Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence slams Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for accepting foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Story: Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence said on Thursday (August 11) newly-released emails show favors were arranged for foreign donors to the Clinton Foundation while Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. Pence vowed that, if he and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump win the election in November, "pay to play politics will end on day one." Pence made his comments during a speech to supporters in Wisconsin. The emails were obtained by the conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch, under a Freedom of Information Act request and released on Wednesday (August 10). Pence's speech comes as the rhetoric in the presidential campaign becomes increasingly heated. On Tuesday (August 9), Trump said that gun rights activists could act to stop Clinton from nominating liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices. Immediately afterwards, many on social media accused him of effectively calling for Clinton's assassination. When asked to clarify what Trump meant, his campaign said he was referring to getting supporters of the Second Amendment to rally votes for Trump in the election. But on Wednesday (August 10), Trump ignited controversy again by saying that Clinton and U.S. President Barack Obama were the "co-founders" of the Islamic militant group, ISIS, or Islamic State. In a statement, Clinton's campaign called the remarks, "a false claim," and pointed to them as further evidence that Trump is unfit to lead the country.