Communications director resigns from OKGOP following Trump recording

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Following the reveal of the 2005 audio recording of Trump’s derogatory comments about women, the Director of Communications for the Oklahoma Republican Party has decided to resign.

“There’s been too many things that have come out that are clearly true. It certainly doesn’t make him good to be our president and our leader,” one Oklahoman said about Donald Trump.

“It seems like reality TV and I don’t think that’s what our leadership should be,” another Oklahoman told NewsChannel 4.

Following Friday’s revelation of past recorded comments from Trump, Brett Farley, the Director of Communications for the Oklahoma Republican Party, made the decision to resign.

“My decision was really forced. I could not continue to be associated with a party that refuses to repudiate this man and his actions,” Farley said.

Farley says this comes after he sent the party’s chairman a message insisting that they release this statement:

“The Republican Party was founded to promote certain principles, rights and values that befit a free and moral people and to advance candidates for office who will defend them. It has been demonstrated finally and without question by this most recent revelation of what Donald Trump has said and what he said he does that he is wholly unfit to continue as the Republican nominee for President of the United States. We, the Republican Party of Oklahoma, join the growing chorus of party leaders and elected officials around the country in demanding that Mr. Trump withdraw as a candidate for president in order that the Republican National Committee may begin the necessary process to select an alternate nominee who will more appropriately represent our party and its members.”

Farley says his request was denied.

“I believe in the principles that Reagan and Lincoln fought for and I still do. That’s what our party was founded on. That’s what our party is historically represented until this year when we unfortunately chose to nominate a man who is characterized by everything that we claim to pose,” Farley said.

Farley took to his website and Facebook to make his announcement, hoping to spread a message.

“It’s more than just a political act, it’s a moral act,” Farley told NewsChannel 4.

The chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party, Pam Pollard, also took to Facebook to share her opinion. She wrote:

“In my opinion Donald Trump’s arrogance is exactly what people are looking for right now to send to Washington, DC because they see Mr. Trump as a fighter against the “establishment” that has ruled our government for the last 20 years. They are not looking for a moral leader. Almost everyone I talk to has a common goal, change the direction of our government. People believe Donald Trump will restore our country and Make America Great Again with the same success he has had in his businesses.” 

That being said, Pollard said she also believes Donald Trump is a man who has made some of the most disgustingly vile comments I have ever heard against women and minorities.

Trump has since apologized for the comments and admitted it was wrong in a video posted online.


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