s over.

    • Basket of deplorables huh.
      This article makes clear that neither candidate is fit for office for different reasons. It’s too bad one of them will be our next president.

    • You are exactly correct ZEALOT KASTRI, Slick Willy is not running for president his partner in crime is. My question to you is do you condone what Hilliar said and did to all the woman that Slick Willy raped ,molested and abused while in office, her actions make Trump look like a boy scout.

        • You still didn’t answer my question. If you approve of the way The Clinton’s have treated all their victims you are no better than Trump. The true klastri is revealed. Get a life and get some help.

        • davcon, if what you’re accusing the Clinton’s on was even half true the trump campaign would have used your argument by now, which they haven’t so essentially, you’re barking up the tree as they say.
          Better screw your head on straight and stop your howling about fairy tale stories.

  • I am not a Replican nor am I a Democrat or any other party affiliation. I am a parent and and educator. (having done many other things) I find these remarks antithetical to the values of both Republicans and Democrats and the philosophies they espouse. As a parent, and an educator, I abhor what Mr. Trump seems to stand for. To him it may be “Locker-room talk” but in my schools, that kind of locker room talk would get you in big trouble. But perhaps, presidential candidates should not be held to the same standards as 9th graders.

  • Everyone, Kuro,you should know, as he previously bragged, is a big-wig in the former campaign of Pat Saiki for Governor, not only did she get pounded after being way out head. Republican analyst call it one of the worst run governor campaigns in modern history, yes, The Worse in History.

    So, taking political counsel from him is like taking diabetes advice from your momona Aunty.

  • First, this is not just talk. It is something Trump said he did and does. Second, remember that Trump also recently also said that he could shoot someone in the middle of Times Square and people would still vote for him. All of you who are still supporting him, you are the dum- dums that he is referring to. I’m case you still do not understand, let me explain that he insulting you!

  • Hmmmn, for all the DTs (delusional trumpers) what do you call, two days before a national debate, and thirty days to the election, the elected speaker of the house, repudiates you and then publicly disinvited you from a previously announced event???

    I’m waiting…..ahhhhh, crickets…….silence-chirp-chirp.

    • Actually, CNN shows Trump HQ in NYC with all the vehicles parked out front, saying there’s now word from the Trump decision makers on what Trump’s next move is going to be.

      I’m thinking he’s going to declare, Bankruptcy again and totally deflect questions about this recent debacle. I don’t think he’ll show up for the 2nd Debate either.

      • Like any real coward and bully, which he is both, when confronted with real substance and verve, he cowers and runs. He is going to take the coward’s path, e.g. He is going to release on social media a pithy and insecure apology. He will not face the media, he is running scared. Insiders within the RNC are saying they are in full panic mode…..

        Many congress people are backing out of their endorsement…..many more to come.

        And to the crickets crew, where are you? Where is your big bot$ savior?? Chirp, chirp…….silence.

      • When this all began the democrats needed someone who would ensure they would win the white house and any other position they want to be elected for. As a bonus,have thier SCOTUS picks shoed in and wreck the republican party at the same time. They looked to the donald and said ‘You’re hired!’. And damn if he’s not doing a fine job! Lol.

  • “I apologize IF anyone was offended” is NOT an apology; it’s a non-apology from an unrepentant liar.

    A real apology would sound like this: “I apologize FOR offending millions of Americans who possess the qualities that I obviously lack — decency, empathy, respect for women, maturity, and a moral compass.”

  • I agree, his campaign is now toast. Although he wasn’t going to win anyway. But I have news for you ladies — if you think your man doesn’t talk like this with his buddies, more or less, you’re dreaming. And today’s career politicians know better than to be recorded saying something this stupid. Trump is Type A to the core, wasn’t a politician most of his life, particularly back in 2005, and had the misfortune of having private conversations recorded as a reality TV star. I bet 99% of the men power hungry enough to run for National office who hear these comments are thinking … that could be me!

  • Somebody(Republican Treasury) better keep all that contribution$$$ under lock and key; because that’s what the Donald will want to get his hands on before jumping ship.

