Sunday’s debate should be fun.

UPDATE (11:50 a.m.): Trump shared some thoughts on the subject in an interview with the Post Saturday morning.

“I’d never withdraw. I’ve never withdrawn in my life,” Trump told the Washington Post in a phone call from his home in Trump Tower in New York. “No, I’m not quitting this race. I have tremendous support.”


Because, really, being criticized for your audacious boasts of sexual assault... it’s all just part of life, and he’s been here before.

“I’ve been here before, I’ll tell ya, in life,” Trump said. “I understand life and how you make it through. You go through things. I’ve been through many. It’s called life. And it’s always interesting.”


[Washington Post]

UPDATE (2:20 p.m.): Even as Trump has doubled down on the idea that he will not withdraw, Politico has reported that some members of the RNC are trying to see whether any alternatives are possible—with lawyers spending the weekend investigating the viability of replacing Trump. Any possible avenue to doing so (i.e., everything described above here) would require “a dizzying amount of litigation,” per The New York Times.


For existing votes to transfer to a new nominee? “It is an exercise of lawyers’ fantasies to imagine the litigation that would take place,” Benjamin Ginsberg, former national counsel for the Mitt Romney and George W. Bush campaigns, told the Times. “You would have to amass an army of lawyers and send them to each state.”