Mike Pence is Officially Introduced as Trump's VP Pick

The Indiana governor gives his first remarks as running mate of the presumptive GOP nominee for president.
12:29 | 07/16/16

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Transcript for Mike Pence is Officially Introduced as Trump's VP Pick
With that I would like to introduce a man who I truly. Believe will be outstanding in every way and will be the next vice president. Of the United States. Government. Thank you everybody. On behalf of my family here and looking on. Would you join me in thanking Donald Trump in the Lonnie and his entire family for the sacrifices. That they are making to make. America gray. Again. And I thank Donald Trump. For the confidence you've placed in us. And I accept your invitation to run. And served as vice president of the United States of America. Now I come to this moment deeply humbled them with a grateful heart. Grateful to god for his amazing grace. Grateful to my wonderful wife care. An. This fighter. This patriotic American who is set aside a legendary career in business to build a stronger America Donald. And levees. Having had the privilege to spend time with this man and his family out of the limelight. I know what all of America will soon know even better. These are good people. Donald Trump is a good man and he will make a great. President of the United States of America. Donald Trump understands the frustrations and the hopes. Of the American people like no leader since Ronald. The American people are tires. Were tired of being told. We're tired of being told that this is as good as the kids. We're tired of having politicians in both parties in Washington DC. Telus will get to those problems tomorrow. In his Ronald Reagan said. We're tired of being told. That a little intellectual elite in a far distant capital can plan our lives better for us than we can plan them for ourselves Donald Trump. Get sick and he understands the American people. I truly am deeply humbled to be at his side today. And when I got this call last Wednesday. I could only think of that ancient question. Who MI oh lord. And who is my family. That you're brought us this far. So let me try and answer that question for achievements. The people who know me well know I'm pretty basic. And I'm a Christian conservative and a Republican. In that order. And while I'm currently. I currently have the privilege of serving the state that I love a really. Really just a small town boy. Grew up in southern India. With a big family in a cornfield backyard. Like Donald Trump my grandfather immigrated to this country. And in many ways I grew up with a front row seat the mayor Kendry. I watched my mom and dad build everything that matters the family business. And a good name. Hero some ideas were John F. Kennedy and the reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I actually started in politics in the other party. When I came of age and I was inspired. By the ideals and the eloquence of our fortieth president and I became a Republican. Most important thing in my life is it 31 years ago I'm married. The girl of my dreams Karen pants who will make a great second lady of the United States of America. And while this office is. An extraordinary office to its to aspire the highest role I will ever play is. DN AD. And I'm a proud father. Of a college student. A graduate turned writer. And a United States marine. Okay. My career I ran for congress before the Republican revolution led by Newt Gingrich in 1994. Wasn't successful. By the time I got elected to Washington DC sometimes I felt like I was elected after it was over. From almost my first and congress I found myself battling the big spenders in both political parties. Whether opposing No Child Left Behind the prescription entitlement. But Wall Street bail my bail out I've fought every single day for taxpayers and fiscal responsibility. When I was a member of the congress of the United States. After the Republicans lost the congress in 2006. I was actually unanimously elected to serve in leadership. And we fought back. Against the Nancy Pelosi congress we opposed obamacare we oppose their tax increases we oppose their cap and trade and I was part of the team that won the congress back. From Democrat control in 2010. And all that happened before I went back home again. To India. But I want to say I answer this call for two reasons. First. Because I know from firsthand experience that strong Republican leadership. Can bring about real change. Just like we've seen in the Hoosier state. And secondly. Because Hillary Clinton must never become president of the United States of America. On the first fun I know what I'm talking about. You know in Indiana we prove every day and build a growing economy. On balance budgets. Low taxes. Even while making record investments in education roads and health care. Let's say Indians a state that works. And it death. India works because Republican principles work every time you put into practice. Today we have a two billion dollar surplus in the highest credit rating in the nation. And since I became governor. Hoosier businesses large and small have created nearly a 150000. Net new jobs and we have more hoosiers gone to work than ever before in the 200 year history of the great state of Indiana. That's what Republican leadership gets you. And let me say from our. That's what the no nonsense leadership of Donald. DC. Elections are about choices. Elections are about choices and I also join this ticket because the choice. Could not be more clear. The stakes could not be higher. Americans can choose a leader who will fight to make America safe and prosperous again and bring real change. Or we can elect someone who literally personifies. The failed establishment in Washington DC. Seven and a half years of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's policies have weakened America's place in the world and stifled. Our nation's economy. Terrorist attacks at home and abroad. Grim and heart breaking scenes from France just a few short days ago. The attempted coup in Turkey all attest. To a world. Spinning apart. History teaches us that weakness arouses evil. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama's foreign policy of leading from behind. Moving red lines feigning resets with a resurgent Russia and the rise of prices is a testament to this truth of history and we must bring a change to America's stand in the world. We cannot have four more years apologizing to our enemies and abandoning our friends. America needs to be strong for the world to be safe. On the world stage Donald Trump will lead from strength he will rebuild the arsenal of democracy. Stand whip. Our end our allies and hunt down and destroy the enemies of our freedom. And at home. And at home the choice is just as clear. Or Donald Trump wants to cut taxes Hillary Clinton plans to raise taxes on working families small businesses and family far. Where Donald Trump is committed to repeal obamacare lock stock and barrel. Hillary Clinton. Looks at Obama care is a good start. And wants to take Bernie Sanders path down to single Payer social movements. Donald Trump supports all of the above strategy in we'll end the war on coal Hillary Clinton. Actually promised an energy plan that would close American coal mines and put coal miners Al Gore. We're Donald Trump wants to build a wall. And temporarily suspend immigration from countries compromised by terrorism. Hillary Clinton plans to ignore the Supreme Court reimpose executive amnesty and would increase. Increase our refugee program by more than 500%. And we're Donald Trump. Will appoint justices like the late Antonin Scalia who uphold our constitution. Hillary Clinton will appoint Supreme Court justices who will legislate from the bench abandon the sanctity of life and re right. Our Second Amendment. To every American who shares our convictions ice age he. Join us. For the sake of our security. For the sake of our prosperity. For the sake of a Supreme Court that will never turn its back on our god given liberties. Let's come together. As a party and the people. And the movement. To make America great again. And that day begins when Donald Trump becomes the 45. President of the United States of America. Thank you for Dioner. Thank you for your support. And god bless the United States of America.

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