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RNC Moves To Stop Promoting Trump After Scandal

By Kody Fairfield

According to emails obtained by Politico, and one day after vulgar audio from 2005, of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, was released by The Washington Post, the Republican National Committee (RNC) appears to have temporarily stopped the “Victory” program to help their candidate get elected.

In the email’s subject line, the RNC has asked their program mail vendor to “Hold on all projects,” and “put a hold on” the mail production.

“Please put a hold/stop on all mail projects right now. If something is in production or print it needs to stop. Will update you when to proceed,” Lauren Toomey, a staffer in the RNC’s political department, wrote in an email that was obtained by POLITICO.

Politico has said that the email has been sent to at least on of the program vendors, and that Rick Wiley, a top RNC official was cc’d on the email.

So far, no public response from either Wiley, Toomey or the RNC spokespeople has been made.

Even Trump’s Vice Presidential pick, Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN), has made a statement on Trump’s lewd comments,

“As a husband and father, I was offended by the words and actions described by Donald Trump in the eleven-year-old video released yesterday. I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them,” Pence said in a statement. “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.”

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has also made comments following the audio release saying,

“No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever.”

This report from Politico, also follows numerous Republican officials calling for Trump to step aside as the Party’s nominee, including many sitting senators (Lee-UT, Sasse-NE, Ayotte-NH, Fisher-NE, Thune-SD, Crapo-ID, Flake-AZ, and Kirk-IL) and State Governors (Daugaard-SD, Herbert-UT, Bentley-AL). For a more complete list of people who have changed their support for Trump see the list here from The Huffington Post.

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