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Mike Pence on TODAY Show says evidence disproving Trump's accusers 'hours' away

Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence defends running mate Donald Trump amidst allegations of lewd conduct by multiple women.
/ Source: TODAY

Defending running mate Donald Trump, Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence told TODAY's Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie Friday that the evidence to disprove Trump's accusers was just "hours" away from being made public.

"Stay tuned, there's more information coming forward," Pence explained during a live interview.

At a rally in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday, Trump said allegations of sexual misconduct levied at him by multiple women were "fabricated" and "absolutely false." He claimed they were part of an effort to undermine his campaign with less than a month before the election.

Several women have come forward claiming Trump groped them or made unwanted sexual advances in the wake of a leaked video of Trump being caught on a hot mic making lewd comments about women during a 2005 taping of Access Hollywood.

"Donald Trump yesterday categorically denied that these things happened, and I believe him," Pence later added during the interview. "I think he was right to say that he was embarrassed about that, that he was in a private conversation. He said very clearly that it was just talk (and) that he regrets what he said 11 years ago."

"These people are horrible people, they're horrible, horrible liars and interestingly, it happens to appear 26 days before our very important election, isn't that amazing?" Trump said about his accusers at Thursday's rally.

Trump's campaign has looked to turn the focus on Bill Clinton, noting his affair with Monica Lewinsky during his time as president and staging a photo before Sunday's presidential debate with three women who have accused Clinton of sexual misconduct.

"The claims against Bill Clinton now for decades have been quite well-chronicled in books and history, they've been quite well-substantiated, and frankly, those women have gotten scant attention this year or in previous years from many in the mainstream media,'' Pence said.

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"My view is that those claims have largely been established through the record of history. The people need to know that these unsubstantiated allegations have been completely denied by Donald Trump," Pence said.

Following the release of the "Access Hollywood" video on Oct. 6, Pence released a statement a day later condemning Trump's comments on the tape.

"As a husband and father, I was offended by the words and actions described by Donald Trump in the eleven-year-old video released yesterday," Pence said in a written statement. "I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them. I am grateful that he has expressed remorse and apologized to the American people. We pray for his family and look forward to the opportunity he has to show what is in his heart when he goes before the nation tomorrow night."

Trump claimed Thursday that the women have come forward as part of a "concerted, coordinated" effort by Hillary Clinton's campaign to distract from hacked emails by Clinton aides that have been released by Wikileaks.

"The difficulty is that at this point in the campaign, it's astonishing to see the enormous coverage of these unfounded allegations, un-established allegations, compared to an avalanche of emails coming out of Hillary Clinton's years as secretary of state,'' Pence said.

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