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Pence sidesteps questions about Trump's lewd comments

Saturday, October 08, 2016 - 00:43

Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence ignores questions on running mate Donald Trump's lewd comments. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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-- PLEASE NOTE THAT LANGUAGE IN THIS STORY MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME READERS -- ROUGH CUT (no reporter narration) STORY: Republican vice presidential Gov. Mike Pence sidestepped questions about his running mate Donald Trump's lewd comments as he met with supporters after a rally in Rossford, Ohio. A reporter asked the Govenror about hsi reaction to the "Trump tape" as he ignored the question and greeted supporters. Trump on Friday grappled with a new bombshell after The Washington Post published a 2005 conversation in which Trump recounted in vulgar terms how he tried to have sex with an unnamed married woman. Trump has previously come under fire for sexist and demeaning language he has used to describe women, including from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The new audio provides Clinton with powerful ammunition just ahead of the second presidential debate, on Sunday night. In the recorded conversation in 2005, Trump was wearing a microphone and chatting with Billy Bush, the host of NBC's "Access Hollywood," ahead of a segment they were about to tape. "I did try and f--- her. She was married," Trump said. "I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn't get there." Trump talked about his attraction to beautiful women. "I just start kissing them," he said. "And when you're a star they let you do it," he said. "Grab them by the p---y. You can do anything." Trump, who has brought up former President Bill Clinton's infidelities as a criticism of Hillary Clinton, calling her a "total enabler," shrugged off the audio. Hillary Clinton called the tape "horrific" on Twitter and said: "We cannot allow this man to become president." In the first presidential debate, on Sept. 26, Clinton took aim at Trump for what she said was sexist behavior, highlighting his criticism of Alicia Machado, a former Miss Universe who he said gained too much weight, saying he called her "Miss Piggy." Trump, who had owned the Miss Universe pageants, refused to back down from his comments about Machado, unleashing a predawn Twitter tirade about her.

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Pence sidesteps questions about Trump's lewd comments

Saturday, October 08, 2016 - 00:43