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Valley reacts to Donald Trump's leaked comments

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“I've got to use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I'm automatically attracted to beautiful. I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. I don't even wait, and when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”

Those are the words of Donald Trump that have sparked outrage across the nation.

Trumps comments made about women were revealed in a leaked conversation from 2005.

Now a call from Democrats across the country and Valley for Donald Trump supporters to revoke their endorsements and admit Trump is unfit for the presidency.

Although the presidential candidate has apologized, even some prominent Republicans are blasting the nominee, saying they can't defend what he's said.

“I've said it. I was wrong, and I apologize,” Trump said in a video.

It's no surprise Democrats across the nation and the Valley are calling for Trump supporters to back down.

“To have Donald Trump as the person who you are advocating for to run this country, to work with other leaders across the world, I think is insane,” said State Senator Joe Schiavoni.

And, Senator Joe Schiavoni isn't alone.  We have received statements into our newsroom from the Pennsylvania Democrats, Congressman Tim Ryan, candidate for State Rep. John Dyce, and Republican Governor John Kasich.

Saying, "It's clear that he (Trump) has not changed and has no interest in doing so. As a result, Donald Trump is a man I cannot and should not support," Kasich said.

Republican Congressman Bill Johnson, who represents part of southern Mahoning County, Columbiana County and communities along the Ohio River, issued a statement saying he is glad Trump apologized for his comments.

"As a husband, father of two daughters, and grandfather to four wonderful little girls I find Donald Trump’s comments offensive and highly inappropriate," said Johnson in a statement. "That said, Americans are still waiting for Hillary Clinton to apologize for her many lies, and legal and ethical scandals," Johnson said

Trump's running mate, Mike Pence, saying he was "offended" and could not defend Trump's remarks.

Meanwhile, at the Mahoning County Republican Headquarters buttons saying "Vote for Trump-Pence" still being made.

That's where we found County Party Vice-Chair Tracey Winbush.  She said it's not something she'd like to have said to her but, she's heard worse.

“We need to be honest,” Winbush said. “People say things; we laugh at thinks, and we have conversations that you don't want on camera, you don't want on record, but I'm not going to withdraw my support, and I don't think any other Republican should either. As a matter of fact, I think we ought to gain support because he's a real person.”

Winbush still believes Trump is the best person for the job.

Will his comment make a difference in the polls only 31 days before the election? Only time will tell.

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