Vice President Mike Pence addressed the Detroit Economic Club Monday at the Motor City Casino, just a few weeks after the Democratic presidential hopefuls descended on Detroit for their second televised debate.
Pence stood strongly behind President Trump and his policies, touching on the ongoing trade war with China as well as the upcoming election. He reminded the crowd of what Trump’s administration has accomplished since 2016, calling it “extraordinary progress.” But his biggest message was clear: if you like how the economy is going, you should vote for Trump.
“As I stand before you today, I’m also mindful of the fact that America has a choice to make in the next year and a half,” Pence said. “A choice of whether we’re going to stay on the path that’s created unprecedented prosperity or whether we’re going to take the hard left turn that you heard leading Democrats offer on a debate stage right here in Detroit two weeks ago.”
Pence’s remark follows Trump’s own comments he made last week at a New Hampshire rallyOpens a New Window., where he said, “The bottom line is – you have no choice but to vote for me.”
Pence went on to joke about how the Democratic candidates running for president are so far left “I thought that debate stage was going to flip over.”
“If you add up every budget-busting proposal they offered, for MedicareOpens a New Window.-for-all and the Green New Deal, it would cost every household in America over $900,000 over the next 10 years,” Pence said.