*Poll: GOP Voters Stand By Trump:
A new poll released Sunday morning shows that a majority of Republican voters want the party to stand by Trump
in the wake of recently-published sexually explicit comments he made in 2005. Three-quarters of GOP voters believe Trump should still receive support from the party at large, which just 13 percent said the RNC should abandon him, according to the Politico/Morning Consult poll. Additionally, just 48 percent of Republican voters said the recorded remarks, published Friday by The Washington Post
, make them view Trump less favorably, and 36 percent said it did not affect how they view him. The comments have caused a crisis situation for the party, with a plethora of elected GOP leaders declaring they can no longer support the Republican nominee. The poll gave Hillary Clinton
a four-point lead, 42 to 38, over Trump, with Gary Johnson
pulling 8 percent.
*Saudis to Probe Yemen Funeral Attack:
The Arab coalition alliance, comprised mostly of Saudi Arabia, is launching a probe of an air attack on a funeral procession in Sanaa, Yemen, that killed 140 people and injured 500 others. The alliance, which is backing the Yemeni government against Houthi rebels, said “its troops have clear instructions not to target populated areas.” It said it would work with the U.S. in its investigation into what happened. “The coalition will immediately investigate this case along with Joint Incidents Assessment Team in Yemen and experts from the United States who participated in previous investigations,” the coalition said.
*Suspect Caught After Fatally Shooting 2 Cops:
A man suspected of fatally shooting two police officers in Palm Springs, California, was arrested early Sunday morning, 12 hours after the initial incident. Two officers were killed and one other was wounded while responding to a domestic disturbance call on Saturday. The suspect, John Felix, 26, began shooting when the officers approached the home. Police Chief Bryan Reyes
identified the officers as Lesley Zerebny
, the mother of a 4-month-old baby, and Jose Gilbert “Gil” Vega
, who planned on retiring from the force in December after 35 years.
*Ex-Trump Policy Chief Renounces Him:
’s former policy coordinator has released a statement renouncing the Republican nominee in the wake of a damning video released Friday. “Under no circumstances will I support Donald Trump for president,” Pratik Chougule
wrote. Chougule then took it a step further and said he wished he’d never joined Trump’s campaign in the first place. “I regret my decision last April to join the campaign as policy coordinator. Although I left the campaign in August for a variety of reasons, I wish that I had done so sooner and spoken out more forcefully against a candidate who embodies the worst excesses of our culture,” he said. Chougule is just the latest to jump ship after a damning video surfaced on Friday in which Trump made sleazy, vulgar comments about women.
*Two Killed in Jerusalem Shooting:
A police officer and a pedestrian were killed when a Palestinian suspect opened fire in Jerusalem, officials said. Police immediately responded to the attack, fatally shooting the suspect inside a vehicle. Police said the suspect, who shot at people who were waiting at a bus stop, was a 39-year-old resident of East Jerusalem. “I would like to send wishes for a recovery to the wounded,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
wrote on Twitter after the attack. “There was very quick determined action by the Polico who eliminated the terrorist.”
*Trump: ‘Zero Chance I’ll Quit’:
has doubled down in the face of a major backlash, telling multiple sources on Saturday that he won’t withdraw from the presidential race despite losing numerous endorsements. Trump’s comments came as the fallout continued over the release of a 2005 video in which he said he could grab women “by the pussy” thanks to his fame. The video prompted numerous GOP members to withdraw their support and urge Trump to drop out. But Trump didn’t seem fazed. “I’d never withdraw. I’ve never withdrawn in my life,” Trump told the Washington Post on Saturday. In comments to the Wall Street Journal, he said there was “zero chance I’ll quit,” adding that he’s getting “unbelievable” support despite mounting criticism. It was unclear where exactly the support was coming from, however, as calls for his ouster continued throughout Saturday. Fellow Republican party members Carly Fiorina
, Kelly Ayotte
, U.S. Senator Mike Crapo
and Jon Hunstman
all called on Trump to quit the race. Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus
stopped short of demanding Trump step aside but denounced his remarks.
*Pence ‘Offended’ by Trump’s Remarks, ‘Grateful’ for Apology:
In the wake of Friday’s release of a damning video of Donald Trump
, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence
said he was “offended by the words and actions” in the video, in which Trump brags about grabbing women “by the pussy.” While many Republicans pulled support for Trump over the video and urged him to quit the race, Pence seemed to offer only lukewarm criticism. “I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them,” he wrote on Twitter. “I am grateful that he has expressed remorse and apologized to the American people. We pray for his family and look forward to the opportunity he has to show what is in his heart when he goes before the nation tomorrow night,” Pence wrote, referring to Sunday night’s presidential debate.
*2 Suicide Bombers Strike Ankara:
Two suicide bombers detonated themselves Saturday during a police operation in Ankara. There were no immediate reports of casualties among police, though the suspects, a man and a woman, both died in the blast, local media reported. Ankara governor, Ercan Topaca
said police were also searching for a third suspect in the attack, and that the suspects had “interestingly” hung a Turkish flag on the vehicle that was blown up with a car bomb. Topaca blamed the attack on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, a group deemed a terrorist organization by Turkey that has been periodically waging attacks on security forces in the region in recent months.
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