GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz Retracts Trump Endorsement

Chaffetz, as you surely know, is viciously anti-LGBT. Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate reports:

Congressman Jason Chaffetz said he is withdrawing his support for Donald Trump Friday after a video surfaced showing the Republican candidate for president making vulgar remarks in 2005 about touching and kissing women without their consent.

Chaffetz, a Republican representing Utah’s Third Congressional District, appeared on Fox 13 News at Nine Friday, saying: “I’m out. I can no longer in good conscience endorse this person for president. It is some of the most abhorrent and offensive comments that you can possibly imagine.”

Rep. Chaffetz said he and his wife have a 15-year-old daughter, and he said if he can’t look her in the eye and tell her about what Trump said he can’t endorse the man.

While Chaffetz said he isn’t sure who he will vote for, he said he won’t be voting for Hillary Clinton and added that it’s a shame Mike Pence isn’t at the top of the ticket. He also said Trump’s response to the criticism was an apology for getting caught, not an apology for his behavior.

“I think the message of Donald Trump is a good one, but if this is the way he acts… And that apology, that was no apology. That was an apology for getting caught, that was not an apology for the behavior.”

  • safari

    JMG: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    Don’t know the topic but the world truly needs a new thread.

  • Paula

    How long before they begin killing each other?

    • safari

      In the year 2024, the GOP is looking to hire operatives.

      “Did you work for Trump? I see that you did,” the interviewer asks.

      “Yes, I wanted to win,” the candidate replied.

      “I’ll put you on the short list. Your ethics match our own,” said the GOP.

    • Princess Lardass

      Trump is probably tearing Chaffetz apart on Twitter as I type my reply.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Anything to get away from taping that apology.

    • Mark

      or us……I’m armed to the teeth now.

      • Grumpy Old Man

        I am old school; lever-action .30-30, single action .357 mag, and .22 w/scope. I grew up in Montana – my b-i-l gave me the .357 for Xmas and I bought the other 2 when I was in high school. When I went through USMC boot camp, we were still using M-14s – I keep feeling nostalgic and kind of sort of want to buy one but I live in the heart of Seattle and I am not an End-Timer so no point.

    • Carl

      He’s like a comic book villain. This is insane.

    • sherman

      Am I a terrible person for thinking “not soon enough”. Of course a better option is for Republicons to start being moral and intellectually honest,

  • So my question for those now acting shocked is: you didn’t know he was like this? Seriously? Because we all knew he was this big a douchebag and you did too and you shouldn’t have ever backed him in the first place. So fuck you. This needs to be thrown in your face every day until the election.

    • Piercedchrlz

      Not surprised by this at all. The next time my Father or my cousins say something supporting tRump I am shutting it down. These people taught me never to speak vulgarly or disrespectful in front of a woman. If they think this is OK I will school them why it is not and no discussion of him as a candidate will be tolerated. I am DONE!

    • Carl

      The signs were there…. Every…. single…. step of the way. No excuses.

    • TampaDink

      With a daily reminder every day for the next 8 years.

    • Michael Abbett

      They gambled and lost that there wouldn’t be anything in his own voice that would come out, and that they would be able to spin away any controversy. They never expected this to happen. They still don’t care about what he said, only that he got caught.

      • PLAINTOM

        The cardinal sin, HE GOT CAUGHT.

        • geoffalnutt

          Republicans are fine with crime until they get caught. I’m going on 61. I know whereof I speak.

          • SilasMarner

            Exactly. Look back and see how they absolutely supported Nixon and Agnew until there was no doubt they were criminals and Nixon had to resign. The ONLY president EVER to do that.

      • Ernest Endevor

        But who kept that tape? Who made that recording? I find this extraordinary. Last evening we were watching Hardball (don’t judge) and at one point Andrea Mitchell, who was off camera but whose mic was still live, can be heard telling C Mathews to talk about the impact this scandal will have on senate races. Has someone kept that? Don’t get me wrong, in the kingdom of Disgustington Trump is king. But talk about an October surprise.

    • zhera

      Yes, this!

      I’m not shocked at all. Trump sees women as property, something to be used and discarded at will. The only thing that is slightly surprising is that he said those things while wearing a mic. But arrogance is tricky like that.

      • RoFaWh

        In Drumpf’s mind, women are just self-actuated cum rags.

    • Niblet58

      Not surprised just disgusted NBC didn’t put this out sooner… oh wait…. they knew this was in the can and yet they said Trump was good for NBC. Obviously they have been holding on to this for what? We all want to know, NBC, why didn’t you put this out sooner? Why did another type of media have to get this out in public? Scared your cash cow would get whacked too soon?

      • Uncle Mark

        Well, if NBC released this during the primary, Hillary would have likely been debating a more capable republican opponent by now. If this was released a month or two ago, the RNC would have been able to replace Trump…but now it’s too late, unless Trump takes himself out of the running…and that’s not likely to happen. NBC might have been looking out for their bottom line, but their timing has also helped Hillary secure her victory.

      • Who knew and when? Is there evidence that higher-ups at NBC knew about this before this week?

      • Ernest Endevor

        This is what intrigues me. Who made it, who kept it, and why.

  • BuckyB12

    Sorry, asshole – he’s all yours. Too late to change partners now.

  • Princess Lardass

    Idiot withdraws endorsement of sexist pig.

    I don’t know who won or lost in this one.

    • Richard, another Canuck

      They are all deplorable IMHO

    • worstcultever

      nicely put

    • Uncle Mark

      Rat abandons sinking ship

  • bkmn

    Someone is kind of a political savant, in a party that has no savants. Do not trust him.

  • sherman

    My neighborhood is littered with Trump signs. I feel like printing a bunch of these and gluing them to those signs. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6eb71d84453fc46f5d124b3f6e9926659c4042a1a510b8551056b358a1cbc1d2.jpg

    • Princess Lardass

      I’ve noticed two on my street. It’s depressing.

