Republicans to “refocus” Trump’s campaign

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pumps his fist as he arrives to speak at a campaign rally, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) – After being criticized for a lewd audiotape, Donald Trump is now publicly criticizing his own party.

On Tuesday he tweeted that the shackles are off, and he can fight like he wants to.

There’s a long list of fellow Republicans ditching Trump after a recording of what he said in 2005 about women was leaked.

Politicians from Ohio include, Governor John Kasich and Senator Rob Portman.

According to the state’s GOP chairman, Matt Borges the party needs to get Trump’s campaign back on track and gain strength in the polls.

“I asked him specifically. Will there be any other embarrassing allegations like the one that came out on Friday. He told me no. He said absolutely not, there’s nothing else like that out there and so I’m taking him at his word,” Borges said.

Executive chairman of Greene County’s Republican Party, Robert Wood believes Trump’s remarks from 11 years ago should be pushed aside to let in the bigger picture.

“This is a man who’s lived a public life, we know and understand that he speaks rather freely from time to time but we have to look at our future,” Wood said.

Both Wood and the state chairman have confidence that Trump could win Ohio.

Campaign volunteers agree, and said they are gaining momentum from their candidate’s mistake.

“The county party is making phone calls, stuffing bags and we’ll knock in excess of 10,000 doors in Greene county between now and election day,” Wood said.

The executive party chairman is expecting a record number of people to vote in this years election. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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