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Donald Trump: ‘Zero chance I’ll quit’ / Donald Trump's running mate Mike Pence 'offended' by sexual assault remarks

Donald Trump: ‘Zero chance I’ll quit’
Certainly has been an interesting 24 hours!’ the candidate tweeted Saturday morning.

By POLITICO 10/8/16, 5:52 PM CET

Donald Trump is not going to drop out of the 2016 presidential race, he told the Wall Street Journal on Saturday.

The Republican nominee told the paper there is “zero chance I’ll quit” and that the support he is getting is “unbelievable.”

Trump emerged on Saturday morning with a tweet that was a drastic understatement of the controversy that has consumed his presidential campaign.

“Certainly has been an interesting 24 hours!” Trump posted a little before 11 a.m.

The tweet came after the release Friday afternoon of a leaked video from 2005 that included Trump saying that being “a star” entitled him to grope women.

A little after midnight Saturday, Trump apologized, promising to be “a better man tomorrow,” but he also attacked the Clintons for Bill Clinton’s infidelities.

Republicans have been racing to distance themselves from their nominee, with some even calling for Trump to drop out of the race.

Trump posted the tweet from an Android phone, the device that appears to be the one he uses to send his own tweets.



Donald Trump's running mate Mike Pence 'offended' by sexual assault remarks
Pence had earlier cancelled a GOP event in Wisconsin in the aftermath of the tape's release

Feliks Garcia New York @feliksjose

Indiana Gov Mike Pence has broken his silence about his running mate's 2005 remarks about sexual assault.

"As a husband and father, I was offended by the words and actions described by Donald Trump in the 11-year-old video released yesterday," he said. "I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them. I am grateful that he has expressed remorse and apologized to the American people. We pray for his family and look forward to the opportunity he has to show what is in his heart when he goes before the nation tomorrow night."

Mr Pence had earlier cancelled his appearance in Wisconsin amid the fallout from Friday release of the tape, which captured Mr Trump bragging about groping and kissing women without their consent.

Donald Trump caught on tape talking about sexually assaulting women
The Indiana governor made his announcement after House Speaker Paul Ryan disinvited Mr Trump from the same event.

“I am sickened by what I heard today. Women are to be championed and revered, not objectified," Mr Ryan after the video emerged. “I hope Mr Trump treats this situation with the seriousness it deserves and works to demonstrate to the country that he has greater respect for women than this clip suggests."

NBC's Vaugh Hillyard, who is embedded in Mr Pence's press pool, said that reporters were removed from an Ohio restaurant where they were covering the vice presidential candidate as he became privy to the news.

On Friday, The Washington Post posted video of Mr Trump speaking with then-Access Hollywood's Billy Bush.

“I’ve gotta use some tic tacs, just in case I start kissing her,” Mr Trump says in the video, referring to Days of Our Lives actor Arianne Zucker. “You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.” “And when you’re a star they let you do it,” he adds. “You can do anything… Grab 'em by the p****.”

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