    • AnotherJosh

      The only signs I’ve seen in my town are Trump signs (and “Trump digs coal” signs, because mining’s YUGE here), aside from the lone Clinton sign among all the other signs stuck in the public strip along the road by the city park where everyone has a sign. I’m sure the intrepid Hillary supporter put it there late at night while wearing a mask over a disguise on top of another mask.

      • zhera

        Put out a “Trump grabs pussy” sign.

    • bambinoitaliano

      If I live in your neighbor, I would help out!

    • MB

      Print some cute kitty-kat pictures and paste them over Trump’s face.

    • Carl

      Down the street there are about five Trump houses. I call it Trump corner.

      • PattyJM

        No taco trucks, though?

        • AnotherJosh

          Just wait until Taco Tuesday… πŸ˜€

      • Treant

        It may be time to Pooh on Trump corner.

    • Jimmy Joe

      Have you noticed? Tonight Fox News has become the weather channel. Their coverage is all about the hurricane.

      • Michael Abbett

        And nary a peep on Breitbart. It’s all about Hillary and Wikileaks.

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          • ChrisMorley

            FLAGGED and REPORTED

      • AnotherJosh

        Live from their weather center, where sadly, it isn’t raining men.

      • Anastasia Beaverhousen

        In the eye of a hurricane there is quiet.

    • Michael Abbett

      We’re on the South side of Indy and I’ve seen dozens of Trump signs scattered about, but not one for Hillary. We’re laying low. They’re probably one step away from torches and pitchforks right now. We’re also stepping up our timetable for moving out of Indiana…

      • Librarykid

        Best wishes for your move.

    • Dee

      How about putting up the signs next to Trump poster. Ha Ha!

  • bkmn

    It is not about the good of the country, it is about staying in power, no matter how limited.

  • Dot Beech

    Who would want an endorsement from that pig anyway? If Trump is no longer endorsed by Chaffetz, I like Trump more for it.

    Well, a bit. A wee bit.

  • TampaDink

    This may be the only honorable thing this asshole has ever done. Congrats on being the first of what I hope will be no less than dozens who do the same.

  • Ernest Endevor

    And if your daughter is gay… ?

    • TampaDink

      THEN he will be able to look her in the eye…and lovingly tell her that she is DEAD to him.

  • Outlaw Woman

    Allow me to translate …
    “Why oh why doesn’t Trump stick to hating the gays (like Mike Pence does) ?”

  • Michael McReavy

    Known to be xenophobic, racist, homophobic, misogynistic, etc…but now he’s gone too far? Maybe for some Republicans but the evangelicals will hold their noses and still vote for Trump because of the abortion issue.

  • AnotherJosh

    You made your bed, now sleep in it.

    • Michael A. Lozoya

      And may the sheets snuff out his re-election campaign.

  • sherman

    There are probably more than a few women who are fantasizing about this tonight.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0sAGY45tM0

  • Ernest Endevor

    It’s at times like these that we come to understand that the best use of the internet is porn. Because none of this crap equals Colby Keller’s erection.

    • TampaDink

      According to an earlier comment with a link to a story reported today on Towleroad, Keller has announced that he is voting for trump. His erection is useless when he wants to fuck the entire planet with that vote.

      • sherman

        You’ve just ruined his videos for me. Sometimes ignorance really is bliss.

        • TampaDink

          I’m sorry….but friends don’t let friends lust after morons who would vote for the orange menace.

      • Ernest Endevor

        Yes but… It’s such a pretty erection.

        • TampaDink

          Pretty is as pretty does. There are millions of pretty erections that are attached to men who don’t make dangerous political decisions.

          • Ernest Endevor

            Of course. But that this should be the bridge too far? This is his %47 tape? Of course it’s disgusting. of course it’s deplorable, but out of all the vile, dangerous, and disguting things he’s said – and done – this turns out to be the shot fired on 5th avenue that won’t be forgiven?

          • TampaDink

            Only time will tell. The fact that there have been so few endorsement retractions is surprising.

      • Ernest Endevor

        Yes but it’s a beautiful erection.

    • RoFaWh

      Have I become shallow in thinking that some penises are a lot more good looking than others?

      • Ernest Endevor

        No.

  • MB

    He was just interviewed on CNN and he called Drumbph’s comments intolerable.
    He should have said they were deplorable.

  • Carl

    I can’t stop watching.

  • Gene

    its hard to express to the non religious folk here how much this signifies to the LDS vote folks.

    This is….beyond, an earthquake.

    and the Evangelical protestants? the honest and sincere ones are following suit.

    Trump cannot recover from this.
    long time posters will know that I am one of the “religious ones” who have stuck around in here. I KNOW these people, and interact with them…most are bigoted fools who will stick by Trump, but ENOUGH of them are sincere, and GROSSLY offended by this, that they wont vote for him.

    stick a fork in him folks…he is done.
    All of the motherfucker, anti American, rapist pervert shitbag in the Ecuadorian embassy bullshitter can throw at her wont make an impact after this.

    he has lost a big part of his base..the truly religious. he cannot win without them

    • AnotherJosh

      I’m not too in touch with the LDS world (the musical The Book of Mormon was fabulous, though! ;-), but it sounds like from what you’re saying, that this would be comparable in magnitude to how evangelicals would perceive Franklin Graham saying that he no longer endorses Trump. That is, in a word, yuge!

      • Gene

        1) yes…it WAS great! (the musical)
        2) actually…BIGGER than that.

        this is…an earthquake
        it might (by dividing the vote between Clinton, Trump, and whats his name, throw….UTAH…to Clinton.)..and, there are enough LDS people who respect this asshate former Jew who was a democrat…yeah…thats his background, that it will secure beyond doubt VA, and really help in NC and OH.

        this…this is big

        • AnotherJosh

          So, uh, I’m even more out of touch than I thought. But this is abso-fucking-lutely unreal. I can’t wait to see the fallout!

