Image Credits: AFP / Getty Images / Paul J Richards, Donald J. Trump

A leaked tape from 2005 captured Donald Trump using lewd language discussing women with television host Billy Bush. First reported by The Washington Post, the video was released nearly a month before Election Day and only days before the second presidential debate. 


Donald Trump released this apology on his website:
statementRepublican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus condemned Donald Trump’s comments in a brief statement stating, “no woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever.”

House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement “I am sickened by what I heard today. Women are to be championed and revered, not objectified,” adding “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.”

Ryan also disinvited Trump from a joint campaign appearance on Saturday in Wisconsin. Trump later announced that he would be preparing for the debate during the event.

Many other Republican leaders took to Twitter shortly after the tapes were released:

 

Utah Congressman, Jason Chaffetz withdrew his support for Donald Trump on Friday night.  Chaffetz first announced to Fox 13 News, “I’m out. I can no longer in good conscience endorse this person for president. It is some of the most abhorrent and offensive comments that you can possibly imagine.”  In addition, Utah Governor, Gary Herbert, withdrew his endorsement of Donald Trump.  The GOP Utah governor stated that Trump’s statements “are beyond offense and despicable.”

Donald Trump released a video apologizing for his comments.  The video was posted on his Facebook page late Friday night.

Emma T
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