TMZ reports that Melania Trump has come forward criticizing Donald Trump’s taped remarks as “unacceptable and offensive,” but Trump will not be giving up his bid for the presidency.
Melania Trump released a statement on Saturday, about 24 hours after a video surfaced showing Trump making questionable remarks about women back in 2005.
Mrs. Trump said that the words do not reflect Trump’s character. She added that Donald has “the heart and mind of a leader.”
“The words my husband used are unacceptable and offensive to me. This does not represent the man that I know. He has the heart and mind of a leader.”
Melania said that she hopes people can forgive Donald. She added that there are “more important” issues to focus on in America and the wider world.
“I hope people will accept his apology, as I have, and focus on the important issues facing our nation and the world.”
One of the targets of Trump’s comments, Nancy O’Dell, has just made a statement, saying that his comments have no place in our society, reports TMZ.
“When I heard the comments yesterday, it was disappointing to hear such objectification of women… no female, no person, should be the subject of such crass comments, whether or not cameras are rolling… As a woman who has worked very hard to establish her career, and as a mom, I feel I must speak out with the hope that as a society we will always strive to be better.”
A source told Hollywood Life that Nancy feels Trump should drop out of the presidential race.
“Nancy really thinks Trump should drop out of the race, and thinks he’s an embarrassment to America,. She hopes he crawls back into a hole so the country can move on.”
O’Dell is a 50 year-old ET host.
Donald Trump states in the infamous video that he tried to “f*** a married woman” while he was on vacation in Palm Beach. Trump goes on to brag about how easy it is for famous men like him to sleep with women. Trump brags that you can just “grab them by the p***y,” adding, “you can do anything.” He also calls the married woman he tried to seduce a “b***h”
The video made waves when it was released this month, and people wondered who the target of the comments could be. The woman was eventually revealed to be Nancy O’Dell.
Donald defended himself by saying that it was just a casual conversation between two guys. He claimed that Bill Clinton has said far worse things on the golf course.
“This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course – not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended.”
TMZ reports that Trump refuses to quit the race. The real estate mogul states that he has “tremendous support.”
“I’d never withdraw. I’ve never withdrawn in my life. No, I’m not quitting. I have tremendous support.”
Trump’s refusal to mouth PC platitudes or tone down his language has actually been the source of much of his appeal, and it is true that the Republican candidate continues to enjoy massive support. One could argue that the most recent scandal does not tell us anything we didn’t already know about the brash ex-reality star.
Other shocking remarks made by Donald Trump have been doing the rounds since the scandal hit.
Hollywood Life reports that Trump once told Howard Stern that Miss America contestants are “obliged” to sleep with him. In a separate report, the mag quotes some comments Trump and Howard Stern allegedly made about Trump’s own daughter, Ivanka. Trump and Stern apparently once referred to Ivanka as “a piece of a*s.”
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