Mike Pence speaks at rally in Kinston
Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a Make America Great Again Rally in Kinston. Since Saturday, four members of Pence's staff have tested positive for coronavirus. Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence have both tested negative.
Greg Murphy, Congressman Dave Rouser, say Republican Chairman Michael oddly along my fellow Americans, from near and far, it is great. Thio, Tar Heel State, even a just nine days way e You're not telling you what you could tell last night in Lumberton, but you could especially tell tonight North Carolina is Trump country. Thank you all for coming out. Thanks so much for coming out and standing in the pouring rain Thio here from this vice president about the choice that we face, the progress that we've made and what we all need to do over the next nine days. You know, it's really great to share the stage today with a couple of people that I deeply admire and accomplished. Doctor, A man who traveled all over the world healing the sick State House. He was a leader in North Carolina in the fight against opioid abuse. Since 2019 he's been one of the greatest allies of the Maga agenda on Capitol Hill. Join me in thanking Congressman Greg Murphy for being outstanding. Also great to be here with a man who grew up on a family farm in 40 on again, it's immersed is one of the strongest conservative voices on Capitol Hill. He's a champion for North Carolina agriculture. Join me in thanking Congressman David. Rivals are we're all standing out here in the rain for one reason and one reason only. And that is the North Carolina and America need four more years of President Donald Trump in a You know, four years ago, almost to the debt here in Kinston Airport, a movement was born. The movement of everyday Americans from every walk of life here in North Carolina. You believe we could be strong again. You believe we could be prosperous again. You said yes, the President, Donald Trump in 2016. And I know North Carolina is going to say yes, toe Four more years, President A. Okay, But first things first, and I could tell your people that know how to get things done and to stick with it. So, after you leave here today, I want you to get up tomorrow morning if you haven't already got it done and vote. North Carolina, home to reelect President Donald Trump to the White House with early voting is already started. I checked on the way here. President has just cast his vote yesterday. Karen and I just voted back in the Hoosier State s so many women in North Carolina. You gotta get it done. Okay, A little bit of help. I could tell you could just go 10 minutes down the road tomorrow. Teachers Memorial School, Gym 500. Marcella Drive here in Kinston. Opened 8 to 7. 30. And remember, friends don't let friends vote alone. Bring a family member, bring your neighbor, bring a friend and both for four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House way. And I I know you know why and sure was in high relief the other night. Thursday night one, you'll see that presidential debate. I'll bring this. That President Trump took to the stage and he took the fight straight to Joe Biden. And President Trump won that debate. Hands down, e think president probably said it best. We think about the choice that we face choice have brought you all out on this on this night of Tempest to stand in the rain and stand firm. President said with Joe Biden, you got 47 years of all talk. No action. You're here tonight because you know what I know Under President Donald Trump, it's been 47 months of all action. Allow results. 47 months of promises made and promises capped. Just think about four years ago we inherited a military that have been hollowing out by devastating budget cuts, an economy that was struggling to break out of the slowest recovery since the Great Depression. Terrorism was on the rise around the world. Our most cherished values were under steady assault from bureaucrats. Washington, D. C. But in three short years, because of the choice North Carolina, we rebuild our military way, revive our economy, way secured our border supported law enforcement stood for life and liberty and the Constitution of the United States. Okay, E O U. Here in North Carolina is such a great tradition of military. It all starts with our national defense. You know, it's amazing to think. OK, well, that Zack, after eight years of Joe Biden being vice president, okay, alright. Budget cuts of our military had literally hollowed out. I'm gonna hang up on our national defense. Did you know when we took office? About a third of the aircraft in the United States Air Force were on the ground being used as spare parts to keep other aircraft in the air. But under President Donald Trump, those days were over. President Trump has signed the largest investment in our national defense since the days of Ronald Reagan, and I'm proud to report to you as your vice president, but also is the proud father of, Ah, Marine Corps aviator and the father in law of a way were finally given our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guard the support they need to defend this nation way. Yeah, it hasn't been just about standing with those who served in the armed forces. It's been about standing with all of you who did, sir. In fact, I expected this crowd state that there's a fair number of men and women that wore the uniform of the United States with us today. Would you mind raised a hand in the air and human? It's a chance to say thank you. Thank you. Uh huh. Thank you for your service. We're truly grateful. You know, when Joe Biden was vice president, America saw years of scandal at the VA that shocked the conscience of our nation. you remember those way literally had veterans who were passing away waiting to receive care at the V a care that they had earned