Mike Pence Avoids Defending Trump’s Comments, Confirms He Won’t Be Leaving the Campaign

There were rumors flying during the presidential debate that Donald Trump's running mate Mike Pence wants out.

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GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence August 2016.

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UPDATE (10/10/16):

Despite rumors that Mike Pence wants off the GOP ticket, Pence quickly congratulated his running mate on Twitter following Sunday night's debate:

Congrats to my running mate @realDonaldTrump on a big debate win! Proud to stand with you as we #MAGA.

— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) October 10, 2016

This morning, Pence went even further on CNN. “It’s absolutely false to suggest that at any point in time we considered dropping off this ticket.” Pence said that being the GOP’s vice presidential candidate is “the greatest honor of my life.”

With that said, Pence did openly denounce Trump’s support for sexual assault and said he “couldn’t condone and I couldn’t defend those remarks.” Still, Pence says that “politics is a very tough business” and praised Trump for expressing “his personal remorse” for the comments.

You can watch Pence’s full response below.

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Things that Donald Trump said at the second presidential debate have people questioning his relationship with his running mate, Indiana governor Mike Pence. 

During the debate Trump said that he'd never "spoke" to pence about a plan for dealing with Syria, and confirmed he has a completely different opinion about how to deal with the conflict and rise of ISIS there. 

That statement comes not long after Pence distanced himself from Trump during the vice presidential debate, and just a day after Pence said he could not condone the things Trump said about grabbing women in a hot mic video from 2005 that surfaced on Friday. Pence also canceled a campaign appearance in Wisconsin. 

Not long after Trump's comments at the debate, journalist Steve Clemons tweeted this.

Re these rumors Pence is asking to be taken off the ticket... campaign aide tells me they are NOT true.

— Ashley Parker (@AshleyRParker) October 10, 2016

Although a reporter for the New York Times says that Pence's people are denying any such action.

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