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Trump vows to never quit the race

5 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, October 08 2016 Oct 8, 2016 October 08, 2016 6:24 PM October 08, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is again vowing to continue his campaign even though he says the "media and establishment want me out of the race so badly."

Trump vowed in capital letters on Twitter Saturday to "never drop of out the race." He also pledged to "never let my supporters down."

Trump retweeted a pair of postings by Juanita Broaddrick, whose accusations that Bill Clinton raped her in 1978 were never tested in criminal court.

The embattled GOP presidential nominee has threatened to raise the former president's infidelities in his battle against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Trump's own campaign is struggling under a newly revealed recording from 2005 in which he brags about groping women without their consent.

Dozens of Republicans called for Trump to quit his campaign Saturday.

By early evening, he was back on Twitter.

He first reposted a Broaddrick tweet from Saturday morning that said, in part: "Actions speak louder than words. DT said bad things! HRC threatened me after BC raped me." Trump then retweeted Broaddrick's second post: "Hillary calls Trump's remarks 'horrific' while she lives with and protects a 'Rapist'. Her actions are horrific."

Bill Clinton has long denied the accusations, Hillary Clinton has declined to address them and charges were never brought.

At one point Saturday evening, Trump stepped outside of the New York City skyscraper that bears his name to briefly wave and pump his first at his fans.

A few hundred Trump supporters - and dozens of news crews - had gathered on Fifth Ave for several hours. He had remained in Trump Tower meeting with key aides and preparing for the second presidential debate Sunday in St. Louis.

Trump released a video statement in the early moments of Saturday in which he offered an apology for the remakes and pivoted to attack on Hillary Clinton and her husband.

Melania Trump is coming to her husband's defense, saying the vile words he spoke in an uncovered video do "not represent the man that I know."

Mrs. Trump says in rare public statement that the words her husband used in the 2005 footage released Friday "are unacceptable and offensive to me."

She added that the words do "not represent the man that I know," adding, "He has the heart and mind of a leader."

Trump was newly married when he bragged on tape about trying to have sex with married women and groping others without permission.

Mrs. Trump says she "hopes people will accept his apology, as I have, and focus on the important issues facing our nation and the world."

Vice President Joe Biden says Trump's comments in videotape footage amount to a reference to sexual assault.

Biden says on Twitter that Trump's words are "demeaning." He says the behavior is an abuse of power.

Biden says: "It's not lewd. It's sexual assault."

The reactions comes on a Twitter account, JoeBiden, that's run by the Democratic National Committee. But it was signed "Joe," indicating it came from the vice president himself. Biden's office confirmed the tweet came from him.

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