Former RNC chair: Trump campaign can’t be salvaged
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A former chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) said there’s not much hope left for Donald TrumpDonald TrumpWendy Sherman takes leading role as Biden's 'hard-nosed' Russia negotiator Senate needs to confirm Deborah Lipstadt as antisemitism envoy — Now Former acting Defense secretary under Trump met with Jan. 6 committee: report MORE or the GOP this cycle. 

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In an interview with Mother Jones, Michael Steele said there’s no way Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, can recover from the damage of his lewd comments about women in Sunday’s presidential debate.  

"This is a devastating blow to the Trump campaign and to the party, and there is not much either can do to salvage it,” he said. "It almost doesn't matter what Trump does in the next debate.” 

The stakes are now higher than ever for Trump to perform well at the second debate against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonA year into his presidency, Biden is polling at an all-time low The Memo: 2024 chatter reveals Democratic nervousness Second gentleman Emhoff acts as public link to White House MORE. The GOP was thrown into chaos over the weekend after a 2005 tape of Trump making sexually explicit comments about women surfaced, and several top Republicans withdrew their support of the nominee or called on him to exit the race.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus condemned Trump's remarks, saying Friday: "No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever."

Top RNC spokesman Sean Spicer said there's "no excusing" the comments and said how he handles the fallout will be critical.