Pence pool reporters removed from restaurant after Trump tapes released

Pool reporters following GOP vice presidential nominee Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceOn The Money: Democrats wary of emerging bipartisan infrastructure deal, warn of time crunch Pence buys .9M home in Indiana Pence to visit Iowa to headline event for congressman MORE were removed from the restaurant Pence was in when news broke of leaked audio of Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump DOJ demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses, Apple says Putin says he's optimistic about working with Biden ahead of planned meeting Biden meets Queen Elizabeth for first time as president MORE’s sexually explicit comments toward women.

Reporters were waiting for Pence who was eating at a restaurant in Toledo, Ohio, when they were removed, according to NBC News reporter Vaughn Hillyard.

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“Pence was not aware — as far as we know — of this story while inside the restaurant,” Hillyard wrote. 

The Washington Post published a video on Friday that featured audio of Trump making lewd comments about women, including discussing an attempt to have sex with an unnamed married woman. 

“I did try and f--k her. She was married,” Trump says in the published audio.

“I moved on her like a b---h, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married,” Trump says. “Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.”