Pence Promises 'Evidence' By End Of Day To Debunk Allegations Against Trump

Mike Pence on Friday morning promised that the Donald Trump campaign will present evidence by the end of the day to challenge accusations about Trump's sexual misconduct.

"Before the day is out there will be more evidence publicly that shows and calls into question these latest allegations," Pence said on CBS' "This Morning."

When asked what information would be coming out, Pence told the CBS hosts to "stay tuned."

During a Thursday rally in Florida, Trump himself said that he has "substantial evidence to dispute these lies and it will be made public in an appropriate way and at an appropriate time, very soon."

Pence's comments on CBS came as the hosts quizzed him on his continuing support for Trump despite recent allegations of inappropriate touching and a 2005 tape in which Trump boasts about kissing and grabbing women without permission.

CBS' Norah O'Donnell asked Pence if he still believes that Trump's comments on the 2005 tape were just "locker room talk." In response, Pence said that he already addressed the 2005 video.

O'Donnell then asked Pence to respond to comments about Trump made yesterday by Michelle Obama. Obama said that Trump's remarks on the 2005 tape were not "locker room banter" but a "powerful individual speaking openly and freely about sexually predatory behavior."

"At the very least, does that make you uncomfortable?" O'Donnell asked Pence.

"I have a lot of respect for the First Lady and the job that’s she’s done for the American people over the last seven and a half years, but I don’t understand the basis of her claim," Pence replied.

O'Donnell then asked, "You don’t believe his language was sexually predatory?"

"Well, no, I already spoke about my concerns about the language he used in that 11-year-old video," Pence replied. "But what he’s made it clear is that was talk, regrettable talk on his part, but that there were no actions, and that he’s categorically denied these latest unsubstantiated allegations."

Watch the interview via CBS News:

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