Relations between Trump and Pence appeared strained after Pence and Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine went head to head in a debate last week.
Sen. Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, issued a statement late Friday night calling on Trump to express contrition - and possibly offering other Senate Republicans cover to disavow the nominee if he refused to apologize. "I said it, I was wrong, and I apologize".
"As I said yesterday, there are no excuses for Donald Trump's offensive and demeaning comments in the just released video; no woman should ever be victimized by this kind of inappropriate behavior". "As a Republican, I hope to support someone who has the dignity and stature to run for the highest office in the greatest democracy on earth". Soon after Crapo's announcement, Ayotte also said she would not vote for Trump.
"I think you can feel it in the air today", said Kathleen Anderson, the President of Utah Federation of Republican Women. He said he's forgiven Trump because "we're called to forgive as we've been forgiven".
Mulet fears that the continuing discontent with Trump may force some Republican voters to stay home from the voting booths, leaving a trickle-down-effect on local politics.
"Donald Trump last night showed that he is a big man", he added.
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Air strikes mostly hit the Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood, Zakaria Malhifji of the Aleppo-based Fastaqim rebel group told Reuters. Assad's Russian allies have meanwhile built up its forces in Syria after a brief ceasefire collapsed last month.
Pence was also not part of the campaign's emergency discussion at Trump Tower over the weekend on how to handle the scandal.
On the 2005 video that surfaced Friday, Mr. Trump is heard describing attempts to have sex with a married woman.
Citing concern for her daughter, Ayotte characterized Trump's comments as advocating sexual assault and said she will write in vice presidential nominee Mike Pence instead. "We ought to deploy a missile defense shield to the Czech Republic and Poland, which Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama pulled back on out of not wanting to offend the Russians back in 2009". Its mission statement declares support for "open, accountable and limited government", but its members have embraced Trump despite his stated opposition to reining in entitlement programs and his support for a massive deportation force.
"I've never quit in my life", he continued. I continue to believe our country can not afford a Hillary Clinton presidency.
Faced with questions in Sunday's debate about his own predatory remarks about women, Trump accused Bill Clinton of having been "abusive to women" and said Hillary Clinton attacked those women "viciously".