Local parties respond to leaked Trump tape

A leaked tape of Donald Trump using vulgar language to describe his interactions with women continues to generate discussion around East Texas.

A leaked tape of Donald Trump using vulgar language to describe his interactions with women continues to generate discussion around East Texas.
 
However, undeterred in his support for Donald Trump, Smith County Republican Chair Brent Thompson says at the end of the day, it's up to each American. 
 
"Every household has to individually evaluate those type of issues," Thompson said.
 
The feedback he has received since news of the tape broke Friday has only reinforced his belief that neither side of the divide within the Republican party is budging.
 
"We are hearing from some who were against Mr. Trump before this tape and we are hearing from some who are for Mr. Trump after this tape," said Thompson.
 
Accepting Trump's apology on Facebook early Saturday morning, Thompson said that Trump "does not defend that language and does not defend the man he was in those days."
 
But according to Smith County Democratic Party Chair Shirley Falzone, this is just another Trump insult.
 
"I would not say that I was surprised. Shocked. Stunned," Falzone said. 
 
She says that East Texas Democrats appear to be responding through social media with many saying that his comments disqualify him from being President.
 
Speaking about her own reaction to the tape, Falzone said "As a woman, a mother, and a grandmother, I was of course concerned about the comments made and the language used in regard to women."
 


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