Bill O’Reilly interviewed Donald Trump on Tuesday.
Donald Trump continued to take jabs at the Republican Party Tuesday night after saying it would be a shame if he lost the election over his disgusting 2005 remarks about women.
During an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, Trump once again dismissed his comments as "locker room talk."
“I’ve had a lot of women come up to me and say, ‘Boy I’ve heard that, and I’ve heard a lot worse than that over my life,’ ” Trump said. “If that’s what’s going to take to lose an election, that would be pretty sad. Then I have to go back to my other life.”
Trump continued his assault on the GOP establishment during the interview— his first since awkwardly squaring off against Hillary Clinton in Sunday’s town hall debate.
“They don’t give the support that we really need,” Trump told O’Reilly. “I think I may be be better off without their support.”
Trump openly bashed House Speaker House Paul Ryan, who has said he will no longer defend the Republican nominee after an audio recording of him in 2005 saying he could “do anything” he wanted to women because he was a celebrity, including grabbing them “by the pussy,” surfaced.
The audio led a number of high profile party leaders to condemn Trump and many rescinded their endorsements of the bilious billionaire.
Trump tweeted Tuesday that “the shackles have been taken off of me” in reference to the loss of the establishment support.
“I think we should get support and we’re not getting the support from Paul Ryan,” Trump said. “I don’t care about his support.”
Arizona Sen. John McCain, long one of Trump’s favorite targets, was not spared either.
“Oh, give me a break. John McCain, the guy with the filthiest mouth in the Senate,” Trump said of McCain, a veteran. “I wouldn’t want to be in a foxhole with a lot of these people.”
McCain withdrew his endorsement of Trump over the weekend.
Trump was defiant when asked if he thought he was hurting his own prospects by standing up to the GOP.
“They’ll be there. McCain will be there, I would think that Ryan maybe wouldn’t be there, maybe he’ll be in a different position. … they’ll all be there,” Trump said of Republican support should he win the presidency.
Asked how he planned on appealing to women in the wake of his vile remarks, Trump shrugged and offered a rambling response about women wanting maternity leave, secure borders, safety, and law and order.
Later Tuesday, at a rally in Panama City, Fla., Trump attacked Democrat Hillary Clinton, claiming that electing the former secretary of state “will lead to the destruction of our country.”