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Sen. Mitch McConnell dodges Trump questions on Elizabethtown visit

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WDRB) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was put on the spot Tuesday afternoon following some vulgar comments made by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. 

If you haven't heard it by now, video tape from 2005 unveiled lewd comments Donald Trump made about women that has the GOP reeling with less than 30 days until the election.

"Grab them by the (expletive), you can do anything," said Trump from a 2005 interview with "Access Hollywood." 

When Sen. McConnell made a stop in Hardin County on Tuesday evening, he avoided talking about the leaked audio and video featuring Trump and host Billy Bush. 

"Yeah, I don't have anything to say about the presidential race today," McConnell said. 

We followed up by asking if the senator still plans to vote for Trump in the upcoming election. That is when a member of McConnell's staff stepped in, ending the news conference

McConnell did release a formal statement to the New York Times regarding the Trump fallout. 

"As the father of three daughters, I strongly believe that Trump needs to apologize directly to women and girls everywhere and take full responsibility for the utter lack of respect for women shown in his comments on that tape."

On Tuesday evening, Trump went on FOX News with Bill O'Reilly to try clear up the controversy. From there, Trump goes back on the campaign trail for a large rally in Panama City, Fla. 

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