US President Barack Obama says it is “too late” for senior Republican figures to withdraw their endorsements of the party’s presidential nominee Donald Trump over his vulgar remarks about women.
Campaigning for Trump’s Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in Nevada on Sunday, Obama took a swipe at the state’s Republican Representative Joe Heck, who was a fierce Trump supporter until a 2005 lewd tape that showed the New York billionaire disrespecting women.
“Now that Trump’s poll numbers are cratering, he said, ‘I’m not supporting him’? Too late! You don’t get credit for that,” the outgoing president told a crowd of several thousand people at a high school in Las Vegas.
Following the tape’s release, GOP bigwigs like Senator John McCain of Arizona and many Republican governors, senators and congressmen across the US disavowed the former reality TV star over the sexually obscene remarks caught on a hot microphone.
“They just stood…