  • I think Hillary will get in…….let Trump stew for 4 more years…..then he can try again.

    I’am voting for Evan McMullian (Google him) on principles.

    • Iwanaknow, no can do. No can let Ms Hillary nominate the Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges. Hawaii born President nominated a bunch of liberal Federal judges with the support of then Senate Majority Leader Reid early part of Obama’s term. The Federal Courts are all upside down. Gotta get Mr. Trump elected to reverse this historic Obama “Hope and Change” objective.

      • It won’t happen. He is in a total free fall, look at the numbers on Monday and Tuesday, HRC will open up a double digit lead.

        And yes, when HRC nominates 3 new Supreme Court Justices and dozens and dozens of Democratic federal judges, which I promise you will happen, I hope you choke on the wave of new folks…..get a glass of water, because you are going to choke on the next four years.

      • How can you be this delusional? Mr. Trump – assuming that he even stays in the race – is going to lose by double digits. He has no chance whatever of winning this now. Zero.

        Get ready for Hillary Clinton in the Oval Office.

        • Actually, I wouldn’t address trump as “Mr.” He doesn’t deserve that recognition as his actions reveal he’s a pig.

  • This was definitely not good for Trump however it does not even come close to what the Clintons have done to woman over their political career. Slick Willy makes Trump look like a boy scout and with what Hilliar said and did to the woman that Slick willy raped, molested and abused throughout their political run is despicable. So I challenge the biased media to start doing some real reporting. if you are going to go after one candidate go after the other one as well. The public has the right to know what the Clintons are really all about.

  • He needs to withdraw for health reasons and the republican’s need to nominate someone electable. Hillary is very beatable but not by this guy

  • This latest episode will not make much difference in November. People have pretty much made up their minds on who they will vote for. I think most Americans just want this election to be over with. It’s getting pretty embarrassing.

  • now what Hillary and press will do is go around paying women to come out and say yes trump did this and that to me, even if it is not true. so the press and Hillary will take advantage and do this stuff because they are a bunch of liars.

      • it is brilliant because that’s what will happen, they will find a couple of women who were at a trump party or gathering and claim trump said this and trump said that to me even if it is not true. mark my word it will happen. that’s how low Hillary and the press will go.

      • now you are spinning what I said will happen, rather it was 5,10, 15, or even 20 years ago they will find and pay some crooked women to lie that trump groped me or patted me on the behind or other things, there are a lot of crooked women out there that would say that just for money, not all women should be put on a high pedestal there are a lot of crooks out there.

        • You are sounding like a true trumpster and your statements are absolutely hysterical. I can’t stop grinning from ear to ear.

  • Two things will happen tomorrow: first any fairly mind republicans will run to the hills; two, all the R monies will dry up, and I can guarantee you he (Trump) won’t make up the difference.

    It’s lost, lost lost, lost, lost, lost,lost………crickets, chirp-chirp.

  • The least meaningful apologies begin with “I’m sorry for blah blah, BUT….” Trump is the least sincere presidential candidate ever!

    And what’s the deal with picking on Bill? He’s retired, leave him alone, azzwipe!

  • Mr. Trump aspires to represent America and be a person we all (including our children) would look up to and emulate. His comments made when he was 60 not 16 are obscene and not only encourage sexual assault but indicate he has done so. Politics aside, for those who are defending his comments, what if it were your wife, your daughter, your sister, your mother whose parts he was grabbing…would you still defend him? This is sad and degrading for all of us, especially so for those who are victims of sexual assault.

  • I’m out… not backing Trump anymore.. just hope he quits and a conservative takes his place, so I can vote.. I will never vote for Clinton.. She is just as rotten as him, just better at hiding it.. and wants to do stuff that is bad for the country to boot

    • A conservative can’t take his place. There’s no time in any state to get someone else on the ballot.

      President Hillary Clinton. Get used to it.

