WASHINGTON (NBC) – Four weeks from today, America heads to the polls with the presidential race more polarized than ever.
Donald Trump, defiant as ever, promising more to come.
“If they wanna release more tapes, saying inappropriate things we’ll continue to talk about Bill and Hillary Clinton doing inappropriate things,” said Trump.
It’s caused a big rift in the Republican Party. The party itself is sticking by him, but the top Republicans on Capitol Hill are not.
House Speaker Paul Ryan says he won’t defend Trump and won’t campaign for him, but he won’t pull his endorsement either. Paul Ryan is trying to make the best of a very difficult situation,” said Rep. Peter King, New York.
So is Hillary Clinton.
“He is an equal opportunity insulter if there ever was one. This election is our chance to show who we are. We are better than that,” declared Hillary Clinton.
New poll numbers show Clinton has pulled 11 points ahead nationally since the video tape was released exposing Trump’s vulgar language about touching women without their consent. He calls it locker room banter.
“No men are not that way, real men aren’t that way. Donald Trump’s wrong about that. Donald Trump’s wrong about that,” said Tim Kaine, vice presidential nominee
“Let’s just make it official, Donald Trump won that debate. Wasn’t even close,” said Mike Pence, vice presidential nominee.
Trump’s running mate trying to right the ship, as the latest polling shows him losing ground, especially with women.
And Hillary Clinton is still on the lookout for what leaked emails may reveal about her campaign.