in the uniform of the United States. Another president, Donald Trump. We passed the most sweeping reforms of the VA in 50 years. Way fired nearly 3000 VA employees that weren't given our veterans the care that they deserve. Veteran choices now available for every veteran in America. Okay, when it comes to the economy, those first three years, the results of Justice inspiring after Joe Biden spent eight years trying to tax and spend and regulating bail us back to a growing economy, President Donald Trump created the greatest economy in American history. It's amazing to think in the midst of a global pandemic, Joe Biden actually wants to raise taxes by $4 trillion. He wants to pass a green New deal. It would put $2 trillion in investment burden on our business. Well, President Trump, we cut taxes across the board for Working Families Way rolled back more federal red tape than any administration in American history. We fought for free and fair trade, unleashed American energy, and in our first three years, businesses large and small created seven million good paying jobs, including nearly a quarter of a million jobs right here in the Tarheel State ways. With those first three years, North Carolina saw its lowest unemployment rate since the great recession and its highest home ownership ever. Okay, to know North Carolina and my home state of Indiana are you must have a Hoosier in the room. What? What's up, man? Indiana, North Carolina. A lot of life. In many ways. We do two things. Well, we make things and we grow things, right? Yeah. Joe Biden, Vice President America actually lost 200 0 manufacturing jobs. Like in the last president. Back out on the campaign trail. Now, remember, the last president? He said those manufacturing jobs were never coming back. Remember? He is. All right. Well, what magic long do you have? I'm gonna wait. Just needed President Donald Trump in the way 100,000 manufacturing jobs created in just three years, including 15,000 right here in North Carolina. Way manufacturing is back. I'll do it under President Donald, you know, And as we stand here at Kingston Airport, I know we're surrounded on most days I could have seen it out the window. I just did it. You know, we're surrounded by some of the most beautiful farmland in North Korea. E couldn't be more proud. Serve alongside a president who has always fought for family farmers every single day. Oh, on the Vice President, Joe Biden, we saw taxes raised on farms. We saw regulations stifling American agriculture and compromising private property rights. President Donald Trump. We cut taxes in a way that allowed for immediate expensing of all the equipment that agriculture requires. We actually repealed the estate tax for nearly every family farm in America. Death is no longer a taxable event, and we repealed the waters of the U. S. A. And restored the private property rights of family farmers across America. On this president's been there again and again. So we've seen China retaliating against our farmers. Truth is that this this president provided billions of dollars of support of our family family farmers to see him through, and none of that would have been possible. I promise you, without the strong advocacy and consistent leadership of farmers in North Carolina by Congressman David Rouser on the Agriculture Committee give congressman rouser a round of applause, Will you, please? It's been a champion for family farms. And when it comes to trade so important, North Carolina in America did you know when we came into office, half of our international trade deficit was with communist China. We were losing $500 billion a year in our trading relationship with China. Joe Biden. He's been a cheerleader for China all along the way, he said the rise of China was a positive development. He scoffed at the idea that China was even a competitors of our country. But under President Donald Trump, we put China on notice. Way told them the era of economic surrender is over. We impose tariffs on China's products, and we told them that we're gonna hold them accountable until they open their markets to what we make and what we grow and respect American businesses. And closer to home, our trading relationship with Mexican, Mexico and Canada so important to North Carolina and all across this country. I mean, for years you heard Democrats complained about NAFTA, didn't you? And the truth is, in the 25 years since NAFTA was signed, we literally saw thousands of factories shuttered all across the Heartland, and those jobs were moving south of the border and overseas. And all those years, Joe Biden never lifted a finger to fix NAFTA. But once America elected the author of The Art of the Deal, America got a way better deal. NAFTA is gone, and the United States Mexico Canada agreement is here to stay. And it's a win for North Carolina farmers and manufacturers. E mean experts tell us that we're gonna sell another $2.2 billion in agriculture goods alone to Canada and to Mexico. It's a huge win for agriculture in this state and in this nation. And finally, when it comes to health care, you all remember the disaster of Obama care, don't you? Yeah. Remember all the lies of the last administration when Joe Biden was vice president. E mean, They said, If you like your doctor, you can keep That wasn't true. They said, if you like your health insurance, you can keep it. That wasn't sure. They said health insurance premiums would go down when we came into office. Health insurance premiums had actually doubled in this country, and during the debate last week, Joe Biden said. And I quote, not one single person with private health insurance lost their plan under Obama care. Truth is, six million Americans with individual health care plans saw those plans canceled when Obamacare took effect. It's a fact. And now Joe Biden has a plan to import the worst