Tennessee Democratic Party calls for opponents to denounce Trump

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Tennessee Democratic Party came together Sunday to respond to the release of a video that shows Donald Trump making crude remarks about women.

The group held the media briefing on the sidewalk outside Party Foul at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Seven democratic candidates took turns calling on their opponents to take a stand against Trump and denounce his candidacy.

The call follows the release of video in which Trump made vulgar comments regarding women.

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Democrat Gayle Jordan, who is running for the state senate seat currently occupied by Republican Jim Tracy says the republicans should take a clue from Governor Bill Haslam’s comments, the first prominent Tennessee republican to call for Trump to step aside.

“I think that the republican leadership can take a clue from that, take a cue from that and follow through with that and denounce him, disavow him, disclaim him the time is now, the time has come,” she said.

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The Democratic Party will also hold a watch party at Party Foul for Sunday’s debate that airs at 8 p.m. on News 2.

News 2 has reached out to several Tennessee Republican leaders for comment.