"It's just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country".
Trump's comments came less than 24 hours after The Post published a video where the NY business tycoon bragged in vulgar terms about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women during a 2005 conversation caught on a hot microphone.
Trump, however, put up a defiant show.
"In addition to my well known differences with Donald Trump on public policy issues, I have raised questions about his character after his comments on Prisoners of War, the Khan Gold Star family, Judge Curiel and earlier inappropriate comments about women".
In a 2002 appearance on the show, he discusses dating younger women, calling 30 "a ideal age" and 35 "the check-out time".
Soon after Crapo's announcement, Ayotte also said she would not vote for Trump. "You can do anything".
The move comes as GOP leaders have not only distanced themselves from the Republican nominee following a leaked 2005 tape of Trump bragging about assaulting women, but have also rescinded their endorsements.
"The words my husband used are unacceptable and offensive to me", reads the statement. "That's not the kind of person I am".
Trump's apology, however, has done little to sate Republican Party officials. Mark Kirk, who withdrew support from Trump in June, said on Monday that the debate "did not change Senator Kirk's mind". He endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio in the Republican primary and has largely hemmed and hawed his way through the rest of the campaign, avoiding any definitive statements on whether he would vote for Trump. "I continue to believe our country can not afford a Hillary Clinton presidency". Pence had said six days earlier that he and Trump supported so-called safe zones for refugees fleeing violence in the civil war, but that the USA should also be prepared to conduct military strikes on Russian-backed Syrian government targets to protect innocents trapped in the city of Aleppo. "This is not a decision that I have reached lightly, but his pattern of behavior has left me no choice".
House Speaker Paul Ryan disinvited Trump from a Wisconsin campaign event following the publication of the tape and said that he was "sickened" by what he heard.
The vice-presidential candidate said he was "honoured to stand with" Mr Trump and denied he had considered withdrawing from the race.