Donald Trump says there’s no way he’s dropping out of the presidential race.
The GOP presidential nominee told the Wall Street Journal on Saturday there’s “zero chance I’ll quit,” as calls grow from Republicans for him to exit the race following leaked audio revealing Trump making obscene sexual remarks in 2005.
“I’d never withdraw. I’ve never withdrawn in my life,” Trump added in an interview with the Washington Post. “No, I’m not quitting this race. I have tremendous support.”
Sens. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) have all called on Trump to leave the GOP presidential ticket.
Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Martha Roby (R-Ala.) have rescinded their endorsements of Trump, and conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt has called on him to leave the presidential race.
Trump released a video late Friday night apologizing for the lewd remarks.
“I never said I’m a perfect person nor pretended to be someone I’m not,” Trump said in the video. “I’ve said and done things I regret and the words released today on this more than decade-old video are one of them. These words don’t reflect who I am. I said it, I was wrong and I apologize.”