Gov. Mary Fallin says she’s standing by Donald Trump after lewd comments about women

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OKLAHOMA - Governor Mary Fallin said she’ll vote for Donald Trump, but she’s not a fan of his statements about women.

“In the presidential race, we have two flawed candidates, two candidates who have made mistakes,” Fallin said.

Fallin, who was once a possible pick for vice president, said she was offended by Trump’s comments about women but has also taken issue with comments made by Secretary Hillary Clinton.

“Secretary Clinton’s policies have offended me too, some of the things she has not taken responsibility for, some of the positions that she has,” Fallin said.

Hundreds of republican leaders across the country have pulled their support for Trump, but Fallin said she forgives Trump and emphasized he made the lewd comments 11 years ago.

She also said she’s heard similar comments in her career.

“Absolutely encountered those things. Sometimes, I'm offended by what I see on the internet or I might read in the press. I think, it's a good opportunity for all of America to step back and say what type of society do we want to live in?” Fallin said.

Fallin said she believes Clinton will hurt Oklahoma with more taxes and regulations on the energy sector.

“We have been suffering through an economic downturn with the energy sector,” Fallin said.

In fact, Fallin has proclaimed a day of prayer for the oil and gas industry on Thursday.

“I will tell you we have amended our proclamation. There was some question about whether it was one particular faith or another, so we just amended to say all faiths to come together. I think prayer is always a good thing,” Fallin said.

Fallin said she will not step down from the pro-life coalition and an agriculture panel to which Trump appointed her.

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