Donald Trump is yet in more trouble from decisions he made in the past. For the past few weeks, the two biggest criticisms on Trump has been his underwhelming exhibition at the initial debate, convincingly losing to Hillary Clinton in nearly every topic discussed. Along with this, the mystery involved with his tax returns has also drawn a swarm of media attention.
It has been 22 years since a return has been shown, leaving many wondering if he is fabricating the success of his business that he is quick to tout. After months of criticizing those taking advantage of tax deductions, he now is stating that he is “benefiting” from them, Time reports.
To verbally caress his supporters, he tells them, “As a businessman and a real estate developer, I have legally used the tax laws for my benefit. I was able to use the tax laws of this country and my business acumen to dig out of the real estate mess… when few others were able to do.”
While his supporters have done a great deal of damage control to get him out of this situation, the most most recent case my be irreparable.
Hillary Clinton has spent tens of millions of dollars on ads from previous comments made from Trump regarding women, calling them “pigs” and “fat” on separate occasions, among other names.
Still, women supporters were still able to forgive him for these remarks and march on with their support. However, a tape has now been exposed of him making degrading remarks, labeling women as objects, and having no restraint to pushing on them for sex.
As reported by Politico, Trump made highly suggestive and offensive remarks about women in a conversation recorded in 2005.
When grabbing women’s genitals, Trump replied that “I don’t even wait,” and “When you’re a star they let you do it.” Adding to these remarks, Trump stated that he did try to have sex with a woman, but was denied, so he moved on. He also stated that he knowingly was aware that she was married, but that did not stop his attempt to have sex with her. Interestingly, that was the same year Trump married his current wife, Melania, after dating her for seven years.
Of course, these comments created an immense firestorm among many politicians, particularly his fellow Republicans.
Jeb Bush commented via Twitter, “As the grandfather of two precious girls, I find that no apology can excuse away Donald Trump’s reprehensible comments degrading women.”
Ted Cruz tweeted, “These comments are disturbing and inappropriate. There is simply no excuse for them.”
Scott Walker tweeted, “Inexcusable. Trump’s comments are inexcusable.”
Mitt Romney tweeted, “Hitting on married women? Condoning assault? Such vile degradations demean our wives and daughters and corrupt America’s face to the world.”
Perhaps the most striking blow has come from his running mate, Mike Pence. In a recent report from CNBC, sources close to Pence stated that he was “beside himself” regarding Trump’s comment towards women. This massive display of hullabaloo became public during his campaigning in Ohio, where Trump’s five-point lead slipped away a few days ago, according to CBSNews.
Great to be back in the Buckeye State on day three of our campaign bus tour. Thank you, Strongsville OH! pic.twitter.com/8PbjZRDtk8— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) October 7, 2016
Of course, Hillary Clinton was quick to add more fuel to the fire by commenting on his remarks, further cementing her case on his overall perception towards women.
This is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become president. https://t.co/RwhW7yeFI2— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 7, 2016
This could indeed by a fatal blow for the Trump campaign heading into Sunday’s debate. While many felt that Pence did a great job smoothing out the rough patches created by Trump, this situation may be insurmountable for even the Republican vice presidential nominee to handle. Unfortunately, for Pence, there will not be another VP debate to right the wrongs that Trump continues to pile on the campaign team.
In fact, this particular situation has gotten so bad, Trump supporters are now renouncing, with some even suggesting that he drop out, as reported by Fortune.
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