As Twitchy reported, Donald Trump tweeted Saturday morning that it had certainly been an interesting 24 hours; not long afterward, he’d be tweeting his intention to stay in the race no matter what, even though the number of high-level Republicans who pulled their support on Saturday managed to reach the dozens.
About the only person to make headlines for not abandoning Trump was his running mate, Mike Pence. Ironically, many of those vowing not to vote for Trump were calling for him to step aside and clear the way for Pence, who himself admonished Trump for the vulgar “locker room talk” he’d been caught using toward women.
Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice has been silent on just about everything politically related for years, choosing instead to focus on her current gig. By Saturday evening, though, she too had announced she’d had enough.
— Condoleezza Rice (@CondoleezzaRice) October 8, 2016
— miika (@MoonWolf95) October 9, 2016
The #TrumpTapes were a lot of people’s last straw, apparently. Weird, really, considering everything Trump has weathered until now.
— Jamie Vanourney (@jamvan89) October 9, 2016
@CondoleezzaRice Maybe if you had actively campaigned for a different candidate instead of ignoring the whole process …….
— Kasich Fiorina (@KasichFiorina) October 8, 2016
Rice directed her followers to a brief Facebook post:
Enough! Donald Trump should not be President. He should withdraw. As a Republican, I hope to support someone who has the dignity and stature to run for the highest office in the greatest democracy on earth.
Americans have been burned by hope before. Rice doesn’t mention who she’ll be supporting on Election Day, if she even does know at this point. Is Pence the last, best hope for the GOP?
— Crochet Geek (@lyn_cade) October 8, 2016
Anyone who was even remotely politically aware during the Iraq War certainly knows that Rice was the victim of more than anyone’s fair share of racist attacks from the anti-war Left — no lectures on racism necessary here, thanks.
@CondoleezzaRice I've yet to see you criticize Hillary with her email fiasco…I guess State Secretaries stick together
— DJW (@David_JW5) October 9, 2016
— Enocelot (@Enocelot) October 9, 2016
@CondoleezzaRice Pity you didn't run
— Sir Liberal (@SirLiberal) October 8, 2016
Well, there’s still a chance, maybe?
— Billy Martinez (@thepocketgeek) October 9, 2016
@CondoleezzaRice Writing your name in.
— lanceρine (@lancepine) October 9, 2016
— DrumDrumG (@DrumDrumG) October 8, 2016
@CondoleezzaRice if you told reince you are willing to take Donalds place, you would be on stage tomorrow night
— Daniel Morissette (@1DannyMo) October 9, 2016
@CondoleezzaRice PENCE-RICE 2016 LET'S GO
— Michael Melli (@MichaelMelli) October 8, 2016
@CondoleezzaRice I've lost all respect for you, which is sad. I'd pointed to you as a role model. Now see you're part of political elite. 🙁
— Juli Page Morgan (@JuliPageMorgan) October 9, 2016
— Jeanne McCabe (@cabe2_mc) October 9, 2016
— Me (@PowerCat46) October 9, 2016
— DeplorablyMadAsHell (@madashell1953) October 9, 2016
— Eric Hedden (@EricheddenEric) October 9, 2016