House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPaul Ryan says Biden likely won't get Democratic nomination Judd Gregg: Honey, I Shrunk The Party The Hill's Morning Report — Dems detail case to remove Trump for abuse of power MORE rebuked Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump administration eyes proposal to block jet engine sales to China: report Trump takes track to open Daytona 500 Brazile 'extremely dismayed' by Bloomberg record MORE for his past sexually explicit comments and said the GOP nominee will no longer attend a joint appearance the two had planned Saturday in Wisconsin.

“I am sickened by what I heard today,” Ryan said in a statement released Friday night. “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.”

Republicans had planned a day of unity in a key battleground state ahead of Sunday night’s pivotal debate.

Ryan, who has long had an uneasy relationship with Trump, was scheduled to make his first joint appearance with the nomine at the annual Wisconsin Fall Fest in Elkhorn.

Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonFather of Parkland shooting victim calls on Congress to take action Senators to meet with Zelensky after impeachment trial Wyden, Mnuchin clash over Trump tax returns, Hunter Biden probe MORE (R-Wis.), who is perhaps the most vulnerable Republican up for reelection, Gov. Scott Walker, and Brad Courtney, the state GOP chairman, were also slated to be on hand.

Both Johnson and Walker also criticized Trump's remarks.

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“Donald Trump’s recent comments are completely indefensible and I refuse to even attempt to try and do so,” Johnson said in a statement. 

The campaign said Trump will stay in New York City for debate preparation with Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsAlabama Senate contender hits Sessions in new ad: 'Hillary still ain't in jail' Barr back on the hot seat McCabe: 'I don't think I will ever be free of this president and his maniacal rage' MORE (R-Ala.)

Trump’s campaign has been cast into crisis mode as it seeks to contain blowback from explosive audio and video, recorded in 2005, in which the GOP nominee is caught making lewd comments about women he hoped to have sex with.

Priebus is apparently sticking by Trump, but ripped him in a statement.

"No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever,” Priebus said.

Vulnerable Republicans are scrambling to rebuke their nominee, with Sens. Kelly AyotteKelly Ann AyotteGOP fears Trump backlash in suburbs Trump makes rare trip to Clinton state, hoping to win back New Hampshire Key endorsements: A who's who in early states MORE (R-N.H.), Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrUS prosecutors bring new charges against China's Huawei Graham vows to approach Hunter Biden probe with caution: 'I'm not going to be the Republican Christopher Steele' McConnell displays mastery of Senate with impeachment victory MORE (R-N.C.) and Mark KirkMark Steven KirkBiden campaign releases video to explain 'what really happened in Ukraine' Why Republicans are afraid to call a key witness in the impeachment inquiry Ex-Rep. Duffy to join lobbying firm BGR MORE (R-Ill.) releasing statements unloading on Trump.

Kirk called on Trump to drop out of the race, calling him a “malignant clown” that is “unfit” to be president.
    
In the leaked audio, discovered by The Washington Post, Trump is boasts about how easy it is to attract women as a famous person.

He said he tried to have sex with a married woman, ogled a female anchor on “Access Hollywood,” and talked about groping women.

“Grab them by the p---y,” Trump said. 

Trump later apologized for the "locker room banter" in the audio, but said that former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonDemocrats' choice: Unite or go down to defeat Biden says he has to do 'really well' in South Carolina Klobuchar says English should not be US national language, reversing from prior vote MORE "has said far worse to me on the golf course — not even close.”



"I apologize if anyone was offended," he added.