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Local Republican and Democratic party leaders react to Trump’s 2005 comments

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MOLINE, Illinois — The chairmen of the Rock Island County Republican and Democratic parties are speaking out following the release of a recording of Donald Trump making lewd comments about women a decade ago.

"I don't think anybody condones those comments, I mean nobody," said Bill Bloom, Chairman of the Rock Island County Republicans.

"It truly is unfortunate, but I don't think it's going to change a lot of people's minds about how they're going to vote," said Bloom, adding that's because he believes people who are voting for Trump are basing their decision on the issues facing the United States today.

"He said that long before he ever planned to be a presidential candidate or run for any political office at all. I think if you went back into the background of Hillary and Bill Clinton, I am positive you would find similar comments," said Bloom.

The comments were made by Trump  when he was mic'd up while taping a Access Hollywood segment with Billy Bush in 2005.

"Very disgusted by what he's had to say. I think it’s very easy for any woman or any man for that matter to see their daughter or their wife or sister in that type of situation," said Doug House, Rock Island County Democratic Party Chairman and President of The Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association.

House believes Trump's comments will have an impact on voting come November's general election.

"I believe it will galvanize women voters in a way that people may not have seen in a long time," said House, adding that he believes the way Trump talks will offend women leaders.

"While it's still dated material, it's very fresh; It's the degree of the vulgarity," said House.

For republican Bloom, the recording from ten years ago is does not reflect how Trump would run the United States.

"It doesn’t communicate how he’s going to solve the problems of the people going forward. So, I think most people are looking at the comments he made and they’re saying, well that’s too bad, but I still think he has better answers for the country than the opposition," said Bloom.

"He said that long before he ever planned to be a presidential candidate or run for any political office at all. I think if you went back into the background of Hillary and Bill Clinton, I am positive you would find similar comments," said Bloom.

The general election is less than one month away, November 8, 2016.