Trump Fallout Continues in New Jersey
TRENTON - Fallout from Donald Trump's vulgar comments continues in New Jersey.
Trump's vice presidential nominee Mike Pence canceled a Monday appearance in Toms River for the Ocean County Republican Organization, according to the website Ocean County Politics. The site said the reason given was "scheduling conflicts" with Pence.
Pence's schedule on the Trump campaign website still listed Monday events in Charlotte, North Carolina at 1 p.m. and Fletcher, North Carolina at 6 p.m.
Gov. Chris Christie, who helped Trump prepare for the debate on Saturday, canceled his scheduled appearances on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday morning. He was also missing from the the post-debate "spin room" at Washington University Sunday night.
CNN reported that Christie told them that issues in New Jersey kept him from being in St. Louis. But the network called his absence "notable" considering his high profile in the Trump campaign.
Up until now, Christie has been a vocal supporter of the Republican nominee. He was the first to speak for Trump after the report that he used a tax loss loophole to not pay federal taxes for 20 years. Christie also heads the Trump transition team.
New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno tweeted on Saturday her disapproval of Trump's comments. “No apology can excuse away Mr. Trump’s reprehensible comments degrading women. We’re raising my 3 boys to be better than that," Guadagno said. She later confirmed to NJ.com she would not be voting for either Trump or Hillary Clinton.
Pence also denounced Trump's comments on Saturday and declined to take Trump's place at a campaign appearance in Wisconsin following the release of a 2005 video on which Trump describes trying to have sex with a married woman. He also brags about women letting him kiss and grab them because he is famous.
“When you’re a star they let you do it,” Trump said. “You can do anything.”
He added seconds later, “Grab them by the p—-. You can do anything," Trump told then-Access Hollywood host Billy Bush.
Pence did tweet out congratulations to Trump following Sunday night's debate.