  • juanita broaddrick

    kathleen wiley

    paula jones

    sandra allen james

    eileen wellstone

    christy zercher

    carolyn moffet

    helen dowdy

    becky brown

    regina blakely hopper

    monica lewinsky

    elizabeth ward gracen

    gennifer flowers

    connie hamzy

    dolly kyle browning

    sally miller (perdue)

    lencola sullivan

    bobbie ann williams, mother of danny williams

  • If this IDIOT had kept his mouth shut the past several months instead of making stupid statements, he would have easily walked away with the Presidency as there is just as much people that hate and detest Clinton as they do Trump. People were definitely looking for an excuse to vote for Trump but FORGET IT NOW……THAT PATHOLOGICAL LIAR NAMED CLINTON WILL PROBABLY WIN BY A LANDSLIDE…..nothing more and nothing much.

    • Trump has so much money that he thought he could do no wrong and he is a dick saying that stuff, but it’s funny how this was released at this time.

      wikileaks released some info on Clinton that’s not very complimentary earlier, but what’s the story
      that the main stream media is focusing on?

      it will be very interesting what happens and what kind of dirt will be known about
      both of the candidates in the near future.

        • The person that should have been tried and convicted and sent to prison should have been Hillary. If you ask me why, then you are just as uneducated as the next person.

  • I can’t read thru all this thread, but…I wonder what the Trump supporters think of the GOP folks saying Trump should drop out. Illinois Senator Mark Kirk said Trump should drop out. Colorado Congressman Mike Coffman: ‘For the good of the country, and to give Republicans a chance at defeating Hillary Clinton, Mr. Trump should step aside. … Mr. Trump should put the country first and do the right thing.’ Utah Senator Mike Lee also slammed Trump, saying: ‘Donald Trump is a distraction. It’s time for him to step aside so we can focus on the winning ideas that will carry Republicans through to a victory in November.’ These are all R’s and not D’s.

    • juanita broaddrick

      kathleen wiley

      paula jones

      sandra allen james

      eileen wellstone

      christy zercher

      carolyn moffet

      helen dowdy

      becky brown

      regina blakely hopper

      monica lewinsky

      elizabeth ward gracen

      gennifer flowers

      connie hamzy

      dolly kyle browning

      sally miller (perdue)

      lencola sullivan

      bobbie ann williams, mother of danny williams

        • Zealot Klastri it makes perfect sense these are the names of all the woman that Slick Willy raped, molested and abused throughout his political career and while president but most importantly these are the names of the woman that Hilliar degraded and belittled when they tried to come forth. So I ask you again do you condone the Clintons actions toward these poor woman.

        • davcon, you know, a three-year-old will keep asking “how come?” but the reason people eventually stop answering has nothing to do with it being a tough question.

        • davcon, you sound like a Republican zealot. I don’t have anything against intelligent Republicans. But zealot Republicans, who believed Trump’s birther theory and imagine that all of Clinton’s careless mistakes are something felonious or “Satanic” (according to Trump), should not be allowed to vote.

          They should give IQ and/or mental competency tests to whoever believed in the birther theory. When they fail the test, they should not be allowed to vote. I know that isn’t PC to say, but when has political correctness bothered the Trump camp?

      • MillionMonkeys says:
        October 7, 2016 at 10:29 pm
        Are you saying Bill is more of a stud than Donald? Yay, Bill > Donald!

        Anyway, Bill’s not running. And Hillary reacted properly to those other women.

        Reply
        st1d says:
        October 7, 2016 at 11:27 pm
        “Are you saying Bill is more of a stud than Donald? Yay, Bill > Donald!”

        it’s a disappointment to see you approving and cheering on the stain, a serial rapist and sexual assaulter. it’s as if you are approving and cheering rapes and sexual assaults.

        “Anyway, Bill’s not running. And Hillary reacted properly to those other women.”

        the female felon said she will appoint the stain to lead the economy and job creation in her administration. that makes his history of rape and sexual assault while president a valid issue for consideration.

        the female felon’s attempts at character assassinations of the stain’s rapes and sexual assaults exposes her utter contempt for women’s rights and status.

        sad to see you out of the closet wearing the female felon’s brown shirt. your post praising the stain’s history of rape and sexual assault has exposed your own contempt for women’s rights and status.