parts of Bernie Sanders Medicare for all into the heart of obamacare. I mean, to make a bad system worse by importing socialized medicine from Bernie Sanders, Medicare for all and dropping it into obamacare, calling it a public option. I mean, inserting a public option into obamacare would threaten the private health insurance of 180 million Americans. And I'm here tonight to tell you that it would set us on an inevitable path to socialize medicine. Under this president, we repealed the individual mandate of Obamacare. We've lowered the cost of health insurance for small businesses. We've cut the cost of prescription drugs. We pass right to try Medicare Premium Advantage plans failed by 34%. And with President Donald Trump in the White House and Dr Greg Murphy in the Congress, we're gonna lower the cost of health insurance without growing the size of government, and America will never be a socialist country. Men and women in North Carolina. We have a choice to make, and I believe you know what it is. That's why you're coming out tonight. Why I see that determination on your face. It's really a choice between a trump recovery and a Biden depression. True, I mean, a recent nonpartisan study of Joe Biden's economic policies. $4 trillion Tax increase. A $2 trillion green new deal, just for starters says that America would lose five million jobs if Joe Biden put his economic plan into effect and the average family would lose income of $6500 a year. So you gotta ask your neighbors and your friends and your family members question. I know you all have already answered in every day. For the next nine days, I'd love you to walk up to him and say, I'm standing out in the rain. Mike got off this plane. He was standing in the rain to, and he wanted me to ask you who do you really think this is what you got to say to him? Who do you really think is gonna bring this economy all the way back. I mean, a career politician who spent 47 years in Washington, D. C. And wants to raise taxes, grow government dropped an avalanche of regulation and economic surrender on the American people, or a proven job creator who's going to keep cutting taxes, rolling back regulation and fighting for American jobs and American workers for our future, for our comeback for American jobs, we need forem or years of President Donald Trump in the White House. Yeah, I'm telling you, that's the choice. That really is a choice, and that's where it starts. But that's not even where it ends. You know it is about security. It's about our prosperity and jobs. But it's also about the safety of our families. Safety on our streets. I'm here to tell you, President Donald Trump has stood every day for the men and women who served on the thin blue line of law enforcement, and we always will. You know the president. I know what you all know. Men and women who put on the uniform of law enforcement around this state around this country of some of the best people in the world on. They deserve the respect of every American every single day. Would you all mind showing the police officers who is with us here today just how much we appreciate what they and their families do to protect and serve? We back the blue No thanks, everybody. You know, President Trump and I will always support the right of Americans to peaceful protest that's enshrined in our Constitution. But rioting and looting is not peaceful. Protest burning businesses is not free speech now. For months, all Joe Biden talked about was peaceful protesters. Remember, as Americans literally watched businesses in communities around this country burned to the ground. I was in Minneapolis not long ago with a wonderful African American business owner named Flora Westbrook. Flora told me about the night a few nights after the killing of George Floyd that she watched the violent protesters come closer and closer to that little salon that she'd built 35 years ago until the night came. But they literally burned her to the ground. You know, the truth is, Joe Biden would double down on the very policies that have led to violence in America streets. I mean when you start to withdraw support for those who protect and serve our families, you only embolden those who would do violence to our families and our communities. Now, Joe Biden explains it all by saying, in his words, that America is quote systemically racist. Sorry. And he and Camilla Harris say they believe that police have a quote, implicit bias against minorities. When Joe Biden was asked of each support cutting funding for law enforcement, he replied, Yes, absolutely. But under President Donald Trump, I'll make you promise We're not going to defund the police. Not now, not ever. I mean, we all know standing here tonight, we don't have to choose between supporting the courageous men and women of law enforcement and supporting our African American neighbors and families and friends and other minorities and families in our cities. I mean, we've done both for the last four years, and we're gonna keep supporting law enforcement and keep expanding jobs, educational opportunities and safety for African Americans and all the families in our cities. For four more years, we're gonna have law and order in every city in this nation, for every American, of every race and creed and color, so help us, God. You. So it's about law and order. Yeah, it's about standing strong for the rule of law. So we stand here tonight. I'm proud to report President Trump has already appointed more than 200 conservative judges to our courts at every level. And they're all men and women of integrity who will uphold all the God given liberties enshrined in our Constitution, like the freedom of speech, the freedom of religion and the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Oh, now, last last month, we rightly paused as a nation to honor the life and service