Some republicans distance themselves, others back Trump after recent video released

On the streets of Houston, anti-Trump and pro-Trump protests were held after the recent release of a controversial video of Trump recorded in 2005.

A 2005 video of Donald Trump's own words has sent a seismic shock through this presidential election. It forced the billionaire GOP nominee to do something he's never done before.

"I said it, I was wrong and I apologize," said Trump in a video recorded by the campaign late Friday night.

KHOU political analyst Bob Stein says Trump is in real trouble.

"I don't think he begins to understand what this has done to his campaign," said Stein.

But Saturday on the streets of Houston, Trump supporters proved his crude words don't matter at least not to the diehards.

"It was disgusting, I can admit that, but it's not going to change my vote," said Renee Garza.

"I have thick skin, it is what it is, but he's the right choice," said Hope Cruz.

Across the street, anti-Trump protestors denounced Trump as a sexist, not worthy of the Oval Office.

"What a pig," said Ximena Magana. "That is not locker room talk. That is no way you should be talking about women."

Pundits says Trump's own words will be too much to overcome especially among independents and women.

"Everybody has a mother," said Stein. "Everybody knows a cousin or has a sister. This is the kind of behavior that leads to a physical assault."

More and more Republicans continue to denounce and distance themselves from Trump. The Clinton camp tweeted: "This is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become president."

But Trump remains defiant responding this afternoon with a tweet of his own writing "I will never drop out of the race."

He's vowed he's ready to debate Sunday. All of this setting the stage for a blockbuster showdown tomorrow night where analysts say Trump will be fighting for his presidential life.

"Everyone will be tuning into this, this is the ultimate story, it's salacious, it's abusive, it suggests that this is a person who has to explain himself and I think Americans are going to tune in," said Stein.

As far as GOP elected officials go in the Houston area, Senator Ted Cruz and Senator John Cornyn both denounced Trump's words, but have not pulled their support.

Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan issued this statement:

"As a father of a young woman and the leader of a countywide office that is a majority female, I would not tolerate comments of this nature. I will remain focused on my race and other local races in Harris County.”

A spokeswoman for District Attorney Devon Anderson issued this statement:

""District Attorney Devon Anderson remains focused on her own campaign and issues affecting criminal justice in Harris County. She has not made endorsements in any other races nor does she intend to.” 

No local GOP congressmen returned our requests for comment.

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