Mike Pence Criticizes Democrats for Not Naming ISIS at the Democratic National Convention

The vice presidential nominee made the comments to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

ByABC News
July 26, 2016, 10:28 AM

— -- While addressing thousands of Veterans of Foreign Wars members today, Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence criticized Democrats for not naming ISIS at the Democratic National Convention last night.

“It is extraordinary to think that yesterday in Philadelphia 61 speakers came to the podium and not one of the named ISIS by name," Pence told the national veterans' group in Charlotte, North Carolina.

"This man will name our enemies without apology and he will defeat them,” Pence added, pointing to his running mate Donald Trump, who stood behind him at the podium.

The Indiana governor also touted his home state's record when it comes to veterans, saying the Hoosier State has the second lowest unemployment rate for veterans in the nation. He briefly spoke about his son, a Marine, and his father, a combat veteran.

When Trump took the podium at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention, the GOP presidential nominee basically recited his speech from a month ago promising to take care of America’s veterans –- going line by line over his bullet points again.

Trump did attack Democratic rival Hillary Clinton on the usual points. During his remarks, some people in the crowd chanted “lock her up," the same chant that echoed throughout the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week.

"And to think she was here yesterday,” Trump said to laughter. "I guess she didn’t do very well.”

Trump described veterans as the “bravest and the finest people on earth,” later adding that “our debt to you is eternal.” The real estate mogul continued his call to reform the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and slammed Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, for "trying to sweep it under the rug."

"Four more years of the same if she ever got in, but that’s not going to happen," Trump said.

ABC News' Morgan Winsor contributed to this report

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