JERUSALEM (JTA) — The head of Republicans Overseas Israel said he and his family continue to support Donald Trump following an uproar over the GOP presidential candidate’s demeaning comments about women captured on videotape.
“I have five daughters and they will all, all, vote for Trump,” Marc Zell told Army Radio Sunday morning.
Trump’s unaired remarks were from an “Access Hollywood” segment hosted 11 years ago by Billy Bush that was published Friday on The Washington Post website. In response, leading Republicans have withdrawn their support for Trump.
Trump discusses in the video sexually assaulting women and trying to have sex with a married woman while he was married to his current wife, Melania.
“I’m saying he doesn’t need to [resign]. He did what he did. His comments are disgusting and absolutely unacceptable, we are against it,” Zell said. “He said he’s not perfect, he apologized.”
Trump came under criticism for his comments from his own running mate, vice presidential candidate Mike Pence, who said in a statement Saturday: “I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them.”
Likud Knesset member Yehuda Glick, who was born in the United States, on Saturday night withdrew his support for the party’s candidate and expressed disgust with him.
“OK, I was wrong. When at every corner you see that the man is a savage, I tried to ignore and believe despite it all. I was wrong!” Glick tweeted in Hebrew.
“Mr. Trump go home. Enough is enough!” he wrote in English, ending in Hebrew with an expression that needs no translation: “echs.”