    • Michael McReavy
      • AnotherJosh

        This does not surprise me. But I’m still saving this link in case any evangelical on my social media feeds ever tries to claim the moral high ground about anything from here on.

    • MBear

      Yes, but the world would still be a better place if all the mor(m)ons took off to kolob.

      And then it blew up

      • PeterC

        I have lived in communities that were heavily Mormon; and I will say that your thinking can be applied to any religious group whether Mormon, Christian or Muslim. The world would be better without them.

        • MBear

          other groups fail with the kolob reference, alas. πŸ™‚

  • MikeBx2

    What exactly is the message of Trump he thinks is so good?

  • bambinoitaliano
    • AnotherJosh

      Make it so!

    • good shot green

      All women refusing to vote Trump isn’t the same as all women voting Clinton. If only men voted, every state be blue, really?

  • kirtanloorii

    Funny. Trump did about as much damage to himself as Julian Assange was SUPPOSED to do to Hillary. It must SUCK to be a Trump supporter.

    • Todd20036

      I was thinking something similar.

      Hey Assange: THIS is what an “October surprise” looks like.

      Too bad it’s not against Hillary, right?

  • Robincho

    In the reality-based venue I come from, a non-endorsement from Chaffetz would be regarded as something to be greatly prized…

  • sherman

    Journalists who remember the “Obama birther” press conference which turned out to be a hotel commercial should be cautious. The video he is releasing tonight could be just an announcement that he now has a contract to promote Tic Tacs.

    • carrot festival

      Rebranded as Trump Tax. Made in Guatemala.

      • TuuxKabin

        You cwazy wabbit. I’m gonna chase you. /s

  • MB

    THIS pussy is NOT amused.
    http://i.imgur.com/muRQSGS.jpg

  • Tom G

    He said he’s not voting for Hillary. Then who the hell is he voting for?!?!

  • PLAINTOM

    but you could look her in the eye when all the Trump comment’s about his daughter’s body had already surfaced. You could look her in the eye all this time that Trump was publicly insulting women ?

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Oh, poor Teddy Cruz. If he had only held off endorsing Trump another week or so, he might have a shred of his dignity left.
    Timing is everything, Teddy. And yours stinks!!

    • Gene

      soo….sooo True. but, now, he is shown to have sold himself for political (potential) gain.

      there is a word for people who sell themselves. it rhymes with Door….

      πŸ™‚

      and it WILL be remembered in the next election cycle

      hehehehehehehehehe!

      • Snarkaholic

        Bore? Boor? Boar? Poor? Deplore?

        • AnotherJosh

          Snore? Oh, wait, that’d be Ben Carson…

          • Snarkaholic

            Let’s not forget Sore (in more than one place) Marcus Bachmann.

      • LeftyNYC

        Pussy Galore?

        • Ernest Endevor

          Well someone’s been taking his clever pills.

    • PLAINTOM

      He can’t even run for POTUS in 2020 because someone will drop the phone bank picture on him in the primary.

  • Texndoc

    Very good point on MSNBC: there may very well be more and more video of him being every bit the pig on outtakes of “The Apprentice” that producer Mark Burnett is suppressing. For now.

    • Lazycrockett

      Wonder if Mark has signed a confidentiality clause.

  • FAEN

    So the other shitgibbon is retracting his support lol?

    You built this Chaffetz, now you own it and there are no takesies backsies.

  • Chris

    Fox News has only covered the weather since “Kelly File” ended two hours ago…

    • Gene

      stunned…stunned I am….
      I am overcome by shock by the “stunnedness” of their reaction.

      denial. as I have said…the conservatives are so deep in it they should hold sudanese passports

    • Michael Abbett

      Fair and balanced!

    • PLAINTOM

      But The Republicans were saying the hurricane was a liberal hoax. What could they be covering ? Suddenly it’s a real hurricane πŸ™‚

      • AnotherJosh

        Oh snap!

  • PLAINTOM

    I wonder if I can get a printer to produce ” Grab her by the pussy ” signs ?

    • UrsusArctos

      Carpe felis!

  • sherman
  • Ninja0980

    You’re still an asshole.

    • Lakeview Bob

      Yep, Can’t stand this slimy SOB.

  • PLAINTOM

    I think I’m going to have many ” I told you he was scum and the GOP was lying about Hillary ” conversations in the next week.

  • Lazycrockett

    He’s not gonna debate.

    • Agree. He is a coward.

      • RoFaWh

        I think the whole thing is sort of funny, in a “glad it’s happening to you and not me” way.

        The persona Drumpf has presented so far, the foul-mouthed, ignorant, stupid, blustering bully who can’t speak in whole sentences unless someone has scripted them β€” that Drumpf is discovering that the way he wins “deals” when negotiating with marks investors doesn’t work in a political contest.

  • MikeBx2

    The only true apology would be one that admits he has manipulated and assaulted women using his “star” power. Waiting for that apology.

  • Hank

    I wonder how many Rethuglican Senators up for re-election, will go down with THIS ship!!! /s

  • Michael A. Lozoya

    That whole “Grab them by the pussy” reminds me of that stupid thing some men were doing a while back by yelling at female news reporters live “Fuck her right in the pussy” I bet those types of assholes are Trump supporters.

  • Lazycrockett

    Loving the fact that Lawrence O has a panel of women only discussing Drumpf’s horrible behaviour.

    • Hank

      I am watching it with you!

  • bambinoitaliano

    Binder full of women was the bar set by Romney back in 2012. If this is Olympic…..

  • Michael R

    We’re gonna need you to stay in the basket until you’re told to do otherwise .

  • Today and tonight are the best so far of the entire damned campaign. THE BEST.

    As for apologies, no. Not enough, Chaffetz. Your candidate is on tape confirming the sexual assaults and battery incidents already alleged against him. These are crimes.

    You fuckers impeached Clinton over lying under oath about a consensual affair.

    If Trump remains your party’s candidate, you are ALL painted with the same clown-paint brush.

