Speaker Paul Ryan cancels Donald Trump's invitation to Wisconsin event

Published: Oct. 7, 2016 at 8:19 PM CDT
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump says running mate Mike Pence will campaign in Wisconsin in his place Saturday, following the release of a damaging video from 2005 that shows the Republican presidential nominee making crude and sexist remarks.

Trump says in a statement that he will be spending Saturday in New York preparing for Sunday's second presidential debate.

He says he'll be joined by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions.

House Speaker Paul Ryan announced earlier Friday night that Trump would no longer be attending the annual Wisconsin fall festival in the wake of the release of crass footage that depicts Trump bragging about his sexual exploits.

The appearance would have been the pair's first together.

Copyright 2016: Associated Press


JANESVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) — Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) says Donald Trump is not going to be invited to Saturday's event in Wisconsin following lewd comments.

Speaker Ryan uninvited Trump to the First Congressional District Republican Party of Wisconsin Fall Fest in Elkhorn. Speaker Ryan and Senator Ron Johnson will be in attendance.

Ryan released the following statement:

“I am sickened by what I heard today. Women are to be championed and revered, not objectified. I hope Mr. Trump treats this situation with the seriousness it deserves and works to demonstrate to the country that he has greater respect for women than this clip suggests. In the meantime, he is no longer attending tomorrow’s event in Wisconsin.”

Copyright 2016: WMTV