USA Today: Entertainment journalist Nancy O’Dell is finally speaking her mind about being objectified in the leaked 2005 recorded conversation between Donald Trump and Billy Bush, who was her Access Hollywood colleague at that time. In its Friday broadcast, Access Hollywood identified her as the Nancy that Trump said he’d attempted to sleep with in the recording.
On Saturday afternoon, O’Dell issued a statement via the website for her current show, Entertainment Tonight.
Via Entertainment Tonight: “Politics aside, I’m saddened that these comments still exist in our society at all. When I heard the comments yesterday, it was disappointing to hear such objectification of women. The conversation needs to change because no female, no person, should be the subject of such crass comments, whether or not cameras are rolling. Everyone deserves respect no matter the setting or gender. As a woman who has worked very hard to establish her career, and as a mom, I feel I must speak out with the hope that as a society we will always strive to be better.”
Under speculation that Trump would drop out of the race, he has answered his critics.
Trump took to Twitter:
The media and establishment want me out of the race so badly – I WILL NEVER DROP OUT OF THE RACE, WILL NEVER LET MY SUPPORTERS DOWN! #MAGA
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<p dir=”ltr” lang=”en”>The media and establishment want me out of the race so badly – I WILL NEVER DROP OUT OF THE RACE, WILL NEVER LET MY SUPPORTERS DOWN! <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/MAGA?src=hash”>#MAGA</a></p>
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href=”https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/784840992734064641″>October 8, 2016</a></blockquote>
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Dr. Ben Carson, a favorite amongst evangelical Republicans, was quoted on Twitter by Ed Henry who said he spoke to Carson about Trump’s woe. <a href=”https://twitter.com/edhenry/status/784809733991510016″>Henry wrote</a>:
<blockquote>@RealBenCarson told me he spoke to @realDonaldTrump this am: “He’s not going anywhere. He told me he is staying in.” More top 2pm @FoxNews</blockquote>
Mr. Henry <a href=”https://twitter.com/edhenry/status/784810115522101248″>went on to reveal</a> that Trump, who has been a serial womanizer, told Carson that he knows there is more evidence of his philandering ways and to expect them to “drip out” soon:
<blockquote>@RealBenCarson told me he & @realDonaldTrump talked about more revelations coming: “They have have more things & they will drip them out”</blockquote>
At this time Trump is in no man’s land, and is literally up a creek without a paddle.