PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — In response to the video released of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump saying lewd comments about women, Bud Pierce has released a response.
The Oregon GOP Gubernatorial candidate said:
“Mr. Trump’s comments are degrading, unbecoming, and unacceptable period. As an individual, I find his comments deeply disturbing. In my life, I have always treated women with equality and respect, as demonstrated by my 35 year marriage, and my treatment of women as partners in our medical practice, and as valuable employees. As Governor, I will be committed to improving the lives of Oregon’s women by initiating new and innovative programs to help with domestic violence, pay inequality, unaffordable child care, poverty in women of color, and all areas where Oregon’s women face discrimination and unfairness.”
Pierce has also recently been under fire for comments regarding women. During the first debate between pierce and Governor Kate Brown, pierce said “a woman that has a great education and training and a great job is not susceptible to this kind of abuse by men, women or anyone,” OPB reported.
The candidate’s press secretary, Stacey Kafka, resigned after the debate.
Pierce followed up the controversial remarks with an apology video in which he said his comments were “dangerous” and “ignorant.” He then apologized to anyone he offended by saying individuals could prevent domestic violence by achieving good economic status.