Republican elected officials, who had stuck by Donald Trump through months of controversy, began to flee his campaign Saturday even as the embattled GOP nominee vowed not to quit the presidential race.
One day after a video became public in which Trump could be heard boasting that he could grope women because “when you’re a star, they let you do it,” his campaign appeared on the verge of melting down.
Trump struck a defiant tone, rejecting demands by a growing number of fellow Republicans that he step aside.
“I WILL NEVER DROP OUT OF THE RACE, WILL NEVER LET MY SUPPORTERS DOWN!” the candidate tweeted Saturday. He made similar...