Pence: ‘Absolutely False’ to Suggest I Considered Dropping Off of the Ticket

Monday on CNN’s “New Day,” GOP vice-presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) denied he had ever considered dropping out of the race upon the release of audio of his running mate Donald Trump making lewd comments on a hot mic to then-“Access Hollywood” anchor Billy Bush when asked by host Alisyn Camerota. Pence would not reveal his private conversations about the matter, but pointed out that Trump had apologized and said the election was more about the choice of Trump or Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. “Well, you know, I’ll always keep my conversation with Donald Trump and my family private,” Pence said. “But it’s absolutely false to suggest that at any point in time we considered dropping off this ticket. It’s a greatest honor of my life to have been nominated by my party to be the next vice president of the United States of America. Look, politics is a very tough business. I get that. This is my first time, Alisyn, at the — at the national level. And the fact is that, you know, I — as I said on Saturday, you know, I couldn’t condone, I couldn’t defend those remarks. I encouraged Donald Trump on Friday to