WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - In the wake of the 2005 video showing Donald Trump making vulgar remarks about women, Republican lawmakers have called for Donald Trump to drop out of the race. Trump’s Virginia campaign chairman Corey Stewart discussed the fallout with WUSA9.
Stewart said Trump’s remarks were wrong but stood by the Republican nominee. He expects voters will also look past the video, see Republicans lawmakers call for him to step aside for what it is and vote on the issues.
“You know whether Donald Trump made some crude remarks 10 years ago, I don’t think is going to make much of a difference on how people vote,” Stewart said.
Trumps has apologized for his remarks.
“Anyone who knows me, knows these words don’t reflect who I am. I said it. I was wrong and I apologize,” Trump said in the taped apology.
In a statement, Melania Trump called her husband’s remarks “unacceptable and offensive.” Adding, “this does not represent the man that I know.”
Stewart said Trump dropping out the race does not help the Republican party, calling it a “fantasy by establishment Republicans.”
The second presidential debate is tomorrow night.
Stewart said that during the debate, he expects Trump to once again acknowledge that his remarks were inappropriate and rude.
And then he will pivot back to the issues.