Pence: Media 'Piling On' Trump with 'Unsubstantiated Claims' Despite 'Avalanche' of Clinton WikiLeaks
Indiana Governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence told Bret Baier on Fox News Sunday that the timing of several claims of misconduct against Donald Trump is "deeply troubling to millions of Americans".
"The media is piling on with such unsubstantiated claims, ignoring an avalanche of hard evidence" contained in the WikiLeaks email dump regarding Hillary Clinton and her closest advisors.
"This is an election of enormous magnitude," Pence said. "Donald Trump is going to be ready for the debate on Wednesday night. [He is] prepared to lead this country...prepared to bring strength and determination to turn this country around," Pence said.
"We're going to continue [as a ticket] to frame this campaign around issues important to the American people," he said.
On the prospect that Vladimir Putin or the Russian government has a hand in the WikiLeaks email hacks, Pence said Russia or "any sovereign nation compromising the security of the United States" should suffer "severe consequences" for their actions.
He added that the US Navy should not tolerate aggressive actions against its warships, after they were fired on by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), the Democratic vice presidential nominee also spoke with Baier, and remarked that he was actually pleasantly surprised when his hometown paper, the Richmond Times-Dispatch didn't endorse his ticket.
He said the endorsement of Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson (L-N.M.) by the largely right-leaning paper of the River City showed that they too wanted to keep Trump out of the White House.
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