Donald Trump was supposed to be in Elkhorn on Saturday at a fundraiser with Paul Ryan, Ron Johnson, and Scott Walker. That's not going to happen.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will no longer be attending an event in Elkhorn following news that he made comments about being able to kiss and grope women because he was a celebrity, according to a statement from Rep. Paul Ryan.Of course, Trump needed to cancel.
In the statement Friday night, Ryan said he was "sickened" by Trump's comments, adding "women are to be championed and revered, not objectified. I hope Mr. Trump treats this situation with the seriousness it deserves and works to demonstrate to the country that he has greater respect for women than this clip suggests."
Ryan said Trump will no longer be attending the 1st Congressional District Republicans' annual Fall Fest. Trump had been expected to appear at the event with several notable Wisconsin Republicans, including Ryan, Sen. Ron Johnson, Gov. Scott Walker and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus.
In a statement, Trump said running mate Mike Pence will represent him Saturday in the state while he spends the day in New York with Priebus preparing for Sunday night's presidential debate in St. Louis.
"I've said some foolish things, but there's a big difference between the words and actions of other people."
Later Friday evening Walker tweeted: "Inexcusable. Trump's comments are inexcusable."
Johnson said in a statement that "Donald Trump's recent comments are completely indefensible and I refuse to even attempt to try and do so."
He can't drag down Paul Ryan and Ron Johnson.
Without Trump in Elkhorn, issues that truly matter can take center stage.
Trump has apologized. Obviously, that was the right thing to do. It was the only thing he could do.
I’ve never said I’m a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that I’m not. I’ve said and done things I regret, and the words released today on this more than a decade-old video are one of them. Anyone who knows me, know these words don’t reflect who I am.
I said it, it was wrong, and I apologize.
I’ve travelled the country talking about change for America. But my travels have also changed me. I’ve spent time with grieving mothers who’ve lost their children, laid off workers whose jobs have gone to other countries, and people from all walks of life who just want a better future. I have gotten to know the great people of our country, and I’ve been humbled by the faith they’ve placed in me. I pledge to be a better man tomorrow, and will never, ever let you down.
Let’s be honest. We’re living in the real world. This is nothing more than a distraction from the important issues we are facing today. We are losing our jobs, we are less safe than we were 8 years ago and Washington is broken.
Hillary Clinton, and her kind, have run our country into the ground.
I’ve said some foolish things, but there is a big difference between words and actions. Bill Clinton has actually abused women and Hillary has bullied, attacked, shamed and intimidated his victims. We will discuss this more in the coming days.
See you at the debate on Sunday.
For some-- yes. For others-- no.
The comments by Ryan, Rubio, Walker, Cruz and so many others, even if sincere, are meaningless posturing if they still endorse him.— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) October 8, 2016
The Never Trump people are demanding a pound of flesh from anyone that has crossed them.
They will settle for nothing less than unconditional surrender, guaranteeing a Hillary victory.
By the way, when will Hillary apologize for her treatment of women?
That's a legitimate question. She needs to be held accountable as well, but she won't be.