Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, was reportedly “disgusted” after watching Donald Trump’s 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape in which he bragged about grabbing women by the genitals without their consent.
“[Karen] finds him reprehensible—just totally vile,” a former campaign aide told The Atlantic.
Mike Pence was reportedly “beside himself” after the vulgar tape was released just weeks before the election, the Associated Press reported.
The devoutly Christian couple allegedly refused to take calls from Trump after the tape was made public.
They “refused to take Trump’s calls and sent him a letter saying that he and Karen, as Christians, were deeply offended by his actions and needed to make an ‘assessment’ about whether to remain with the campaign,” The New Yorker reported.
Spokespeople for Pence repeatedly denied the account.
One week after The Washington Post published the tape, Pence appeared on CBS’s This Morning to defend Trump.