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The one-sentence response from the head of Trump's Republican Party was devastating.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said he's "sickened" by Trump's lewd comments and called on him to show respect for women.
In a statement late Friday, Ryan said Trump will no longer be attending an annual fall festival in Wisconsin. The all-GOP event in Ryan's home state had been planned with Trump, Ryan, Gov. Scott Walker and the head of the Republican Party, Reince Priebus.
Ryan, who has had a rocky relationship with Trump, said women are to be championed and revered. He added that he hopes Trump will treat the fallout with the seriousness it deserves.
"No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever," said Priebus, who had stood by Trump through his past provocative comments.
Trump's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, was "beside himself" and his wife was furious, according to a person familiar with their thinking. That person spoke on the condition of anonymity, because they were not authorized to share the private discussion.
In public, Pence ignored questions shouted by reporters in Rossford, Ohio, where he was campaigning with his daughter.
The speaker did not, however, comment on whether he still supports Trump for the presidency. He was reacting to audio and video showing Trump saying he could kiss and grab a woman's genitals with impunity because he is famous.
Hours after the footage posted on The Washington Post, Ryan's office said, "I am sickened by what I heard today."
"Women are to be championed and revered, not objectified," Ryan continued in a statement. "I hope Mr. Trump treats this situation with the seriousness it deserves and works to demonstrate to the country that he has greater respect for women than this clip suggests. In the meantime, he is no longer attending tomorrow’s event in Wisconsin.”