  • Michael A. Lozoya

    If he does debate, Hillary should refuse to shake his hand. He’s such a vile piece of shit.

    • pj

      he dosent shake peoples hand. hes been doing us all a favor

      • RoFaWh

        He’s reportedly germ-phobic.

  • Lakeview Bob

    Not one headline on Breitbart about this. But people are commenting in an open thread. Most people are supporting tRUMP and using this issue to turn on Hillary and Bill.

    • Fux Noise is reporting on anything except this. Hurricane coverage, etc.

      • Lakeview Bob

        The people on Breitbart are so vile. Hillary was so correct calling them deplorable.

        • Captain Obvious

          In their case, deplorable is a compliment, they’re well beneath that. They’re a cancer on decency and the American way.

      • Todd20036

        Of course they won’t . After sucking up to Trump, and now there’s a story that could turn his entire candidacy to ashes? They don’t want to admit this.

        Not until they have no choice – the polls put him down by 20 points.

    • Todd20036

      Basically it’s either:

      1) Bill did this so liberals are hypocrites. (well, no he didn’t)
      2) All men talk like this (well, no we don’t)
      3) Liberals are out to get Trump (true, but we don’t need to lie to do so)
      4) Hillary is worse. (Yeah? Prove it. Hard proof, please.)

  • Hank

    Chaffetz is an ASSHOLE!!!

    • Lazycrockett

      He’s a republican its a given.

      • johncAtl

        There are a few that aren’t, but he is the poster child for pompous arrogant ass.

      • Hank

        Agreed, however there are assholes and there are ASSHOLES!!!

  • Treant

    There go the Mormons.

    Not for Hillary, of course, but they might vote McMuffin or Johnson instead.

    • Bruno

      Send those Utah electoral votes on over to McMuffinTop or Aleppo or best yet, Madame President.

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/jbouie/status/784599818526191616?lang=en
    As other posters have pointed out, the GOP didn’t give a shit about this or other vile things said about Hispanics, Blacks, LGBT people etc.
    Hell they were even fine with most of his attacks on women when he called them pigs, fat, ugly etc.
    And yet this tape was what angered them?

    • Max_1

      They built this…

    • zhera

      Calling Rosie a dog is totally fine if you ask the GOP. Talking about Megyn Kelly bleeding out of whereever is acceptable if you ask the GOP. Mocking disabled reporters: A-OK. Calling veterans cowards and weak: Yup. Fat-shaming women: Always.

      The problem with this tape, the thing that makes it too much for the GOP to swallow, is the the naughty words. Not the actions, not the misogyny, not the arrogance. Two words. Fuck. Pussy.

      And THAT’s fucking insane!

  • Bruno

    So he’s fine with the racism and xenophobia but not of some colorful language that only serves to continue the assault on women he’s carried out his entire life. I think Mormons are afraid they’ll get in trouble with the church if they support a potty mouth. They have no fear of treating minority groups like dirt though.

  • ShawnSwagger

    This is somewhat encouraging. I was checking around on major international news outlets to see how today’s stories have filtered and they are indeed all over the place. But I was pleasantly surprised to see that in some of the more serious newspapers, that Obama’s official declaration that Russia has been trying to hack the U.S. election was given equal or top billing with Trump’s groping tapes.

    Don’t get me wrong; I am happy for anything that removes Trump from possible future occupants of the oval office. But it’s a little depressing that the U.S. electorate is so shallow that the “pussy tape” is what’s going to do it. Why aren’t the U.S. media and the GOP up in arms that Russia is committing cyber-espionage and trying to hack our election? And at the invitation of one of the candidates? In the grand scheme of things, this is the much bigger story.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6605642e43b5323e148b7dc1220529163652c9f648a064364c264763c3679c06.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1fc01c45e95afacb82f7316a788bf20a54cc72add6b473174426340aaf7b4b87.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9133f490c12836500e08c751571c6a8132ecc28b2450df8313ae1f990f13231f.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/69af4f664af189a1d9ee39a59fd30d6bf427813c06339fef97fd5db16d2c3b5f.png

  • Lazycrockett

    They got Chris out of the crypt.

  • Ander
    • safari

      He has no meaning.

  • Tigernan Quinn

    This better not be the thing that gets Trump to step down and gets Pence elected.

  • Captain Obvious
    • Max_1

      Trumptanic…

  • Lazycrockett

    Is CNN still live, the remote is over on the coffee table and Im feeling lazy.

    • medaka

      It is (CNN Int’l here).

      They’re still waiting for the video.

  • MB

    Perhaps Donnie could use some T&P tonight ??
    http://i1.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/020/719/image.jpeg

  • Lazycrockett

    here comes the video

  • TheManicMechanic

    The entire Trump campaign is as if every train in the US were to simultaneously crash. That collective trainwreck would still not be big enough to compare.

  • Lazycrockett

    teleprompter

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/TheFix/status/784571545997959168?lang=en
    Seriously, how could you not see that coming?

  • medaka

    Here we go….

  • houstonray

    Apology video is up!!!!

  • Chayste in LA

    “I gotta call balls and strikes…and that was definitely balls!” ~J. Chaffetz

  • Lazycrockett

    just reading it with no emotion. nothing.

  • Michael McReavy
  • EweTaw

    We’ve always known Chaffetz was a whore. Now we know his price.

  • medaka

    “grieving mothers” DRINK!

  • Lazycrockett

    pivots and attacks Hillary. its done, hes toast.

  • MB

    “These words don’t reflect me ???”

    You said it Drumpf, you OWN it.

    • PLAINTOM

      Bring on the next video

  • Ninja0980

    LMAO, he thinks this is going to save him?

  • Lazycrockett

    Horrible just fucking Horrible.

  • OMFG… he’s digging his grave even deeper.

  • medaka

    PIVOT and attack Bill and Hill

  • Carl

    His apology tape just made it worse.

  • houstonray

    OMG SERIOUSLY??? THAT was an apology? Wow, just wow….

