Pence released a statement on Saturday saying he was “offended” by Trump’s conduct on the clip. A campaign source told Yahoo News that Pence thought it was urgent to condemn Trump’s behavior. The person also said Pence had decided not to attend a rally in Wisconsin, where he was scheduled to appear in place of Trump alongside Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan.
“Look, he is respectful of the role he’s in and would never even in a situation like this do anything to embarrass Trump or the campaign, but the fact is he canceled a public event,” the source said. “He made that decision. Gov. Pence thought it was important to denounce Trump’s actions and words and then give him an opportunity to speak to the American people.”
The source said that apart from expressing his personal distaste for Trump’s behavior, Pence plans to let his running mate speak for himself. Pence probably won’t make any public comments beyond his statement until after Trump’s Sunday debate with Democrat Hillary Clinton.
“He’s made the decision not to spend an ounce of time or energy focusing on anything beyond the town hall on Sunday night,” the source said of Pence.
The Wisconsin rally was scheduled to be the first joint campaign appearance for Trump and Ryan. Trump had announced that Pence would be attending the event in his place after he was disinvited by Ryan following the emergence of the video.
Read more PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Donald Trump on Friday responded to newly-published audio of 2005 remarks, in which he was heard lewdly bragging about his ability to “do anything” to women. In the audio, published by the Washington Post, Trump tells TV host Billy Bush how he unsuccessfully tried to have sex with a married woman and how “you can do anything” to women “when you’re a star.” The conversation caught on a hot mic took place shortly after Trump married his third wife, Melania, according to the newspaper. “I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it,” Trump can be heard saying. “I did try and f–k her. She was married. And I moved on her very heavily. In fact, I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said, ‘I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture.’” “I moved on her like a b—h, but I couldn’t get there,” he adds. “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.” The real estate mogul also told Bush that he’s “automatically attracted to beautiful” women, like a “magnet,” and that sometimes he goes straight for a kiss. “I just start kissing them,” he says. “I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything.” “Grab them by the p—y,” Trump adds. “You can do anything.”