Everyone has been talking about the leaked sex talk Trump tape in recent days, which was conveniently leaked right before the second presidential debate.
It is 11 years old and the comments heard on tape were not liked by the Republicans, such as John McCain and the House speaker Paul Ryan. They have withdrawn their endorsement of Trump.
There have even been rumours that Trump’s running mate Mike Pence was thinking of dropping out, but this has been proven false.
He talked for the first time since this tape was released:
As USA Today reports: Donald Trump showed last night that he’s a big man,” Pence said in his first campaign event since he canceled a Saturday appearance and said he couldn’t defend Trump’s comments about women captured on a 2005 videotape.
Pence said before Sunday’s debate that Trump needed to show “what is in his heart.” And, Pence said Monday, Trump did just that.
“Then he fought back and turned the focus to the choice that we face,” Pence said to cheers from the crowd of approximately 300. “I’m proud to stand with Donald Trump.”
Pence said Christians are inspired to live godly lives, “but we all fall short.”
“I don’t condone what was said, and I spoke out against it. But the other part of my faith is, I believe in grace,” Pence said. “I’ve received it. I believe in it. I believe in forgiveness.”
Pence isn’t the only one fully committed to standing by Donald Trump. Many evangelical leaders have also come out saying the comments made on the tape have not convinced them to abandon the GOP nominee. From The Christian Monitor:
The “grossly inappropriate language” in the Trump video “does not change the reality of the choice facing this country,” Gary Bauer, founder of the Campaign for Working Families PAC, said in a statement.
“Hillary Clinton is committed to enacting policies that will erode religious liberty, promote abortion, make our country less safe, and leave our borders unprotected,” said Mr. Bauer, a veteran of the Reagan administration and a GOP presidential candidate in 2000. Mrs. Clinton will continue economic policies that are “destroying” the American working class and middle class, he added.
Ralph Reed, former leader of the Christian Coalition and head of Trump’s religious advisory board, took the same approach – decry Trump’s language, but defend his candidacy, in the name of the policy choices Trump represents versus those of Clinton.
“People of faith are voting on issues like who will protect unborn life, defend religious freedom, grow the economy, appoint conservative judges and oppose the Iran nuclear deal,” Mr. Reed said in an email to The Washington Post.
While people have been offended by Trump’s comments in the tape, the election is more important as opposed to words that were said in a private conversation in passing over a decade ago.
You can still not condone these comments while still supporting the candidate for election. What are your thoughts on this?