Mike Pence: ‘I Cannot Defend’ Trump’s Explicit Comments About Women

AP

Donald Trump’s Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence said that he was “offended” by a video that surfaced Friday showing Trump in 2005 making vulgar comments about how he dealt with women.

“As a husband and father, I was offended by the words and actions described by Donald Trump in the eleven-year-old video released yesterday,” Pence said in the statement. “I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them. I am grateful that he has expressed remorse and apologized to the American people. We pray for his family and look forward to the opportunity he has to show what is in his heart when he goes before the nation tomorrow night.”

Pence was supposed to go to Wisconsin to campaign alongside House Speaker Paul Ryan Saturday, but he made a call not to go on Saturday.

Pence has been one of Trump’s most aggressive defenders on the campaign trail. During the Vice Presidential debate in Virginia Tuesday, Pence went as far as to deny things Trump was recorded saying.

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