Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence on Sunday said Donald Trump’s invitation to Gennifer Flowers to sit in the front row at Monday’s presidential debate was simply a joke. Bill Clinton admitted to having a sexual relationship with Flowers. The Indiana governor said Trump wanted to mock Mark Cuban, a Hillary Clinton supporter, for his threat to sit in the front row during the debate. Despite Flowers tweeting her support of Trump and acknowledging that she will be there, Pence said she will not be in attendance.
“Donald Trump was using the tweet yesterday really to mock the effort by Hillary Clinton and her campaign to distract attention from where the American people are going to be focused tomorrow night, which on the issues, on the choice that we face,” Pence said on Fox News Sunday.