WASHINGTON — The Latest on Mike Pence in Campaign 2016 (all times EDT):

11:15 a.m.

Republican running mate Mike Pence says “we’re all troubled in our hearts” about explosions Saturday in New Jersey and New York and a knife attack in Minnesota.

Pence spoke Sunday during a service at the 7,700-seat First Baptist Church of Jacksonville. Pence did not say if he has been briefed on the two explosions or the mall stabbing where eight people were injured before the attacker was shot and killed by police. No one was killed in either of the explosions Saturday.

Pence is giving thanks that no one else died “as a result of these horrific attacks.” Pence says he is praying for those who are recovering from their injuries as well as the first responders and those investigating the incidents. Pence says that whether the incidents were acts of terrorism or inspired by terrorists, “prayer and vigilance is the order of the day.”


10:45 a.m.

Republican vice presidential running mate Mike Pence is dismissing as “absolute nonsense” any suggestion that Donald Trump is suggesting violence against Hillary Clinton.

Trump on Friday told a crowd in Miami that since Clinton is for gun control, her Secret Service detail should disarm and, “let’s see what happens to her.”

Pence said on ABC’s “This Week” that Trump was suggesting Clinton has been protected by gun-toting security guards for decades. Pence said Trump’s point was that “she’d change her attitude about the right to keep and bear arms” if she didn’t have a security detail.

Pence said he’d “bet that’s probably true.”


9:35 a.m.

Donald Trump’s most visible supporters are insisting that “birtherism” is no longer an issue for the Republican presidential nominee.

That’s what vice presidential running mate Mike Pence, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and others are saying on Sunday news shows. They said Trump’s comments Friday acknowledging that President Barack Obama was born in the United States cancels out Trump’s five years of suggesting otherwise. The surrogates also insisted that a confidant of Hillary Clinton’s started peddling the theory that Obama was born in Kenya, that Trump has been a victim of unfair media coverage over the issue and that Americans don’t care about the issue, anyway.

Trump on Friday falsely claimed that Clinton had started the birther discussion.

Pence declared on ABC’s “This Week” that “it’s over.” Host Martha Raddatz replied: “It’s not over.”


9:15 a.m.

Donald Trump’s running mate says if elected he would model his vice presidency after Dick Cheney.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence told ABC’s “This Week” in an interview that aired Sunday that he holds Cheney “in really high regard.” Cheney served two terms as Vice President under George W. Bush and was known for playing an active role in the Bush White House.

Pence is a former 12-year congressman and says he envisions emulating Cheney in working closely with the House and Senate to implement Trump’s agenda.

Pence says he has talked with Trump about what his role would be, but declined to talk more about “our private conversations.”

Pence is campaigning in Florida this weekend and was scheduled to be interviewed about his faith by a minister in Jacksonville at a church service Sunday.