Donald Trump is facing a relentless backlash from all corners of US politics, including his own, following a leaked video showing him explicitly bragging about sexually assaulting women and getting away with it because of his celebrity.
While Mr Trump has sailed through other controversies, this one appears to have the momentum to derail his bid for the White House, with senior Republicans publicly denouncing him.
As the United States and the world reacts to Trump’s turmoil, here’s how the US Presidential candidate’s bid for the White House was thrown into chaos.
Friday 4:05pm (Washington time)
The Washington Post publishes a shocking video from 2005 of Trump talking with then-Access Hollywood host Billy Bush about sexually pursuing women.
Warning: graphic language
Hillary Clinton reacts
This is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become president. https://t.co/RwhW7yeFI2
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 7, 2016
Senior Republicans turn on Trump
These comments are disturbing and inappropriate, there is simply no excuse for them.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 8, 2016
Donald's comments were vulgar, egregious & impossible to justify.
No one should ever talk about any woman in those terms, even in private.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) October 8, 2016
As the grandfather of two precious girls, I find that no apology can excuse away Donald Trump's reprehensible comments degrading women.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) October 7, 2016
Paul Ryan announces Trump has pulled out of WI event tomorrow pic.twitter.com/FtGYzhmvZ5
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) October 8, 2016
As proud as I am to label myself a Republican, there is one label that I hold above all else – American. My full statement: pic.twitter.com/biRvY8S3aZ
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) October 8, 2016
My statement below: pic.twitter.com/92VYEAxIcl
— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) October 8, 2016
Enough! Donald Trump should not be President. He should withdraw.As a Republican, I hope to support someone who has the dignity and stature to run for the highest office in the greatest democracy on earth.
Here is my statement. pic.twitter.com/WAZiGoQqMQ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2016
Early AM Saturday
Pundits weigh in, near and far
🚽Is Beyond Scumbag Carny Barker ‼️"You can do anything to
Women when you're famous"
"I Grabbed her By The🐈"
JESUS‼️WE R HUMAN BEINGS‼️
— Cher (@cher) October 7, 2016
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) October 7, 2016
I'm just gonna start saying "I'm not a polished politician" when I've done something bad. Seems to be an acceptable answer for many people.
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) October 7, 2016
Whether you feel it consciously or not, hearing these words out of a candidate's mouth is a threat. Take care of yourselves this weekend.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) October 8, 2016
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) October 8, 2016
Trumps says "Anyone who knows me knows these words don’t reflect who I am,” Sorry but i know people who do know him -it is exactly who he is
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) October 8, 2016
If you have any more excuses about him after watching this, God have mercy on your soul. https://t.co/Xi8Xba3ijw
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) October 8, 2016
Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, ‘melting down’
A source close to Trump camp told me Pence and his team are “absolutely apoplectic,” "melting down” and "inconsolable.”
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) October 8, 2016
Trump’s wife, Melania, responds
Melania Trump issues a statement urging voters to accept husband's apology pic.twitter.com/ftyJViNviM
— TRUMP 2016 (@Trump2016HQ) October 8, 2016
John McCain withdraws support
There are no excuses for Donald Trump’s offensive behavior. Cindy & I will not vote for him. My full stmt: https://t.co/MOw0rx4LSI
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) October 8, 2016
But daughter Ivanka Trump silent, tweets about pizza
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) October 7, 2016
Ivanka Trump just hung up on me when I asked her for comment
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) October 8, 2016