  • Lazycrockett

    The Donors have left the building.

  • MB

    He’s trying to say Billl Clinton’s words were worse ????????????

    Holeee Krappp.

    • RJ Bone

      Of course they were! Donald has the best words. The absolute best. Everyone says so. They all say he’s the best.

      • RoFaWh

        He says so too.

        “I had the best words.”

  • Michael Smith

    Blink twice if you’re being held hostage

  • JCF
  • Hank

    Where are you getting it? MSNBC has nothing but Chris Matthews talking.

    • houstonray

      CNN just aired it live, but it’s up on his Facebook page apparently….

    • Lakeview Bob

      It was just on MSNBC. You must have blinked. It lasted only 90 seconds.

    • Kissmagrits

      …and talking ….and talking …..and talking….usually over what the
      guest is trying to say.

      • RoFaWh

        Has a “guest” ever gotten up and walked off the set because of the host’s bad manners?

        • Kissmagrits

          No, not that I’m aware of…..
          But, he loses the thread of the discussion with his irritating type-A behavior….and his voice reminds me of worn out brake linings.

  • Max_1

    – OCTOBER 07, 2016 –

    DONALD J. TRUMP STATEMENT

    “Governor Mike Pence will be representing me tomorrow in Wisconsin. I will be spending the day in New York in debate prep with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Jeff Sessions, and then flying to St. Louis on Sunday for the 2nd Presidential Debate.”

    edit: He’ll be spending the day figuring out how he’s gonna face millions of women and Hillary.

    • RJ Bone

      “Debate prep”

      “The Donald does not do debate prep. The Donald will be staring at himself in the (gold embossed) full length mirror he carries with him, doing something else with the word “bate” in it. “rich asshole laugh*.”

      • RoFaWh

        Enturbulate?

        (What’s that “ul” doing in there?)

    • PLAINTOM

      I will be with the RNC begging to keep my candidacy.

  • Lakeview Bob

    He totally ruined himself with that non apology.

  • Carl

    It was the least he could do. Literally.

  • Treant

    Ow. I’m watching some Q-tip on MSNBC try to spin this crap.

    • David Milley

      Chris Matthews, no doubt. Guh, that was painful.

  • Michael Smith

    He really is thicker than concrete. That was barely an apology, clearly not from the heart. It was more deflecting.

    • bambinoitaliano

      As long as he is good enough for the GOP to keep him. I’m good for him to continue to drive this train wreck.

      • Michael Smith

        My understanding is they have to keep him. Only way to get rid of him is for him to drop out or die.

  • MB
    • bambinoitaliano

      Which means wait for his tweets in the next few hours.

      • Bruno

        Please let him snort 5 lines and drink 6 shots of tequila before hitting the Twatter.

  • Snarkaholic

    So who IS Shatfest going to vote for?

  • Max_1

    Dear Donald J. Trump,
    It must be tough. I mean tough, like difficult tough, to be a loser.

  • Lazycrockett

    I rape women but that’s just a distraction.

  • MB

    So he’s really NOT sorry.

    Only sorry it was on tape.

  • sherman
    • carrot festival

      Sorry David, he’s standing on your sheet.

      • AnotherJosh

        They’re both full of sheet.

    • PLAINTOM

      That’s funny

  • Michael Smith

    I’ve seen mediocre college speech students with better delivery. It was so robotic and forced. I’d almost feel bad if it wasn’t Trump.

  • Max_1

    – OCTOBER 07, 2016 –

    STATEMENT FROM DONALD J. TRUMP

    β€œThis was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course – not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended.”

    • Max_1

      edit. to Donald J. Trump
      If it’s bad at all that Bill was saying this stuff, why is it o.k. when you do it?

      • RoFaWh

        “Johnny, stop throwing rocks at passing cars.”

        “But Mom, Billy is doing it too.”

        “You are still expected to behave well, Billy or no Billy.”

    • Princess Lardass

      Ah, so he’s trying to drag his opponent’s spouse into his mess? “Classy.”

      “I apologize if anyone was offended” is not the same as actually apologizing.

      • RoFaWh

        That exact sentence is one of the sure earmarks of a non-apology.

    • Bruno

      “…if anyone was offended.” I think an actual apology at the very least is required here.

    • PLAINTOM

      Good, he’s going to try and ride it out. Every day he stays in is another day Rethugs can throw away their vote and have Trump waste donor money.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      What a vile little man. Small, petty and without worth. Tiny, puny, insignificant creature.

  • houstonray

    A CNN talking head was saying the video was awkward, badly lit, he looked odd, angry, and it was completely insincere…

  • Lazycrockett
  • Michael Smith

    Kinda disappointed he didn’t start with crying and “I have sinned against you”. Of course crying would require emotion.

    • johncAtl

      Jimmy Swaggart???

    • RoFaWh

      I question whether the adult Drumpf has ever once shed tears.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    As Joe and others have noted, it took a tape of Donald Trump talking about fondling white women for the GOP to become outraged. Not the comments about Gays, Abortion rights, Blacks, Latinos, Asians, Military personnel, etc…..no, only when the white women were demeaned, that was the breaking point.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, your GOP in full, vulgar and duplicitous display.

    • David Milley

      Yep. This has been driving me wild tonight.

      • PeterC

        This has been driving me nuts for three months.

    • bambinoitaliano

      But has it reach the point of ‘When they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me’ for the Trump supporters?

    • ShawnSwagger

      The thing is, did anybody really not know this about him? Did anybody seriously think before today that Trump was anything other than a lewd, crude, sexist, misogynist? Did anybody seriously think yesterday that Trump treated women like they were people? His serial adultery, his multiple marriages and affairs, his Howard Stern interviews, his friendships and partnerships with Roger Ailes and John Casablancas, his lascivious comments about his own daughters, his rages at Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Rosie O’Donnell and any woman who stood up to his bullying, his treatment of Alicia Machado, Megyn Kelly, etc. weren’t clues?

