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With GOP in crisis, debate pressure builds on Trump

Campaign 2016 Debate Town Hall

@PatriciaMazzei

In an election that keeps defying political convention, Donald Trump heads into the second presidential debate Sunday against Hillary Clinton with top Republicans snubbing him — and some even calling for his resignation from the ticket — after an explosive recording showed Trump bragging about groping women.

It’s an unprecedented position for a nominee just a month away from Election Day. Voters have already started casting ballots in a handful of states, including Florida.

A defiant Trump said Saturday he’s certainly not quitting. “Zero chance,” he told The Wall Street Journal.

“I have tremendous support,” Trump told The Washington Post.

In reality, the GOP was thrown into crisis, with prominent Republicans wanting seemingly nothing to do with Trump. House Speaker Paul Ryan uninvited him from a “unity” event in Wisconsin on Saturday. (Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, was supposed to attend instead but then backed out.)

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Photo credit: Joe Raedle, pool photo via Associated Press

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