Trump's female fans defend his comments about groping women

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Female fans of Donald Trump say they're unfazed by the misogynistic and vulgar comments he made about women in a leaked tape from 2005. Women on pro-Trump social media channels are still showing support for the Republican presidential candidate, posting things like "The comment was lewd, sure, but Ive said worse," and announcing they will not change their vote for the presidential contender.

Over the weekend, Facebook groups such as Women United For Trump and Women SCOUTS for TRUMP were full of posts backing the candidate. "I remain much more bothered by what Hillary has done that by what Trump has said," someone wrote. Others posted comments like "apology accepted" and "I don't need an apology. It's his life and he hurt no one."

One post in Women United For Trump asked members what they think about Trump's comments and apology, and if it will make them switch their vote. The vast majority of the more than 280 comments written in response showed support for Trump, with comments like "I don't like his comments but it has nothing to do with him running for president today." It "will not make me switch my vote," another posted. "Did he say some stuff that was wrong? of course, but honesty, who hasnt?"

These congressmen have all spoken out against the candidate:

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30 former GOP congressmen come out against Trump

Bob Bauman (R-MD)

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Steve Bartlett (R-TX)

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Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY)

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Jack Buechner (R-MO)

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Tom Campbell (R-CA)

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Bill Clinger (R-PA)

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Tom Coleman (R-MO)

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Geoff Davis (R-KY)

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Mickey Edwards (R-OK)

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Harris Fawell (R-IL)

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Ed Foreman (R-TX) (R-NM)

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Amo Houghton, Jr. (R-NY)

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Gordon Humphrey (Senator, R-NH)

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Bob Inglis (R-SC)

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Jim Kolbe (R-AZ)

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Steve Kuykendall (R-CA)

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Jim Leach (R-IA) 

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Pete McCloskey (R-CA)

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Connie Morella (R-MD)

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Mike Parker (R-MS)

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Tom Petri (R-WI)

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John Porter (R-IL)

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Claudine Schneider (R-RI)

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John "Joe" Schwarz (R-MI)

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Chris Shays (R-CT)

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Peter Smith (R-VT)

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Edward Weber (R-OH)

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Vin Weber (R-MN)

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G. William Whitehurst (R-VA)

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Dick Zimmer (R-NJ) 

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On /r/The_Donald, a subreddit where users tend to rally around the Republican nominee, users identifying themselves as women also showed their loyalty. "I love you, President Trump! I am with YOU. I am a woman, and I support you 100%," one post said, adding, "Unbelievable that people are making such a big deal about this." One comment posted in response said "I am a woman and I have no problems hearing Trump speak that way about women. You all need to know we women talk about men and sexual content seriously and joking referencing specific males with our girlfriends in private."

Others across social media brought up the wildly popular erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" in an effort to make the case that anger with Trump over his offensive comments is unjustified. "If American women are so outraged at Trump's use of naughty words, then who the hell bought 80 million copies of Fifty Shades of Grey?" a female Trump supporter wrote late on Saturday on the candidate's official Facebook page. "Enough of the fake outrage."

Vocativ also discovered three memes, including this one, that reflected the same sentiment:

The Washington Post published a video from 2005 on Friday in which Trump and Billy Bush, a former "Access Hollywood" host, had a conversation rife with derogatory and abusive comments about women. Trump said he's "automatically attracted to beautiful" and that he "just start(s) kissing them." He added: "And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything... Grab them by the pussy."

The surfacing of the comments caused turmoil inside the Republican Party as leaders denounced Trump and some even called on him to drop out the race. On Saturday, he said he's "done and said things" he regrets, and that the words in the video "are one of them." He also said he would not leave the race for president. "Oh yeah, we can win — we will win," he told The New York Times. "We have tremendous support. I think a lot of people underestimate how loyal my supporters are." He also turned to social media to respond to critics:

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NEW YORK - DECEMBER 4: (L-R) Playmate Victoria Silvstedt, Donald Trump and Melania Knauss at the Playboy 50th Anniversary celebration December 4, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 05: Donald Trump is flanked by Victoria Silvstedt, 1997 Playmate of the Year, and his girlfriend, Melania Knauss, at Playboy magazine's 50th anniversary celebration at the Lexington Ave. armory. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Donald Trump with girlfriend Melania Knauss (left) and Kylie Bax (right). (Photo by Steve Azzara/Corbis via Getty Images)
Playboy celebrates 45 yrs with a party at Life club... Donald Trump with his date, model Melania Knauss (l) and Jaime Bergman, the 45th Anniversary Playmate. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 03: Donald Trump is flanked by Playmates at a party celebrating Playboy magazine's 45th anniversary at the Life Club., (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 03: Donald Trump and playmates celebrating 45 years of Playboy at Life. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - MAY 3: Donald Trump attends Playboy Magazine 40th Anniversary Press Party on May 3, 1993 at the Plaza Park Hyatt Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - MAY 3: Donald Trump attends 40th Anniversary of Playboy Magazine Party on May 3, 1993 at the Park Hyatt Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

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