Trump in soup over his lewd remarks on women
Is this, finally, the controversy that sends Donald Trump’s turbulent and contentious presidential campaign spiralling out of control? A video in which the Republican Party nominee is heard to make lewd and sexually predatory comments about women has aroused widespread revulsion in the United States, and prompted a number of prominent members of his own party to demand that he step aside.
Trump responded with a grudging apology that satisfied none of his critics, and indicated he will step up his attacks on his rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton, on the sordid sexual history of her husband, former president Bill Clinton.
He apologised twice within the span of a few hours, saying in a videotaped message: “Anyone who knows me knows these words don’t reflect who I am… I said it, I was wrong, and I apologise.” Trump refused to step aside, telling The Wall Street Journal on Saturday there is “zero chance I’ll quit”.