Some of US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign donors have started to feel buyer’s remorse over the candidate’s obscene remarks against women, a new report has revealed.
So far, two major contributors have requested a refund through email, saying they were livid over a 2005 video tape that shows Trump use vulgar language while referring to women, the NBC News reported Wednesday.
“I cannot express my disappointment enough regarding the recent events surrounding Mr. Trump,” one of the donors wrote to a GOP fundraiser who identified himself as a “father of two daughters preparing for marriage.”
“I regret coming to the Trump support event, and in particular allowing my son to be a part of it,” the email continues. “I respectfully request that my money be refunded.”
The second donor calls Trump a “crude sexist man,” before asking for an immediate refund.
According to the fundraiser who collected the donors’ collection, they both have contributed to and raised tens of thousands of dollars for Trump.
The Republican Party was divided over Trump’s candidacy since the day one, but the divisions grew deeper after the lewd video was released.
Many senior Republicans such as US House Speaker Paul Ryan and Arizona Senator John McCain withdrew their endorsements from the real estate mogul later on.
The issue was at the center of attention during the second presidential debate on Sunday, but Trump dismissed the tape as “locker room talk,” and managed to turn the page against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by bringing up former president Bill Clinton’s many alleged affairs.
Following the release of the tape, Tramp came under immense pressure from both sides of the aisle to drop out of the race.
In his own party, nearly 26 percent of over 300 Republican governors and members of Congress said they will not back the candidate, according to a USA TODAY survey published on Wednesday.
However, a defiant Trump ignored the pressure to drop his bid and went on a Twitter rant on Tuesday to double down on his plans to fight for presidency.
He also embraced the withdrawal of endorsements by some GOP bigwigs, saying it was “nice,” that “the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to.”