Donald Trump Responds to Those Asking Him to Step Down: 'I'll Never Withdraw'
Donald Trump greets his supporters outside of Trump Towers in Manhattan on Saturday (October 8) in New York City.
The 70-year-old Republican presidential nominee has recently faced numerous influential Republicans asking him to step down from the presidential race – most recently former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice – following a 2005 recording that revealed lewd comments he has made about women.
During a phone call with The Washington Post this morning, Donald had a response for all of his critics.
“I’d never withdraw. I’ve never withdrawn in my life,” he said. “No, I’m not quitting this race. I have tremendous support. Zero chance. I’ve never quit in my life. … I can give you my word that I’m never leaving.”
“They’re not going to make me quit, and they can’t make me quit,” Donald went on. “The Republicans, you’ve got to remember, have been running for a long time. The reason they don’t win is because they don’t stick together.”
Donald added that he has received “thousands and thousands” of letters and emails from people supporting him after the video revealing his lewd comments surfaced. “You have no idea what it’s like,” he said. “So many people. Everyone said, ‘It’s over, it’s over.’ The people didn’t say that, but the reporters said that.”