Trump’s comments about women have hurt him badly, according to Farage

Trump’s comments about women have hurt him badly, according to Farage

Nigel Farage and Republican Donald Trump

Nigel Farage has said that the lewd comments have “really hurt him badly”.

Farage has been informally advising Trump in his presidential bid, and said that there was “no question” that Mr Trump’s candidacy had been damaged by the comments in leaked footage.

Farage told a BBC Panorama special to be broadcast on Monday, Paxman on Trump vs Clinton: Divided America: “There is no question that this recent tape, ugly as it is, has really hurt him badly, of course.”

He added: “I just saw this whole thing as sort of, an extreme form of alpha-male boasting – it is the kind of boasting that some men do – it doesn’t mean that they actually do it.”

It comes after Cabinet minister Damian Green said Trump’s comments were “offensive” but refused to say whether he believed he was “unfit” to enter the White House.

Green appeared on BBC’s Question Time alongside shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, who said: “As a woman I thought his comments were completely disgusting and totally offensive and, of course, he shouldn’t be American president.”

Since the recording from 2005 has come to light, Trump has been hit by a series of allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour – something he has vigorously denied.

He has blamed Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the news media for the accusations. “These vicious claims about me, of inappropriate conduct with women, are totally and absolutely false. And the Clintons know it,” Trump said.

Trump also called his accusers: “horrible people. They’re horrible, horrible liars”.

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