Vice presidential nominee Mike Pence came out of his weekend hiatus today to fully reaffirm his support for Trump, laying to rest wild speculations that he's leaving their ticket.
Pence hit the campaign road anew for swing- state North Carolina after canceling a rally over the weekend amidst intense controversies generated by the release of an 11-year old recording of Trump making uncalled for remarks against women. At the rally, Pence acknowledged that with his Christian faith he had to process the entire thing, and in the end chose to forgive Trump and move forward.
"My faith informs me we're to hold up a Godly standard. But we all fall short of the glory of God. There's no one righteous, other than The One. I don't condone what was said. But the other part of my faith is grace. We are called to forgive as we are forgiven.", Pence told the crowd.
It matters deeply to Pence that Trump showed contrition for a lapse committed a decade ago, and that he apologized anew during last night's second presidential debate.
"It takes a big man to know when he's wrong. Donald Trump last night showed he'a a big man", Pence said.
Following his congratulatory tweet last night to his running mate for a " big debate win", Pence in an interview with Fox News reiterated his glowing assessment of Trump's debate performance.
" Donald Trump stepped up and won a debate last night that seemed against all odds. He stepped up, he showed humility. He showed strength.", Pence said.
Pence also clarified that there was never a point through-out the controversial weekend that he considered abandoning Trump and their ticket. He said to be in his position now, running for Vice President for the Republican Party and standing along Trump is " the greatest honor of my life".
In a fierce show of support for Trump, Pence passionately told the North Carolina crowd that Trump embodies the spirit of America as he egged on the voters to rally behind the Republican presidential aspirant.
" He is a fighter, winner and he will make America great again when we make him the 45th President", Pence declared.