Donald Trump’s running mate Mike Pence went on the defensive Thursday, stating that evidence backing the GOP nominee was just “hours away” from being released, Reuters reported.
Pence’s comments come amidst allegations of sexual misconduct from six women. Trump’s campaign has been scrambling since the video leak of him making lewd sexual comments in 2005.
Pence told voters that Trump has assured him personally the allegations are false.
“There’ll be more evidence publicly that calls into question these latest allegations,” Pence said when speaking to CBS “This Morning.”
“Stay tuned,” he said. “I know there’s more information that’s going to be coming out that will back his claim that this is all categorically false.”
The evidence, Pence said, was just “hours away.”
Speaking to supporters at a rally in Florida on Thursday, Trump said the accusations of sexual misconduct that date back to the 1980s were part of a coordinated effort to keep him from winning the election.
In several morning interviews, Pence attempted to shift the focus to Trump’s opponent Hillary Clinton, her charity and the information from John Podesta’s hacked emails.
The New York Times reported that two women claimed Trump was sexually aggressive towards them. Several others came forward to make similar allegations. The New York Times has stood its ground and said it would not retract or change the story after Trump threatened to sue the publication.