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Buttigieg questions why evangelical Pence supports 'a president caught with a porn star'

Former Democratic presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegWhat a Biden administration should look like Conservative operatives Wohl, Burkman charged in Ohio over false robocalls LGBTQ voters must show up at the polls, or risk losing progress MORE took aim at Vice President Pence over his willingness to serve alongside President TrumpDonald John TrumpHillary Clinton responds to Chrissy Teigen tweet: 'I love you back' Police called after Florida moms refuse to wear face masks at school board meeting about mask policy Supreme Court rejects Trump effort to shorten North Carolina mail-ballot deadline MORE despite an alleged past affair with Stormy Daniels, an adult-film star.

During a Fox News interview with hosts Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum ahead of Wednesday's vice presidential debate between Pence and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisTrump fights for battleground Arizona Biden to air 90-minute radio programs targeting Black voters The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden's big battleground | Trump and Harris hit the trail in Arizona | Turnout surges among new voters MORE (D-Calif.), Buttigieg was questioned on Harris's stance on "Medicare for All" and responded with a jab at reporters for trying to find "daylight" between the running mates.

"Well, there's a classic parlor game of trying to find a little bit of daylight between running mates," the former South Bend, Ind., mayor said.

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"If people want to play that game, we can look in to why an evangelical Christian like Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceWashington, Oregon, Nevada join California plan to review COVID-19 vaccine CNN host presses Trump spokesman: 'Do you think the pandemic has ended?' Swastika painted on Biden-Harris campaign sign in Iowa MORE wants to be on a ticket with a president caught with a porn star," he added.

The Trump campaign did not immediately return a request for comment. The president has long denied an affair with Daniels, who was photographed with the president around 2006 and has claimed an extramarital relationship with the then-New York businessman.

Trump's former personal attorney Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenMichael Cohen writing second book on Trump administration's Justice Department Bruce Ohr retires from DOJ Trump again asks Supreme Court to shield tax records MORE was sentenced to three years in prison in 2018 after pleading guilty to tax evasion and making an unlawful campaign contribution in the form of a secret payment to Daniels meant to buy her silence prior to the 2016 election.