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        I agree, but I think the reason this hits where other anecdotes didn’t is that it’s a visceral recording. Trump’s voice is dripping with salacious disdain and anyone who hears it can’t mistake or dismiss it.

        On a tangential note, watching his surrogates flailing around like fish on a dock is both hilarious and insulting. They’re actually trying to make light of it. Deplorable is too kind a word.

        • That is why, for me, Chaffetz’s endorsement retraction is disingenuous at best. He knew all along that this is the real Trump yet endorsed him anyway. Now he is chastising Trump for apologizing for getting caught but not apologizing for the behavior? Pot, I’d like to introduce you to Kettle…

        • Ernest Endevor

          We were watching Roger Stone on Hardball. That man’s hairline is about as believable as Trump’s apologies.

  • PLAINTOM

    OK evangelicals lets talk. Many of your pastors and political leaders told you that they had spoken to Trump many times and he was a good man who you should support. What else have they been lying to you about ?

    • AnotherJosh

      Oh, just the origin of the universe, evolution, history of ancient people groups, the origins of the books of the Christian scriptures, the less savory parts of the church’s history (of which there are more than a few), climate change, anything to do with LGBT people… and I’m just getting started.

  • Lazycrockett

    Tomorrow morning is gonna be a very interesting day.

    • johncAtl

      Sunday night will be more interesting…. will he show up?

  • Ninja0980

    That was the worst non-apology video I’ve seen.

  • sherman
    • Bryan

      The internet will remember when her next cycle comes up.

    • MikeSEA

      She’s an idiot, with no credibility among most people in WA! That said, it’s kind of a creative response….though she’s still an idiot.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Treant

    A quick analysis of that apology…the affect is so flat and he’s clearly reading off a teleprompter. It’s a non-pology that rings false.

    He’ll show on Sunday, loaded with braggadocio, and attack Hillary with Gennifer and Monica. It won’t go well for him as Hillary was the victim there. By next Saturday, Clinton will be +8 and heading northward fast.

    It’s over and, on some level, he seems to know that.

    • Lazycrockett

      The town hall folks will turn on him and its not going to be pretty when he starts remarking on their looks as they ask questions.

      • Treant

        I have a suspicion you’re right…and that these “undecided” voters are, as of this evening, no longer all that undecided.

        I had thought it was going to be a slightly Clinton-unfriendly audience. I now think it’s going to be a severely Trump-hostile audience. My bet? He shows, but walks off or clearly checks out about 45 minutes in at the outside.

        • Lazycrockett

          I think by Sunday morning he’ll decide to be a no show. He’s not made of the stuff to confront this shit.

        • Bruno

          Don’t be surprised if that audience gets rigged to be less tRump-hostile than it would normally be. A stipulation of his appearance, surely.

          • Treant

            I’d thought the audience was already chosen?

          • Bruno

            I’m sure, but I bet they could change it. I wouldn’t put it past them.

      • Scott_Lumry

        What would happen if Ms. Clinton put out a statement that she could not appear on stage with this poor excuse of a male. Take the high road and leave Orange Furbie to face the fiery pitchfork wielding town hallians on his own. “I can not, in good conscience appear on a stage with a man who feels that women are to be treated in such a fashion. Our sons and daughters deserve better leadership and my respected opposition party has failed to provide it.” Perhaps that would put some heat on the down ticket positions.

        • Reality.Bites

          I don’t think so. A President needs to be able to face anyone.

          • Scott_Lumry

            I really do believe there is a difference in facing someone, which she has proven she is willing to do, and turning your back on someone who so readily disgusts people. Getting into the gutter is the only place where you can be face to face with Trump, and she could elevate this by stepping up, not down.

  • PLAINTOM

    The next 30 days, we play pin the Trump on the GOP.

    • GOP = Grabbing Odd PΓΌssy
      GOP = Grotesque Obese PΓΌssy-grabbers

      • johncAtl

        Sadly it’s too late to use “Grabbing old pussy.” Phyllis Schlafly already died.”

        • AnotherJosh

          It is self-evident that Trump wouldn’t grab old pussy anyway.

          IMO Grotesque Obese Pussygrabber is #winning

        • RJ Bone

          …. ew.

          Oh yeah, she’s dead isn’t she.

          EWEWEWEEWEW!~!!!

          • johncAtl

            You say ewe…… i say yeah.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          Great Ossified Pussy, Batman!

        • Reality.Bites

          Damn – this thing is the first time I’ve ever actually wished she wasn’t dead.

  • Lazycrockett
  • Ninja0980

    Memo to folks supporting Trump.
    Attacking Hillary over what her husband did was tried and ended up in the GOP losing seats in the House and Senate, one of the first times the party not in control of the White House lost seats in the midterms.
    But please, encourage Trump to continue on this line of attack, it will go over soo well.

  • RJ Bone

    Le gasp! It’s gettin’ real, boys! Weasel Chaffetz stomped his foot and proclaimed “I don like you anymore, you poopoo head!”

    … after noticing that the bigger kids are smacking Donald around. He tries so hard to be cool!

  • David Milley

    Hmmm … Trump seems to have mistaken rage for contrition.

  • Seriously, the goat-fucker blew the 2nd apology, too. (I’ll try to ignore the horrible lighting which any halfway competent A/V person could’ve fixed.)

    He kind of started out okay, almost. But Trump did not identify what he was apologizing about. He tried to minimize it by claiming it was “a long time ago.” He did not even express anything about WHY what he said was wrong. Just vaguely referred to “what I said.” He did not identify anyone to whom he would be directing this apology. Termed the whole mess “a distraction” as if it’s irrelevant.

    And then, after basically 100 words, pivoted IMMEDIATELY to attacking Clinton!

    • Treant

      The pivot was too obvious, not logical, and isn’t going to play out very well. All done in a video that looked like a hostage plea.

      But please, Mr. Trump, carry on.

