Several female supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump defended their candidate on Nov. 2 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and dismissed the women who have accused him of sexual assault (video below).
"They have no real issues that they can win on, so all they can do is try to pick on Trump and his character, and try to make that be the issue," a supporter named Shirley told CNN.
God was invoked several times to defend Trump, who has been accused of sexually assaulting over a dozen women, noted the International Business Times; Trump will be in court in December over allegations that he raped a 13-year-old girl in 1994.
"Donald Trump really has the character of God, a loving compassionate father," Trump voter Debbie Shields told CNN. "Donald Trump was the man that God chose for a time as this."
Sue Rasmussen added: "I think we've all fallen short of what God expects of all of us, so we've all missed the mark. So he missed the mark a few times."
Trump has also ridiculed a disabled reporter, mocked Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona for being held prisoner during the Vietnam War, claimed an Indiana judge was unfit to serve because of Mexican parents, tried to link autism to childhood vaccines, and has called women "pigs" and "dogs."
"He’s not perfect," Ron Lovelin told CNN. "I’m not looking for perfect. I’m looking for someone to save this country."
Trump supporter Bill Robertson was asked if it bothered him that Trump said in 2005 that he grabbed women's vaginas without their consent.
"Yes," Robertson replied. "But is it a deal breaker? No."
Shirley tried to blame the media for Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women.
"Some of that, the media has made it be worse than what it is," she explained. "It doesn't bother me."
Shirley was reminded by a CNN reporter that Trump did say the things that he said on the tape.
"It doesn't bother me," she insisted.
When asked about the women who accused Trump of sexually assaulting them, voter Carol Robertson said: "I think those women need to grow a set, personally. You know, it's been a lot of years, get over it."
Trump voters went on to attack what they called the character flaws of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton: emails, Benghazi, troubles she has caused in the world, doing everything that is illegal, doing everything to sell out the U.S. and lack of honesty.
In October, when the 2005 tape of Trump surfaced of him talking about sexually assaulting women, Trump supporters in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, excused him and slammed Clinton.
Sally Luell told the Los Angeles Times that Trump's sexual assault comments were abhorrent, but said she "can’t stand Hillary," and added: "I think Hillary Clinton backing her husband when he was doing what he was doing was worse."
"It’s mildly vulgar," Orville Seymer said. "He shouldn’t have said it. But this is how men talk at times. It’s locker room talk. I’m not excusing it, but he apologized … We need to focus on what’s important to this country and getting it back on track, and getting some rational, reasonable Supreme Court justices appointed to the bench."