The Latest: Mike Pence says he won't "condone" or "defend" Trump remarks

Posted at 10:20 AM, Oct 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-09 11:55:56-04

Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence says he cannot condone or defend Donald Trump's comments about women.

Pence says in a statement Saturday: "As a husband and a father, I was offended by the words and actions described by Donald Trump in the 11-year-old video released yesterday. I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them. I am grateful that he has expressed remorse and apologized to the American people."

He continues: "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."

On Friday afternoon, The Washington Post and NBC News released the video in which Trump describes trying to have sex with a married woman. He also brags about women letting him kiss and grab them because he is famous.

Trump released a video late Friday night apologizing for the comments, but also directed his comments toward President Bill Clinton's marital affairs. 

Senator Jeff Flake and Senator John McCain also spoke out about Trump's recent comments, with Flake urging Trump to drop out of the race.