WASHINGTON - A top Republican in Prince William County is dismissing Donald’s Trump latest scandal, saying Trump’s lewd leaked audio is typical guy talk that shouldn’t sway voters.
FOX 5 spoke by phone to Corey Stewart, who heads the Trump campaign in Virginia and chairs the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. He’s also running for Virginia governor in next year’s election.
“I don’t speak that way, but I know plenty of men who do,” Stewart said. “It’s not that unusual, frankly.”
Unlike many prominent Republicans, Stewart wouldn’t condemn Trump’s comments made in 2005 during the taping of an Access Hollywood segment. In it, Trump talks about trying to have sex with a married woman and brags about kissing and grabbing females, saying, “you can do anything,” when you’re a star.
“Guys can be vulgar especially in locker room chat like that with other guys. It’s not that uncommon,” Stewart said. “But with that said, you know, it is offensive and he’s apologized for it. But I think that people are going to be more concerned about changing the direction of the country, people are concerned about jobs, the economy, national security issues, education, healthcare. A lot more concerned about those issues than whether Donald Trump said something impolite.”
FOX 5 asked Stewart if he’d spoken with his two young sons about the controversy and addressed Trump’s misogynistic language.
“Yes,” he said. “Nobody appreciates the comments Donald Trump made 10 years ago, but we have big issues at stake in 2016.”
On Saturday, Trump vowed not to drop out of the race.
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