The storm is just beginning to spread: more and more Republicans are calling on Donald Trump to withdraw from the election.
The Washington Post reports:
On Saturday morning, the calls increased and began to include some of Trump’s supporters and those from strongly Republican states.
“As disappointed as I’ve been with his antics throughout this campaign, I thought supporting the nominee was the best thing for our country and our party,” Rep. Martha Roby (Ala.) said in a statement. “Now, it is abundantly clear that the best thing for our country and for our party is for Trump to step aside and allow a responsible, respectable Republican to lead the ticket.”
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), who supported Trump but would not endorse him, tweeted on Saturday morning that she would not vote for Trump and would instead write in Pence.
“I cannot and will not support a candidate for president who brags about degrading and assaulting women,” Ayotte said in a statement.
His campaign staff and a few die-hards in the party are reacting to that like -- well, like you'd expect them to.
The Post is also reporting on more tapes with disgusting comments from Trump, this time from Howard Stern's radio show. Can there be any doubt that more and more things will surface, that more women who've been assaulted by Trump will come forward, that those who've already come forward will get more airtime?
Honestly, I don't know why it's the 2005 tape that's doing him in and not one of a billion other things he's said, but it's doing him in. I blog about the situation, and I look around, and oops, it's already even worse for Trump.