of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But when the memorials were over, President Trump fulfilled his constitutional duty when he nominated a brilliant, principled conservative woman who loves the Constitution to the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Then she great. Yeah, right. And President Trump and I called on Democrats this time to give Judge Bear to respectful hearing. But we had reason to be concerned. You all remember when she was being confirmed to the Court of Appeals a couple years ago, Democrats in Washington actually criticized Judge Barrett for her Catholic faith. The leading Democrat on the Judiciary Committee actually said that Judge Barrett's faith was a concern because, she said, and I quote, the dogma lives loudly within you on Hollywood elites have been criticizing Judge Barrett for her faith and convictions ever since. Well, I got news for the Democrats and their friends in Hollywood that Dogma lives loudly in May that dogma lives loudly in you and the right to live and work and worship according to our faith lives loudly in the Constitution of the United States of America. So the Senate's gonna cast a vote about this time tomorrow night and after they discharged their duty to advise and consent. I'll make your prediction. Judge Amy Coney. Barrett will be Justice Amy Coney Barrett. We're gonna fill that seat. Yeah, on Let me say all the progress we've made soon to be three Supreme Court justices, 230 federal judges would not be possible without the strong and consistent support of both of North Carolina's senators in Washington. D C, yeah, yeah, So North Carolina, right after you get done voting to re elect President Donald Trump for four more years. We need you to reelect Senator Thom Tillis for six more years in the United States Senate. That's part or here or here or here, that's men and women. It's about having a president will stand by the Constitution and having a majority in the Senate that'll stand by that president. This is really about our liberties here in North Carolina, where faith is so important. It's such a rich tradition, you all deserve to know. When Joe Biden was vice president, we saw a steady assault on religious freedom of Americans. I mean, they even hauled a group of nuns into federal court to force them to compromise their faith. To live under the mandates of Obamacare President Donald Trump, we restored the conscience rights to doctors, nurses, teachers and religious charities and President Trump, ending the assault on the little sisters of the poor and the Supreme Court made it permanent. Under President Donald Trump, we will always stand for the freedom of religion, of every American, of every faith. Finally, beyond our liberties. I have to tell all of you standing here tonight. I couldn't be more proud to be vice president to a president who stands without apology for the sanctity of human life, where Joe Biden and Kamala Harris support taxpayer funding of abortion all the way up to the moment of birth. President Donald Trump is the most pro life president in American history, and we're going to stand for the right to life for four more years. Oh, yes. Oh, so it's amazing what we've accomplished in those first three years. We rebuild our military, revived our economy. We stood for law and order liberties in life. And let me say none of that would have been possible without the strong and consistent support of North Carolina's Republican delegation to Congress. So just like I said about the Senate, right after you vote to reelect President Donald Trump, we need to send Congressman Greg Murphy and Congressman David Rouser to a new Republican majority in the House of Representatives and retire Nancy Pelosi once and for all, the way we got to do it. I mean, when you look at what we were able to accomplish in those few years that we had a Republican House and a Republican senator, it's truly remarkable. I mean, in three short years, we made America great again. It's true, do it and then 2020 happened and the coronavirus struck from China. But I could tell you, before the first documented case of community spread anywhere in America, President Trump's leadership shone forth. Our president did what no American president has ever done. He suspended all travel from China, the second largest economy in the world. President Trump put the health of America first. Now Joe Biden said that that was quote xenophobic. He's actually said it was hysterical. He wrote a few days earlier that to close off travel from anywhere in a global pandemic would quote make things worse? But I can tell you, as the head of the White House coronavirus task force, President Trump's decision to suspend all travel from China saved untold American lives and bought us invaluable time to stand up the greatest national mobilization since World War two. It's true, we re invented testing. We saw it in the manufacturing distribution of literally billions of medical supplies to our incredible doctors and nurses and health care providers. We develop new medicines and therapeutics, and we are just a short time away from having the first safe and effective coronavirus vaccines and tens of millions of doses for the American people. Thank you, but I want to promise you until that day comes that we have that vaccine we're gonna we're gonna keep making sure our incredible doctors and nurses have all the support that they need to give anyone in this country struggling with the coronavirus, the level of care that we'd want a family member tohave. We're gonna keep protecting the vulnerable. We're gonna keep saving lives, developing lifesaving medicines. And under President Donald Trump, we're going to keep opening up America again. You know, while Joe Biden is talking about shutting down our economy, it's amazing to think on the strong foundation that President Trump