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Mike Pence Promises ‘Evidence’ That Will Exonerate Trump

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Alex Pappas Political Reporter

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, making the morning television rounds, said evidence will be released soon that clears Donald Trump from the recent allegations of inappropriate behavior with women.

“Well, just stay tuned,” Pence said Friday on “CBS This Morning.” “I know that there is more information that is going to be coming out that will back his claim that this is all categorically false.”

Appearing on “Fox and Friends” on Friday, Pence said: “These unsubstantiated allegations that came from the New York Times and People magazine. … He’s categorically denied this. And there will be more evidence coming out that supports” Trump.

The New York Times, the Palm Beach Post and People magazine and other outlets all published unique stories this week involving allegations that Trump was inappropriate with women in the past. Trump has denied all of them.

Speaking Thursday at a West Palm Beach rally in Florida, Trump called the stories “totally and absolutely false.” He also blamed a political and media establishment that views him as an “existential threat like they haven’t seen before.”

“There is nothing the political establishment will not do,” Trump said. “No lie that they won’t tell to hold their prestige and power at your expense. And that’s what’s been happening.”

The Wall Street Journal, in a story posted Friday, hinted at what could be Trump’s strategy: “Donald Trump will broaden his attack against the media to hit globalism and the Clinton Foundation by charging that Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is part of a biased coalition working in collusion with the Clinton campaign and its supporters to generate news reports of decades-old allegations from several women.” Slim, the Wall Street Journal reports, is “a shareholder of New York Times Co. and donor to the Clinton Foundation.”

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