DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Donald Trump’s lewd comments about women in a 2005 video is a situation a local political science professor can’t see any good way out-or-around for the Trump campaign.
Ed Sidlow, a Political Science at Eastern Michigan University, tells WWJ he expects a few more jaw-droppers from the Clinton campaign.
He says it’s not a matter of if, but when Hillary Clinton will bring up the offensive video.
“Even if it wasn’t such a feeding frenzy on television, radio and online – this is as unfortunate as it gets 30-days before an election,” said Sidlow. “I can’t imagine advising them not to go here – this is too big to be just another elephant in the room … this debate, I don’t imagine, can not happen without discussion of this matter.”
In addition, new questions about the Trump campaign’s finances. With roughly a month until Election Day, the campaign has yet to schedule the $100 million in television advertising that his campaign boasted about just two weeks ago. The campaign has just half that amount scheduled, and late this week shifted ad money around rather than increasing its overall investment, suggesting a bit of penny-pinching even as the clock winds down.
That could mean his fundraising has slowed, and that he’s less willing to write a big personal check as he once promised.
Meanwhile, a host of Republicans have denounced Trump and have withdrawn their support, including Michigan’s second in command Brian Calley. No word from Michigan’s governor on Trump or the recent video uncovered.
The second Presidential debate begins Sunday at 9 o’clock from St. Louis.
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