GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence on Friday said there will be evidence coming “before the day is out” that calls into question allegations from a number of women in recent days that Donald Trump inappropriately touched or groped them years ago.
“He’s categorically denied these latest unsubstantiated allegations,” Mr. Pence said on “CBS This Morning.”
“Before the day is out, [there will] be more evidence publicly that shows and calls into question these latest allegations,” he said.
“Stay tuned. I know that there’s more information that’s going to be coming out that’ll back his claim that this is all categorically false,” Mr. Pence said.
Mr. Pence said he believes Mr. Trump when he says the allegations are false.
“Donald Trump has asserted that all of these recent unsubstantiated allegations are categorically false, and I do believe him,” he said.
A number of women have come forward since Sunday’s presidential debate to claim that Mr. Trump inappropriately touched or groped them years ago.
Mr. Trump has vehemently denied the accusations, saying on Thursday that he’d provide evidence to dispute the allegations “very soon.”
He also questioned the timing of the stories, since some of the alleged events date back more than a decade and there’s less than a month to go until Election Day.
At least two of the women said they were dismayed by Mr. Trump’s affirmation at the debate on Sunday that he never actually acted out the lewd actions he described in a recently-released 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape.
On the tape, Mr. Trump talks about leveraging his celebrity status to force himself onto women and grabbing their genitals.