Donald Trump is under fire after 2005 footage of him speaking vulgarly about women has surfaced, and his vice presidential running mate says that he cannot even defend him.
The morning following the video leak, Indiana Governor Mike Pence released a statement regarding Trump's actions, and much like the rest of the party, he didn't let the GOP presidential candidate off the hook.
“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. I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them.”
The statement came after Pence dodged the press the first time they were hoping for a statement regarding the video. He has also “dropped out” of a campaign event in Wisconsin scheduled for Saturday after Speaker Paul Ryan announced last night he had cancelled.
Pence's full statement says he will be praying for his running mate.
Mike Pence's statement is below:
“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 a written 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.”
On Friday The Washington Post revealed unearthed 2005 raw footage from an “Access Hollywood” show. With his mic on, Donald Trump bragged with host Billy Bush about his exploits with women, saying:
“I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.”
“And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”
“Grab them by the p—-y. You can do anything.”
The comments led to swift condemnation from several influential Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Republican National Committee Chair Reince Preibus, and a host of other conservative pundits and politicians.
Still, Donald Trump said Saturday that he will “never” drop out of the presidential race.
Editor's note: This article was updated after publication.