Darryl Glenn might yet vote for Trump, depending on the outcome of a face-to-face meeting

A trio of Colorado Republicans called on Donald Trump to step down for the good of the party over the weekend, but that left open the possibility that they would still vote for him if he remained on the ballot, which, by all accounts he will.

ABC7 reports that Darryl Glenn, who followed Rep. Mike Coffman and Sen. Cory Gardner in calling for Trump to resign, now says he’s waiting on a face-to-face meeting with Trump to decide.

It’s not clear if this meeting is happening or not. In an interview with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto, Glenn said he was extending an invitation to Trump to return to Colorado and participate in a town hall on economic opportunity in underserved communities.

Trump’s website shows him with events in Florida and Ohio on Thursday.

Glenn said Trump did what he needed to do in showing contrition for saying he could grope women and get away with it because he’s rich. He also expressed gratitude that Trump had “prosecuted the case against Clinton” in Sunday’s presidential debate.

“He reset this campaign,” Glenn said. “People were wanting him to come out and show contrition and he did that. … The other thing he did … he prosecuted the case against Hillary Clinton. We now have the ability to draw sharp contrasts. It’s extremely important now that we take advantage of that.”

Glenn cast Thursday not just as an opportunity for Trump to win his personal vote but as an opportunity to show he can be a president for all Americans.

Glenn is running for U.S. Senate against Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet. Unlike Coffman, who has kept his distance for months, Glenn had been a vocal supporter of Trump.

Zelinger pressed Coffman on a similar question over the weekend — what if he doesn’t step aside? Does he have your vote then? And Coffman’s spokeswoman responded with a curt, “Of course he’s not.”

For the record, this is how Trump expressed his contrition Sunday:

“I said things that frankly, you hear these things, they’re said. I was embarrassed by it. But I have tremendous respect for women, and women have respect for me. … And I will tell you, I’m going to make our country safe. We’re going to have borders in our country, which we don’t have now. People are pouring into our country.”



Erica Meltzer

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