Karen Pence urged women across America to pray for President Trump and praised his treatment of young women despite reports that the devoutly religious second lady was disgusted by the infamous Access Hollywood tape.
‘Don’t be afraid to get on your knees [and pray for the president],’ Pence told an audience of hundreds who turned out for a ‘Women for Trump’ event in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Wednesday.
Pence, who appeared on stage alongside the president’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, said she was ‘all in’ in backing Donald Trump after she saw how he treated her daughter, Charlotte, according to The New York Times.
‘All in’: Karen Pence (seen above in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Wednesday) praised President Trump for his treatment of young women
The second lady appeared alongside President Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, at a ‘Women for Trump’ event in St. Paul on Wednesday
A Trump supporter posed with her sign before the start of the event in St. Paul. Trump’s approval rating among women is hovering around 30 per cent, according to public opinion polls
The New York Times’ Katie Rogers reported that Karen Pence praised the president for ‘how he interacted with daughter Charlotte’
‘Don’t be afraid to get on your knees [and pray for the president],’ Karen Pence told the crowd
Prominent female surrogates for the president insisted Trump was the best choice for American women during the event inside St. Paul’s Union Depot in Minnesota on Wednesday night, although Lara recognized it’s ‘not easy sometimes’ to support the president.
According to a September ABC News-Washington Post poll, Trump has a 30% approval rating among women.
The event took place a day before both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were scheduled to visit the Twin Cities and focus on the message of turning Minnesota red in 2020.
‘We’re going to do it here in Minnesota by the way in 2020,’ said Lara Trump.
She added: ‘I think if you’re a young woman and you’re on the fence, you need to look at the facts you need to look at the fact when you come out of college or high school or starting a family, this is a President that cares about your pocketbook.’
Karen Pence insisted that the President had ’empowered women like no other.’ She added: ‘All these young women here today, that is the future of our country and this president cares.’
President Trump (seen at the White House on Thursday) is due to appear later on Thursday for a campaign rally in Minnesota
Karen Pence used the economy as an example of how women are doing well under Trump. ‘Just look at job rates, the unemployment for women is the lowest that it has been in 55 years,’ she said.
Lara Trump, who is married to the president’s son Eric, touched on a variety of issues including the economy and immigration.
She acknowledged: ‘We know it’s not easy sometimes to be a Trump supporter.’
The ‘Women for Trump’ movement was started by Lara Trump in 2016 while campaigning for her father-in-law.
Karen Pence’s appearance on behalf of Trump came just weeks after it was reported that she was ‘livid’ over remarks by the president from more than 10 years ago in which he is heard talking about grabbing women by the genitals.
Karen Pence (seen above with husband Mike Pence in Minneapolis on Thursday) was reportedly ‘livid’ over Trump’s ‘grab them by the p***y’ remarks on Access Hollywood
In 2005, Trump was recorded on a hot mic during an Access Hollywood video bragging about groping women.
The video surfaced weeks before the 2016 election.
According to Tom LoBianco’s book Piety & Power: Mike Pence and the Taking of the White House, Karen Pence expressed her displeasure to her husband over the remarks.
But Pence, the former Indiana governor and evangelical Christian, told his wife it was too late to drop out of the ticket.
Karen Pence also refused to kiss her husband on Election Night, according to a new book, Power & Piety: Mike Pence and the Taking of the White House
On election night, after Trump pulled off his shock victory over Hillary Clinton, Karen Pence reportedly refused to kiss her husband.
She is said to have told him: ‘You got what you wanted, Mike.
‘Leave me alone.’
Karen Pence’s appearance in St. Paul came on the same day that a new book revealed fresh allegations that Trump committed dozens of acts of inappropriate behavior.
One woman, Karen Johnson, accused Trump of grabbing her by her genitals at a New Year’s Eve Party at his club Mar-a-Lago in the early 2000s while his then-girlfriend Melania was upstairs.
Former dancer Johnson made the shocking accusation to authors Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy in their upcoming book ‘All the President’s Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator’, an excerpt of which appeared in Esquire Wednesday.
She told them, ‘When he says that thing, ‘Grab them in the p****,’ that hits me hard because when he grabbed me and pulled me into the tapestry, that’s where he grabbed me.’
Trump has publicly faced allegations from two dozen women.