The Republican nominee, eager to dispel notions of waning support, emerged from the front entrance of Trump Tower in Manhattan late Saturday afternoon to greet a throng of cheering fans after spending the day huddled with campaign advisers.
For just over a minute, he shook several hands, pumped his fist in the air and waved to the supporters and passersby huddled on a rainy Fifth Avenue before heading back inside.
Asked by reporters if he planned to stay in the race, Trump answered simply: “100%.”
But meanwhile, Trump’s campaign appeared to be deteriorating around him as the Republican Party descended into a state of chaos.
His own running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, said he was “offended” by Trump’s remarks and canceled plans to represent him at a political event on Saturday.
The third-most powerful Senate Republican, John Thune, a member of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s inner circle, called on Trump
to “withdraw” and let Pence top the Republican ticket. Arizona Sen. John McCain, the party’s 2008 nominee, announced he won’t vote for Trump.
Vice President Joe Biden condemned Trump on Twitter: “The words are demeaning. Such behavior is an abuse of power. It’s not lewd. It’s sexual assault.”
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