Vice presidential nominee Mike Pence defended Donald Trump on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, stating that the sexual misconduct allegations against Trump are “not substantiated.” The Indiana governor put the blame on the media for putting too much focus on the allegations and taking away attention from Hillary Clinton’s wrongdoings.
Host Chuck Todd asked Pence about the comments Trump made in a 2005 videotape where he talked about groping and kissing women.
Pence stated that he believed it was “just talk.” Todd pushed Pence further and stated, “They’re unproven, but they are not unsubstantiated.”
The vice presidential nominee reaffirmed that they’re not substantiated accounts and stated that Trump denies all of the recent claims of sexual misconduct against him. Pence defended his running mate and insists that the media is trying to put the focus on Trump. The allegations against the GOP nominee, he says, are an effort to take the spotlight off of the misconduct of the Clinton Foundation.
“I have to tell you, it really is astonishing to most Americans that as these unsubstantiated allegations are treated with an enormous amount of coverage on this network and other networks that revelations coming out of Secretary of State Clinton’s years in the State Department and the Clinton Foundation are virtually ignored by the national media,” Pence stated.
The Clinton Foundation has been accused of being a pay-to-play operation.