Former Republican candidate Carly Fiorina has asked the Republican National Committee (RNC) to replace Donald Trump with his running mate Mike Pence, after a tape of Mr. Trump making indecent comments about women was leaked on Friday.Fiorina is one of the latest people from the Republican party that have requested for Mr. Trump to step down from thecampaign following Senator Mike Lee's comments. As a key figure in the party, she could influence Mr.Trump's support.

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On her Facebook page, Fiorina posted: “I understand the responsibility of Republicans to support their nominee.

Our nominee has weighty responsibilities as well. Donald Trump has manifestly failed in these responsibilities.” She added: “Today I ask Donald Trump to step aside and for the RNC to replace him with Gov. Mike Pence.” A Republican senator, Kelly Ayotte, has also shown her discontent with the comments made by Mr.Trump.

On her twitter page, Ayotte explained that she would not be voting for Mr.Trump. Although Republicans may not vote for Hillary Clinton, this still puts Mr.Trump in a difficult position simply because he could lose the number of support he has.

Since the emergence of the tape, a number of Republicans have asked for him towithdraw from the campaign.

The recorded comments, which were made over a decade ago when Mr. Trump was conversing with Billy Bush, showed him bragging about kissing women because he is a "star." He also gave advice about touching women in their private areas. Since then, Mr. Trump has apologized for his comments. However, despite the media attention the tape has received, Mr. Trump believes there are greater problems concerning the country.

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Although some politicians believe this is the turning point in the race to become president, it seems that Mr. Trump will not be budging. In a statement to the Wall Street Journal, he explained that he will not quit the campaign and that he has received support. But with the next debate drawing near the Republican nominee is likely to be in the hot seat.

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