Kirstie Alley Walks Back Trump Endorsement After Tape Fallout: "I Hate This Election"

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The actress previously wrote to her Twitter followers back in 2015: "I like Trump … fire at will."

Kirstie Alley is joining Arnold Schwarzenegger in dropping her support for Donald Trump following the leaked tape controversy that marred his campaign on Friday.

The actress tweeted late Saturday about her disdain for the election and noted that she was "no longer endorsing either candidate."

Trump may not have gotten the memo, however. On Sunday morning, the Republican presidential candidate tweeted a quote from Donna Hardy, which was accompanied by a photo collage of his female supporters, including Alley. 

Back in September 2015, Alley backed Trump after the Republican candidate was aggressively questioned by Scott Pelley during a 60 Minutes interview about his presidential run.

"Pelley acting like an antagonist asshat," she tweeted. "I like Trump..fire at will." After a barrage of Twitter users criticized the actress for her political views, she defended her position with a series of follow-up tweets.

In hot mic recordings unearthed by the Washington Post on Friday, Trump is heard telling former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush about his attempt to "f—" Nancy O'Dell, now an Entertainment Tonight co-host. Trump also made additional lewd comments about women, telling Bush, "When you're a star, they let you do it. … Grab them by the p—y. You can do anything."

Trump issued the following statement Friday: "This was locker-room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course — not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended."

Hours later, he apologized in a video message released Friday night, saying: "I've never said I'm a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that I'm not. I've said and done things I regret, and the words released today on this more-than-a-decade-old video are one of them."

Trump added, "I pledge to be a better man tomorrow and will never ever let you down."

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