  • Donald just helped Sec. Clinton’s numbers. Even his friends at FOX has her up by 4pts.
    General Election: Trump vs. Clinton FOX News Clinton 48, Trump 44 Clinton +4
    RI + 20, MA + 32 and MD +36.

  • If you’re shocked that Donald Trump was capable of being this much of a pig, you let yourself be deluded. If you’re surprised that the Clinton campaign — or some allied party — found something like this, you willfully chose to live in a fantasyland. If you think there isn’t more of this stuff waiting, you’re doubling down on your delusions and fantasies. The grab them by the p***y video is the perfect October surprise two days before the debate, when early voting is really coming online, and when Trump’s Achille’s heel is his poor standing with moderate suburban college educated women. That is not a coincidence. I can’t imagine what the Clinton campaign would be unloading if Trump were five points ahead. Donald Trump is a fundamentally dishonorable and dishonest person – and has been his whole adult life. The evidence has been in front of those willing to see it all along. And there’s more to find. And there’s more in the Clinton stockpile. Character is destiny. The man in the video is Donald Trump. Sure, it’s bawdy Trump. It’s “locker room Trump.” And I’m no prude about dirty talk in private. But that isn’t all that’s going on. This isn’t just bad language or objectifying women with your buddies. It’s a married man who is bragging about trying to bed a married woman. It’s an insecure, morally ugly, man-child who thinks boasting about how he can get away with groping women ”because you’re a star” impresses people. He’s a grotesque — as a businessman and a man full stop.

    Who wrote this piece? A democrat? A crazy Lib? Nope and nope, as it is now becoming the norm, Trumps biggest distractions are now mostly Rs. This was written by the uber conservative and standard bearer of republican politics, Thr National Review.

    It’s over over over over over over over over over…….buahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah.

    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/440859/trumps-piggishness-surprises-beguiled

  • it was a private conversation between two people, locker room conversation. this, in itself, does not define a person. men do it all the time
    it is in their harmones, and hardly ever follow through. it is said and forgetten. it is in their harmones!! others will acvtively carry out their passions (bill clinton)and stalk women. trump is a macho man and all talk. lets move on

    • It actually is kind of new. The new thing is that this has derailed any chance whatever of him winning. The election is going to be an electoral college landslide. He’s finished.

      Thanks to everyone who helped make Donald Trump the nominee!

  • What Trump said seems to be crude versions of the following.

    “Power, money and fame are aphrodisiacs.”

    “However, I did meet a married woman of virtue for whom it did not work”

    On the other hand we seem to have Hillary saying the equivalent of the following, derived from the recently released emails.

    “You have to have your real, private position, and the fake public one that you use to sway the voters”.

    “The best people to regulate the financial industry is the industry itself because they know all the fine-tuning that is needed to get it just right”

    This being the case, it seems to come down to Boorish and Bragadocious vs Devious and Double-faced.

  • This isn’t shock waves, douche bags. Putting Trump on the front page of the paper and not that lying, sniveling Hillary Clinton is shocking. Although, I admit the Star Advertiser is so far to the left, what do you expect, Yeah ? At least he apologizes for it. A real man does that. Have you ever heard Bill apologize for the many rapes an infidelity’s he’s responsible for. All the Women’s lives ruined by HRC for having an affair w/Bill. And folks are thinking about letting him back in the White House ?? No way, Trump 2016

  • WE don’t care media. You are not listening as usual. The media is to consumed with Liberal Left policies and trying to elect a despicable woman as POTUS.

  • Hilary will be the next President by a landslide but she will be one of the worse pathological and unpopular Presidents ever. She should have been convicted of a felony for her mismanagement of her emails, her foundation donations and Benghazi and the list goes on. Anyone that defends Hilary is just as much a hypocrital liar, also, although I will concede that she will be the next POTUS. Nothing more and nothing less, unfortunately.

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