Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence told an audience at Liberty University, ''It takes a big man to know when you are wrong, to admit it, to express remorse, and apologize, and Donald Trump did just that.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence told an audience at Liberty University, "It takes a big man to know when you are wrong, to admit it, to express remorse, and apologize, and Donald Trump did just that." "As a believer we are called we are called to live Godly lives, but we also recognize that we all fall short," Pence said. A 2005 video of Trump talking on an open microphone showed the then-reality TV star speaking openly about groping women and trying to seduce a married woman. The video was taped only months after Trump married his third wife, Melania. The backlash against the video was swift and widespread. More than 60 prominent Republican current and former officeholders issued statements condemning Trump's remarks about women, including more than 20 who called for him to end his presidential bid. In an unusual move, vice Pence issued a critical statement of Trump's words, saying on Twitter that he "cannot defend them." "As a husband and father, I was offended by the words and actions described by Donald Trump," said Pence, who is governor of Indiana. A Reuters/Ipsos poll of likely voters, released on Tuesday, found 58 percent of Republicans wanted Trump to stay atop their party's ticket and 68 percent said the Republican leadership should stand by him. The poll, which was conducted after the second presidential debate on Sunday, showed Clinton's lead over Trump widening to 8 points from 5 points last week, before the release of the video.