One former Republican presidential nominee is not shying away from Donald Trump amid controversy stirred by a 2005 video that surfaced Friday in which Trump can be heard discussing attempts to seduce women in vulgar terms.
Bob Dole, the 1996 nominee, told the Wall Street Journal he was not reversing his endorsement of Trump like many other Republicans are now doing, including 2008 nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
While Dole, who is 93, said he has “great respect” for McCain, he looks at the whole situation “a little differently.”
“I’ve been a Republican forever. The party has been very good to me. I’ve had many opportunities as a Republican, and I find it very difficult to desert the party after Trump won 40 percent of the vote in the primary,” Dole said.
On the video, Dole stressed the fact that it is 11 years old.
“He shouldn’t have said it, but there’s nothing he can do about it except to do well in the debate. I think he can overcome a lot of this in the debate tomorrow night,” Dole said. “The Clintons aren’t pure either,” he added.
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