Following an exodus of high-ranking republican Trump supporters over the past 48 hours who have either rescinded their support of the candidate or called for him to step down, Carl Icahn remains a steadfast supporter of Donald Trump, saying that he is amazed by the fake "outrage" by what "everyone knows is going on in every locker room in the country."
In an interview with CNBC, Icahn - who earlier today shut down the iconic casino bearing Trump's name in Atlantic City - said that "over my years I've listened to a lot of salacious talk in locker rooms, bachelor parties etc. by a lot of high-level people, some of whom are now supposedly so outraged," Trump told CNBC.com in a phone interview. "All I can do is refer to that great quote, 'Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone.'"
To be sure, Trump has already apologized for his comments, also using the "locker room" analogy to explain the scenario that led to the remarks.
Icahn continued, slamming the hypocrisy of all those who have express outrage over the past two days: "It's amazing that everyone is outraged by something that everyone knows is going on in every locker room in the country."
Most importantly, Icahn said Trump is the clear candidate for business. "I thought Donald made a number of great points in the debate last night," he said. "Today it is perceived that government is at war with business. This perception must be changed, and it is certainly not being changed by Hillary Clinton.
"It is imperative that many changes in Washington must be made," he said. "I am therefore still obviously still behind Donald Trump."
Which, of course, is the core issue: the last thing Washington, Wall Street, corporate America and the affiliated media, want and would allow is change, which is why Trump's road to the White House looks more and more unlikely with every passing day.