Donald Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence rejects reports that he’s leaving GOP ticket

October 10, 2016 5:35 pm

Republican presidential candidate (right) and vice presidential candidate Indiana Governor greet supporters at a rally at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday August, 5, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

Donald Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, says he will not quit the Republican campaign after a damaging video forced several other Republicans to withdraw support for the GOP presidential nominee.
“It’s absolutely false to suggest that at any point in time we considered dropping off this ticket. It’s been the greatest honor of my life,” Pence declared on Monday.
“These rumors just furrow around presidential campaigns. It really is remarkable,” the Indiana governor added.
On Friday, The Washington Post released an 11-year-old video which contains Trump’s lewd comments about women. He is heard making a conversation about trying to have sex with a married woman.
GOP officials, including governors, senators and congressmen across the US have disavowed Trump over the sexually obscene remarks caught on a hot microphone.
Trump’s apology for the remarks has failed to quell the unprecedented controversy over his comments, prompting growing demands by Republicans for him to quit the race.
Even Trump’s vice presidential candidate refused to defend the billionaire politician on Saturday, saying that he was “offended” by the obscene comments. It fuelled speculations that Pence might quit the race.
But Pence said Monday that Trump has expressed remorse for his controversial comments. 
“I encouraged him to express what I believe is his sincere, personal remorse, and he did that Friday night. I wanted to give him time to show his heart on Sunday night. I thought he did that,” Pence said.
“That kind of vulnerability and transparency is very moving to millions of Americans.”
This is while newly uncovered audio files by CNN have exposed more of such comments by the former reality TV star.
In one of the files dating back to in another interview, from September 2004, Trump shrugs off an offensive description of her daughter, Ivanka Trump, by celebrity radio host Howard Stern.
The recent batches of such remarks have led to a barrage of criticism against Trump, with growing call for his withdrawal.
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