On Friday, an “October Surprise” was released that had nothing to do with Hillary. The Trump Tapes were released by Access Hollywood in a Washington Post article. This was damning audio and video of Trump not only talking about his attempt to sleep with a married woman after he was married to Melania, but he also said words that went beyond vulgar and lewd. Trump admitted to sexually assaulting women and said he could get away because he’s famous.
Conservative writer Matt Walsh called him out on that point.
What Trump is talking about in the tape is sexual assault, by definition. Don't debase yourself by defending it. Just don't.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) October 7, 2016
The backlash was swift and growing. Trump has lost the endorsement of many prominent Republicans, including Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Nevada Senate candidate Joe Heck, and has faced increasing calls for him to drop out of the race from numerous Republicans, including Utah Senator Mike Lee, Utah Rep. Mia Love, Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse and more.
On Saturday morning, Trump told the Wall Street Journal that he has absolutely no intention of dropping out of the race. But, is there anything that would make him change his mind and withdraw from the race?
Based upon what Trump said in late June, there is something that would get him to strongly consider dropping out of the presidential race and it all boils down to money.
Trump says if offered $5 billion to drop out, "I guess we’d have to think about it"
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) June 18, 2016
So, there you have it. If Trump were offered $5 billion to drop out of the race, he’d think about it.
Do you think his stance on that still remains? At this point, as reports are swirling that the GOP is meeting to determine how to replace Trump as the nominee, will someone step in and make that offer?
Only time will tell. Get your popcorn ready, folks. This is not the end.