At an event held in New York City, Donald Trump formally announced Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate on Saturday.
Trump started by stating the GOP will have an incredible convention in Cleveland. He went on to say he and Pence will get things solved. “My partner and I will fix a rigged system, and will make America great and safe again,” said Trump.
Trump addressed the terror attack in Nice by stating, “We are witnessing terror more and more and it’s never going to stop. We need new thinking, new leadership, new strength, and law and order.”
He then addressed the coup in Turkey by stating he wished all sides well. Trump said, “The Middle East today is more unstable than ever before.” He blamed Clinton for leading Obama down a horrible path in the Middle East. Trump said Obama didn’t know what he was doing and that he relied on Clinton’s judgement.
Trump classified the Iran nuclear deal as a nightmare, and said everything Clinton and Obama have done results in a death-defying problem.
Trump slammed Clinton by calling her corrupt. “She is bought and paid for by Wall St and special interests. She is crooked Hillary,” said Trump. He added, “While she got away with murder, which is her biggest accomplishment… and how about the loss of 33,000 emails? She didn’t give them to the FBI and Attorney General, and that’s OK? These are crimes, and how did she get away with it? She will finally pay the price when Election Day rolls around.” He mentioned how Clinton has made $21 million in special interest speeches over a short period of time.
“What a difference between Hillary Crooked Clinton and Mike Pence. Pence will never be afraid of saying “Radical Islam,” Trump declared. “Hillary is a weak person. We are the law and order candidates.” He concluded his bash on Clinton by saying her foreign policy has created ISIS.
Trump said of Pence, “I found a leader to help all Americans. Mike Pence is my first choice, and I admire his work in Indiana. He fights for people, and he is a solid person. He is an incredible guy, incredible family, and he looks good.”
“One of the big reasons why I picked Mike is because of party unity,” said Trump. But he never finished he thought. Instead he went on to reflect upon his primary victories. “I won in a landslide. I ran against 17-people, we got almost 14 million votes, more than any person in the Republican party during the primaries running for president. That means our message is unbelievable.,” declared Trump.
He listed Pence’s accomplishments as governor of Indiana. According to Trump:
1) Indiana’s labor force has increased by 186,000 jobs,
2) Pence has lowered the unemployment rate from 8% to 5%.
3) He said Pence balanced the budget, produced a surplus, and IN bonds are rated AAA.
4) Indiana is rated #1 for business in the mid-west.
5) IN second lowest unemployment rate in U.S. for veterans.
6) Indianapolis is rated second for young college graduates.
7) Pence made the largest k-12 investment in IN history.
8) IN initiated one of largest school choice programs in America.
9) Pence led the largest income tax cut in IN history.
10) CNBC ranked IN first in the nation for infrastructure.
“As a builder, I know how to build a wall and infrastructure — has anyone in America ever known more about building than me?” asked Trump. “When I see what happened to IN under Mike’s work, that to me was probably the single most important part for picking him. The turnaround and strength of IN is incredible. I learned about what Pence did for Indiana when I campaigned there and won in a landslide. I learned that Pence endorsed someone else under pressure by establishment, he gave me the single greatest non-endorsement in my life.”
Pence was announced by Trump and his first words provided thanks to Trump for sacrificing so much to make America great again. He spoke for ten-minutes outlining his own accomplishments, but for the most part praised Trump and how he is the perfect leader for America.
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