      • Basically, it was roughly the same “nopology” from earlier today, only done on horribly lit video, an obviously rage-filled Trump saying prepared statements, with the “If I offended anyone” removed and a diatribe against the Clintons added.

        Seriously. Trump may not think it now, but he just made this scandal worse.

        And it is VERY, VERY important to remember: Trump just apologized for saying he liked to grab women by their genitals. He did not apologize for actually doing it, which more than a few women have already alleged in court cases, and more are coming foward.

        • Treant

          And his rape trial is still coming up.

          Plus I will lay bets that there are more–and worse–tapes out there. One a week through the election? Stay tuned.

          • Bruno

            How about one a day? I wouldn’t be surprised if the numbers exist, at least.

    • Hank

      He was back to his NORMAL Orange Color!!! He had been fading to almost normal, recently

      • houstonray

        Noticed that too…maybe his orange comes out when his temper flares?? πŸ˜‰

      • Treant

        His people have to spew bile every so often or it builds up, turning them orange and slowly killing them with its toxicity.

        (Thanks to American Dad for that idea)

      • Deanobear

        There must be a shortage of orange nitrate.

      • RoFaWh

        Must’ve started overdosing on carrot juice again.

        There was a case in England of a guy who drank so much carrot juice, not only did he turn bright orange, but he died from too much Vitamin A.

    • MusicBear88

      I have a friend who is a mother of three boys (8, 4, and 1) and has on the refrigerator the “elements of an apology” to refer to for her children. This met NONE of them.

      • Reality.Bites

        Frankly, I think any verbal apology from a one-year-old is pretty damn impressive, elements or not. πŸ˜‰

      • RoFaWh

        The elements of apology, for adults:

        1. I did something wrong.
        2. I’m sorry.
        3. I apologize.
        4. Please forgive me.
        5. Is there any way to make restitution?

        If you allow even the faintest hint of sarcasm into any of those lines, it isn’t an apology.

        Note that “I’m sorry if anyone’s offended” is not part of a real apology.

    • Bruno

      Maybe he really is secretly still a Dem and working to get Hillary elected in what should be a tough election cycle.

      • Treant

        Not possible. Even if true, he’s completely shattered every remaining piece of his empire. Nobody does that after a lifetime of building something.

        I’m afraid he is actually this bugfuck crazypants insane.

        ETA: With this tape, he’s now untouchable in terms of TV shows, too. There’s that down the drain as well.

        • Ernest Endevor

          Let’s hope so. The important point is that he’s insane. Bonkers. Gaga. Not only should he not be president, the man shouldn’t be allowed to have a driver’s license.

      • No, he’s just a batshit insane sexual-assault monster (among his many flaws) who rose far higher than anyone like him ever should have.

        • Ernest Endevor

          Mussolini?

    • Ninja0980

      That is going to be his tactic going forward and how Hillary didn’t give out milk and cookies to some of the women her husband slept with.
      Good luck with that.

    • Grumpy Old Man

      He is not even going to get cable show after this; any building with ‘Drumpf’ on it will be vandalized, no one will do business with him (excepting, maybe, Putin). He probably does not have any ‘real’ money/income – this fucker is a ‘dead skunk in the middle of the road’.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu5hzc2Mei4

      • TuuxKabin

        STINKIN’ ta’ HIGH HEAVEN!

    • Ernest Endevor

      Someone on his ‘team’ should point out to him that Hillary Clinton has an actual pussy. Should we expect him to grab hers tomorrow at nine when they face off for the debate?

  • Cuberly

    “Rep. Chaffetz said he and his wife have a 15-year-old daughter…”

    Oh fuck you! Trump can full on rant like a card carrying member of the KKK fer months fer kriss sake? And NOW it’s inappropriate?

    Fuck you, with a chainsaw dipped in lemon juice you fuck-wit!

    (sorry, rant over..)

    • ShawnSwagger

      You need to stop sugarcoating it.

      • Cuberly

        I know, my Lutheran background was showing there wasn’t it. πŸ˜‰

  • Texndoc

    Trump’s lead in Texas is so reportedly anemic, already. It HAS happened in the past. Oh, please if you can hear me “Angel” Ann Richards……

    http://www.nndb.com/people/699/000023630/ann-richards-sized.jpg

    • houstonray

      As a fellow Texan, I share your prayer…(God I miss Ann….)

      • Texndoc

        My first vote in Texas! Remember she was behind and that ass Clayton Williams so pissed off women (and reasonable men). This could happen. It could. The Hispanic vote is huge.

    • Lazycrockett

      When did she join Starfleet?

    • PLAINTOM

      She and Molly Ivins are sharing a bottle and laughing their asses off.

  • Grumpy Old Man

    I was wondering how Drumpf was going to get out of losing – he probably leaked it himself. That might put Pence at the top of the ticket – that is even worse. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0246c5f6940a356fdef4b9ce1e488a91517e08e4c8df50f72c3fd29d329e66d5.gif I think I want out of here https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b42231985b9880d156245fd9424752cb9d1bba50fb3baeb29b83b16532c66712.gif

    • johncAtl

      The ballots are already set. Trump is the GOP candidate for president.

      • Homo Erectus

        I already voted.

  • Ninja0980

    On the bright side, this development tonight certainly means my GOP congressman will be a one and done and the crazy teabagger running to the North of me will likely lose as well.

  • Lazycrockett

    And the Kicker is that every donor and GOP elected official knows that there is video out there ready to roll with Drumpf calling women or a woman a c*nt.

  • Tweet I just saw in my feed: “Today’s the day Trump lost the House for the GOP.”

    • Treant

      Hope so!

    • Homo Erectus

      No, the House lost the House with their anti-women platform. Trump is only their #1 spokesmisogynist.

    • Reality.Bites

      The pessimist in me sees the Dems winning both chambers and little being done due to infighting.

      One difference though will be that Clinton isn’t going to waste a couple of years on bipartisanship. You can get on board or get out of the way.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Bruno

      Dog damn you’re making me want to watch MSNBC again.