poured in those first three years. And with the unprecedented support for families and businesses that these congressmen made available direct payments to families paychecks, support for businesses. In the last five months alone, having lost 22 million jobs at the height of this pandemic, we've already seen 11.5 million Americans go back to work, including 320,000 people right here in the Tar Heel State. All right, we are opening up America again. and we are opening up America's schools. I don't know. So men and women, we've gone through a time of testing. But looking out at this hearty bunch tonight, I know you realize that we're coming to a time for choosing The choice in this election has never been clearer. Stakes have never been higher. I mean, when you look at their agenda of higher taxes, open borders, socialized medicine, a green New Deal defund in the police, abortion on demand, it's clear. Yeah, Joe Biden would be nothing more than a Trojan horse for the radical left. Now Joe Biden says that democracy is on the ballot. Well, I think our economic recovery is on the ballot. E think law and order are on the ballot. But I want to say from my heart tonight I truly believe that there are things much more foundational to our country that are on the ballot as well. You know, in this election, I think it's not going to be so much whether America ends up mawr, Republican or more Democrats, more conservative, arm or liberal, more red or more blue. I think the choice in this election is whether America remains America. It's whether we're going to chart a course for our Children and grandchildren built on our highest ideals of freedom, individual responsibility, free enterprise, faith and family. Or whether we're gonna let Joe Biden and the radical left take our nation on a path of less freedom. MAWR, government, socialism, an American decline. So let me stay for nothing less than our freedom for nothing less than all the ideals that have always made this nation great and exceptional. North Carolina. We need to decide right here and right now that Joe Biden will never be president of the United States. We're going to re elect President Donald Trump for four more years. You know, I was told on the plane here that it was almost four years ago to the day that a candidate named Donald Trump was standing right here at Kinston Airport. Maybe many of you were there that night, and he made promises to the people of North Carolina, and I'm here to tell you, having been at his side every step of the way these last four years against overwhelming opposition from the Democrats in Washington against unrelenting attacks by their allies in the national media. There's never been a day gone by from that day to this. The president, Donald Trump, hasn't gotten up and fought to keep the promises that he made to the people of North Carolina. Now it's our turn to fight for him. It's on North Carolina, so we need you to reach out every day for the next nine days, reach out to family and friends. Tell them all that we've accomplished. Tell them about the choice we talked about tonight. Tell them about the stakes in this election and tell them all that we can do with four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House. I mean, four more years means more jobs. Four more years means more judges. Four more years means more support for our troops, and it's going to take it least four more years to drain that swamp. So this is in North Carolina about nine days to go, and we need you to stay in the fight for a stronger and safer America. Stay in the fight for a great American comeback, stay in the fight for faith and family, for our Children born and unborn, stay in the fight and for our freedom. You know, we need you toe fight for four mawr years of President Donald Trump in the White House, right? You stay in the fight, and I promise you will stay there every step of the way with you. Yeah. And in these uncertain times where the opposition says that we're headed into dark days, I'd encourage you to have faith, have faith in America and in the boundless capacity of the American people, overcome any challenge. Yeah, and have faith that he who has ever guided this great nation, as the old book says, knows the plans he has for us plans to prosper us, not to harm us. Plans to give us hope and the future. And with faith in the American people and faith in God's grace way No. The best days for America are yet to come. Yeah, so thank you for coming out tonight. Thank you for staying out in the rain. I leave here today with renewed confidence, seeing the resilience and the enthusiasm. I can't wait. I'm gonna can't wait to call him from the plane and say I was out there in the pouring rain in north Carolina way had hundreds of people out that support you, Mr President, and nobody left. So thank you. I leave here today with renewed confidence that if all of us do all that we need to do between now and the close of polls, we're gonna have a great victory all across North Carolina and all across America. We're gonna make North Carolina in America is stronger than ever before. We're gonna make North Carolina in America more prosperous than ever before. We're gonna make North Carolina and America more united than ever before. And with Senator Thom Tillis in a renewed Republican majority in the Senate with Congressman Greg Murphy and David Rouser in a new Republican majority in the House with President Donald Trump back in the White House and with God's grace Oh, we will make America great again. Again. Thank you very much. Thanks for coming out tonight. God bless you. God bless America. Now let's go get it done. North Carolina, I'm Sun coming up over New York City. The stoop must driver in a traffic can staring faces here dreams their fame and fortune. Mhm one kid pills. 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