Washington GOP official: Trump's remarks made when he was a Dem
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Washington State GOP Party Chairwoman Susan Hutchison is defending Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Warren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes MORE's controversial comments about going after women.

Hutchison said the 2005 remarks were made when Trump was a Democrat, and criticized Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes The Memo: Democrats confront prospect of long primary Manafort sought to hurt Clinton 2016 campaign efforts in key states: NYT MORE for slamming her Republican rival over the comments.

“Donald Trump’s comments in 2005 – 11 years ago were made when he was a Democrat,” Hutchison said, according to a report by KING5 in Washington. “The hypocrisy of Hillary Clinton to say Trump does not belong in the White House when her husband defined this behavior.”

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Trump made a series of lewd remarks in the 2005 audio, including that women would let him "do anything" because he's famous. 
 
"You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything.

"Grab them by the p----,” Trump adds. "You can do anything."

Trump's Virginia campaign chair, Corey Stewart, also defended the Republican nominee on Friday, stating that women are "not concerned about whether he acted like a frat boy, as a lot of guys do.”

Those Republicans appear to be in the minority, however.
 
Many other Republican office-holders have blasted Trump over the comments.