    • Seriously, what a sick fucker this guy is.

      https://twitter.com/SopanDeb/status/784608719908798464

      • johncAtl

        “Trump’s statement.”

        There is no way that Trump wrote that. Three paragraphs and sixteen sentences and he never repeated himself.

        Oh, and he would never have said the first sentence saying that he isn’t perfect.

        • Absolutely true, but there is no way he wasn’t involved in the decision to pivot to attacking the Clintons.

          Let’s put it this way: Trump is trying to say his sins were “a long time ago”. Just consider that Bill Clinton’s affair was twice as long ago.

      • “We’re losing our jobs” ??

        Hey Scumbag Trump — YOU’RE FIRED !!! … you lowlife piece of crap.
        .

  • Smartypants

    My guess is he’s positioning himself to challenge Ryan for Speaker after Trump leads the decimation of the Republicans at the polls.

  • Lazycrockett

    Chris Matthews is making me very very mad. Shut up.

    • Bruno

      What’s Tweety saying?

      • Lazycrockett

        He trying to autopsy the apologize and make it sound like Drumpf has grown and changed with the written statement.

        • Bruno

          Hopeless.

  • Treant

    Well, thus ends the weirdest day I’ve ever seen in politics.

    Until tomorrow, at least. I’m going to bed before anything else happens.

    • Bruno

      You’re going to miss Clinton falling down a flight of stairs again. Good night!

    • Ninja0980

      Night!

    • houstonray

      ‘night!

  • Lazycrockett

    My god they made andrea mitchell get out of bed.

    • Hank

      Glad it is just the voice. Hate to see her sans makeup, I do like her work, however.

  • Hank

    I just muted the sound and watched THE Video of Hair Drumpf’s “apology”. Just watching his face he is SEETHING!!!! So pissed, that he has to apologize. There is NO CONTRITION on his face!!!

    • Lazycrockett

      Twitter is waiting patiently, but waiting……………

    • I saw the same thing. He was absolutely seething. Kinda dead during the nopology part, a little better in next paragraph, full of fiery rage as he tried to make this about Bill Clinton’s affair twice as long ago as what Trump just said on tape about battery and sexual assaults.

  • PLAINTOM

    I assume each candidate is allowed to invite a certain number of guests to the debate. I am curious as to who will accept Trump’s invitation now ?

    • lymis

      I’m sure Megyn Kelly would be thrilled to attend.

  • johncAtl

    Wait…..

    Mormon….married for 15 years and only three children? Why is he letting all those souls going unsaved?

    And formerly Judaism?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/416aa8acf919bd495f35efab7e9f571367e24198022abd91b1d9da0d464c3ba6.png

  • Lazycrockett

    I think I’m going to sleep very very well tonight.

    • I’m going to sleep way the hell better than I did two nights ago, for sure.

  • MikeSEA

    Not really buying this…he has ‘un-endorsed’ Trump but won’t vote for Hillary. Realistically it’s a two person race. He can pretend he’s finished with the Donald, but if he’s not voting for Hillary, it’s the same a vote for Trump.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Lumpy Gaga

      Even Trump won’t grab Christie’s Pink Cadillac.

      • RoFaWh

        Christie sells Mary Kay?

  • Lazycrockett
    • Here’s the rest of it where Ana SHREDS Trumpanzee sycophant Scottie Nell Hughes

      Ana Navarro SHREDS Deplorable Trumpanzee
      https://youtu.be/UHoFjV9Rfd0?t=35

      • Canadian Observer

        Best laugh of the night, Hughes reaction towards Navarro saying “pussy”. The horror, the horror. ROTFLMAO (glad I had urinated just before they played that)

      • MikeSEA

        She was great…I disagree with her on many things, but I certainly respect her, and she seems like a decent person. She was on last night, and in a wonderfully entertaining tirade called the Donald a racist in both English and Spanish, and generally let him have it. Again, very entertaining.

        • RoFaWh

          Actually, the best word (pun intentional) for Drumpf is probably xenophobe: he hates and fears anyone different from himself: people with a vagina; people with dark skin; people of African descent; gays; poor people. People who pay their taxes. People who aren’t petty thieves.

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    I see the rats are jumping off the burning and sinking ship.

  • Ninja0980

    Poor homocon Guy Benson is whining about how no one is paying attention to e-mails.
    Go suck a dick, provided you can find someone desperate to do so with.

  • Nic Peterson

    Who would have guessed that Pat Bagley would have used Chafing-dish as a caricature model for Leona Helmsley. Riot!

    http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/Pages/gallery.csp?cid=4404748&pid=3756742

  • Mike E

    Sorry if i missed this, but he retracted his endorsement, but I didn’t hear him indicate that he wouldn’t vote for Trump.

  • Ta-er al-Asfer

    Oh… oh now he cares?

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  • canoebum

    The Republicans have only themselves to blame for this disaster. Their hatred for President Obama, a black man who had the temerity to run for and actually win the the Presidency of the United States of America, twice, has so unhinged them that they have collectively lost their minds. So, they went with the guy who most succinctly expressed their racial hatred and animosity. The misogyny, sexism and and class arrogance of Trump were just a bonus.

    • RoFaWh

      Your analysis is good.

  • Mark

    Porkchop meet repug neck.
    Wear it, asshole.

  • Mike Knife

    The rats are jumping ship, as the USS Trump goes down on Billy’s Bush.

  • D. J.

    Chaffetz is a shitgibbon, too.

  • D. J.

    Chaffetz noticed the non-apology apology? I am shocked……

  • RoFaWh

    So he’s unable to explain to his (sexually mature) 15 y.o. daughter that Drumpf was uttering comments typical of a misogynist?

    “But Daddy, what’s a ‘pussy’??”

    “He’s referring to a woman’s vulva and vagina.”

    Does Chaffetz’s daughter refer to her genitals as her hoo-haa?

    Mormons: brain dead when born.

  • Norm Tremblay

    Jason who ???