Amid the mounting fallout from Donald Trump’s leaked “hot mic” video that shows him making “locker room” talk about a soap opera star, top GOP figures are distancing themselves in a big way.
Speaker Paul Ryan just announced he will not be attending a highly-anticipated event just days after finally endorsing Trump’s run for the presidency.
URGENT — Paul Ryan says Trump no longer attending GOP event in Wisconsin tomorrow
— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) October 8, 2016
At the same time, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) called for Trump to drop out and that the RNC should take emergency measures to replace him.
— Mark Kirk (@SenatorKirk) October 8, 2016
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said, “No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever.”
Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) reportedly said that Trump’s “comments are inappropriate and completely unacceptable,” while Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said “America deserves better.”
And Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) said Trump’s comments are “totally inappropriate and offensive.”
Given the situation has only developed in the past few hours, the probability of more top GOP officials making similar comments is probably imminent.
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