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More Donald Trump Comments Have Been Uncovered, But How Will It Affect His Campaign?

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If you thought the latest revelation of Donald Trump’s lewd and objectifying comments about women was the final tipping point of this year’s election, you might need to take a seat. Just one day after The Washington Post published footage from 2005 of Trump bragging about how he could use his fame to get away with forcing himself upon married women, CNN’s KFile unit uncovered even more comments Trump made during conversations with radio shock-jock Howard Stern. These unearthed recordings of horrifyingly demeaning conversations about women including his own daughter, which happened over a 17-year period, comes on the eve of the second presidential debate. But, will it affect his campaign?

The GOP nominee has faced unprecedented criticism and many prominent Republican figures have since called on Trump to drop out of the race. Even more, the Republican National Convention is also reportedly looking at other options to replace Trump following what his comments have brought to his campaign in the last 24 hours.

Among the latest revelations released by CNN, Trump allowed Stern to call his daughter Ivanka a "piece of ass," joked that once a woman turns 35 she’s hit her "check-out time," in addition to having sex with women on their menstrual cycles and how he’d sneak backstage at Miss Universe pageants to see women’s nude bodies.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 19: Donald Trump (L) poses with Miss USA 2012, Olivia Culpo, at a news conference after she was named the new Miss Universe during the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant at PH Live at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

These conversations only add to the long line of alleged misogyny that would undoubtedly threaten the future of the nation’s women if Trump wins the presidency this November.

And while these revelations are certainly shocking and beyond abhorrent, at this point in this 2016 presidential race Trump’s views and treatment of women are far from a secret. But what remains unclear is how much the outrage these latest sexist comments has garnered will actually affect the Trump campaign.

As for what Trump thinks, the presidential candidate has no plans of backing down from the race.

"I'd never withdraw. I've never withdrawn in my life," Trump told The Washington Post on Saturday. "No, I'm not quitting this race. I have tremendous support."

Actually, Trump has lost support and endorsements from a growing list of leading Republican figures, including conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt, Carly Fiorina, who lost to Trump in the GOP primary, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who wrote "Enough! Donald Trump should not be President. He should withdraw" in a Facebook post on Saturday.

But with Election Day just a month away, replacing Trump as the GOP nominee is much easier said than done — even if Republicans are looking for a way out of this political disaster.  

"People in the GOP are understandably nervous. People are looking for an escape," Ben Ginsberg told NPR, who is a leading Republican election lawyer at the Jones Day law firm. "The rules don't provide a ready-made escape."

Ginsberg continued to tell NPR on Saturday, "The RNC rules allow for replacement of a candidate on death or declining the nomination, but no provision for replacing. At this stage, Donald Trump would have to resign. There's no way to stage a coup."

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CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 21: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks while formally accepting his party's nomination on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people came to Cleveland for the event, including hundreds of protesters and thousands of members of the media. The four-day convention ran from July 18-21. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

And if Trump were to resign — which doesn't seem to be a likely situation — it would still be a very long and complicated process to get a new candidate on the ballot in just four weeks. Ginsberg explained in the same NPR interview:

What is clear, however, is that the Trump campaign is in a lot of trouble, otherwise none of these conversations would be happened. And with the much-anticipated second presidential debate taking place tomorrow night and Election Day just 30 days away, Americans might finally know whether or not these leaked conversations uncovered this weekend is the long-overdue make or break moment for the Republican candidate.