Donald Trump Supporters Stand By Him On Social Media
Despite the offensive comments he made in a 2005 recording, many voters are continuing to declare their loyalty
Donald Trump’s lewd comments about women is causing turmoil in the Republican Party, with many of his previous endorsers jumping ship. But, Trump’s dirty language has not detracted his most loyal supporters, many of whom have taken to social media to declare their continued loyalty to him.
On Friday, the Washington Post published a video from 2005 that showed Trump and former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush trading offensive comments about women on a bus. In addition to saying that he’s “automatically attracted to beautiful” and just “start(s) kissing” women,” Trump bragged about the ease in which he supposedly pursues members of the opposite sex. “And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything,” he said, adding later that one just has to “grab them by the pussy.”
Trump has issued an apology, but insisted on Saturday that he would not drop out of the presidential race. “Oh yeah, we can win — we will win,” he told the New York Times. “We have tremendous support. I think a lot of people underestimate how loyal my supporters are.” He also returned to Twitter to respond to critics:
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
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2016
Trump may have a point: Many of the Republican nominee’s supporters continued to express their devotion to the candidate online, seemingly brushing aside all the negative press that has recently surrounded the Trump campaign.
@realDonaldTrump hang in there Trump! We’re still voting for you!
— Deplorable Rick (@rickconnell2) October 8, 2016
What was said in Private should have stayed private. This is what happens when the other side has nothing to run on. Still voting #Trump. https://t.co/6CDtCcQ8aJ — Doug Davis (@DougTrimdoc) October 8, 2016
Mr Trump check social media No one cares about this. There still voting for you.
— Glenn (@Glenn21856241) October 8, 2016
— Deplorable Granny❤️ (@BonnieGranny) October 8, 2016
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
— Vote Trump Pics (@VoteTrumpPics) October 8, 2016
It appears that for some supporters, Trump can simply do no wrong.