Following the release of a 2005 video in which Donald Trump basically advocated sexual assault and admitted to trying very hard to enter into an extramarital sexual relationship with a married woman months after he married Melania, Trump is facing fierce backlash and problems that may just put his quest for the presidency in jeopardy.
First, Utah Senator Jason Chaffetz revoked his endorsement of Trump saying that this was a bridge too far. Next came news that Wisconsin Senator Paul Ryan is revoking Trump’s invitation to a unity event that will be held on Saturday, the day before the 2nd presidential debate which will be in a town hall forum.
On Friday evening, Ryan announced that he was uninviting Donald Trump and, replacing him with Trump’s running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence. He expanded on why making it clear that he is “sickened” by Trump’s lewd comments.
“I am sickened by what I heard today. Women are to be championed and revered, not objectified. I hope Mr. Trump treats this situation with the seriousness it deserves and works to demonstrate to the country that he has greater respect for women than this clip suggests.”
Trump simply said in a statement that Pence would take his place at the event while he does debate prep. He did not reference in any capacity the fact that his invitation was negated.
— Andrew LaCombe (@andrewlacombe) October 8, 2016
In addition to losing the endorsement of Chaffetz and having his invitation to a unity event in Wisconsin canceled, Utah Governor Gary Herbert has also revoked his endorsement of Donald Trump. There will no doubt be more.
h/t Red State