Source: News Bharati English09 Oct 2016 16:05:40
New York, Oct 9: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump plunged into a deep crisis on Friday after a 2005 recording came to light in which he boasted in vulgar terms about women. For these remarks, Trump has to tender an apology.
According to a video in possession with ‘Washington Post’, Donald Trump is seen talking with Radio and TV anchor Billy Bush. In this show replying to a question about women, Trump is seen making indecent comments on them and how he established the physical relationship with them in most lewd words. His comments were recorded and came into public domain.
According to Reuters, Trump scrambled to prevent his campaign from falling apart early on Saturday with a hastily prepared video statement expressing regret for making lewd comments about women.
“Anyone who knows me knows these words don't reflect who I am. I said it, I was wrong, and I apologise,” Trump said in his video statement, posted on his Facebook page. He declared himself a changed man, but raised the infidelities of former President Bill Clinton and slammed his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, saying he would talk more about their past in coming days.
Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton clinching this opportunity said that this was most deplorable. We can’t allow such a man to become the President”, she added.
Trump’s own Republican leaders have felt much embarrassed over these remarks. A stream of Republican leaders denounced the remarks, first published by the Washington Post, which threaten Trump's already shaky standing with women voters just a month ahead of the Nov 8 presidential election.
House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, the top Republican elected official, said he was “sickened” by the comments and said Trump would no longer attend a campaign event in Wisconsin with him on Saturday.
“I hope 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 said in a statement.
Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, said: “No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the comments were “repugnant” and that Trump “needs to apologise directly to women and girls everywhere.”
US Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah, who has been one of Clinton's fiercest critics, said he had retracted his endorsement of Trump, telling CNN he would not be able to look his 15-year-old daughter in the eye if he voted for Trump.
Utah's Republican Governor Gary Herbert said on Twitter he would also no longer vote for Trump.
“Tonight, millions of Republicans are facing a moment of truth,” Herbert said.
Republican lawmaker Mike Coffman from Colorado told CBS that Trump should “step aside” and said, “his defeat at this point seems almost certain”.
Other prominent Republicans also condemned the comments but stopped short of withdrawing their support for their candidate, including Arizona Senator John McCain and Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
The second public debate between the two contestants for the post of US President is slated for Sunday. The exposure of this video at this time would harm the campaign of Donald Trump. Senator John McCain said these comments by Donald Trump cannot be justified by any standard. He is responsible for such comments and behaviour and he should face the music for it.
The Democratic Party leaders are trying to cash this opportunity to their benefit, and rightly so. The National Women’s Vote Director and Indian-American Mini Timmaraju darted an email to supporters to donate for the party so that Trump could be defeated in the November elections.