Oct 21, 2020
Mike Pence Campaign Speech Portsmouth, NH Transcript October 21
Mike Pence held a campaign event in Portsmouth, NH on October 21. Read the transcript of his speech remarks here.
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Vice President Mike Pence: (01:50)
Well, hello, New Hampshire. You all are a sight for sore eyes. Thank you for coming out today. To Republican Chairman, Steve Stepanek, Trump Campaign Co-Chair Lou Gargiulo, to all of my fellow Americans, from near and far, it is great to be back in the live free or die state just 13 days away from a great victory for freedom all across New Hampshire and all across America. It really is great to be with you all.
Speaker 1: (02:32)
Four more years! Four more years! Four more years!
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:37)
There we go.
Speaker 1: (02:38)
Four more years! Four more years! Four more years!
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:44)
I’ll tell you it’s great to see so many diehard friends on a soggy day. Thank you all for coming out. Great to be here and share the stage with some people I greatly admire, like an Eagle Scout, credible public servant, and the next Congressman from New Hampshire’s First Congressional District. Let’s hear it for Matt Mowers, everybody. We’re going to get it done. It’s also great to be here today with a really incredible American, a West Point graduate, Army Ranger, a successful businessman who loves the state of New Hampshire, and he’s going to be the next great Senator for the state of New Hampshire. Join me in thanking Corky Messner, everybody. What a great guy. It really is good to be here with so many friends of mine.
Vice President Mike Pence: (03:39)
And speaking of friends of mine, I started my morning bright and early today talking to another friend of mine, a man who loves The Granite State and who has spent the last four years keeping every promise he made in this first in the nation primary state. I bring greetings from the 45th President of the United States of America, President Donald Trump. But I’ve got to tell you, Matt and Corky and I and all of you are here for one reason and one reason only, and that is that New Hampshire and America need four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House. And the road to victory goes right through New Hampshire. It’s on, everybody. It really is great to be here. It really all began here in New Hampshire. Not only are you the first in the nation primary, but you were the first primary that said yes to President Donald Trump.
Vice President Mike Pence: (04:51)
In New Hampshire, you knew we could be strong again. You knew we could be prosperous again. You knew America could be standing tall at home and abroad again. You said yes in that first in the nation primary to President Donald Trump in 2016, and I know New Hampshire is going to say yes to President Donald Trump in 2020. The President is headed off to North Carolina today, but tomorrow night, he’s going to take the stage in the final presidential debate with Joe Biden in Nashville, Tennessee. And I can’t wait. We had a little debate of our own over in Salt Lake City a couple of weeks back. Thank you. Some people think we did all right. Thank you. But I’ve got to tell you, it was a great privilege for me to be on that stage, talking about all that we accomplished with this President in the White House over the last four years.
Vice President Mike Pence: (05:59)
I mean, think about where we started. Four years ago, we inherited a military that was hollowed out by devastating budget cuts. Our economy was recovering from the slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression. Terrorism was on the rise around the world, and we’d witnessed a steady assault on our most cherished values. But in three short years, we rebuilt our military, we revived the American economy, we secured our border, supported law enforcement, stood for life, liberty, and the Constitution of the United States of America.
Speaker 1: (06:37)
U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!
Vice President Mike Pence: (06:45)
It’s been America first.
Speaker 1: (06:47)
Vice President Mike Pence: (06:52)
And America first all starts with the national defense. When we took office, we’d seen years of reckless budget cuts to our national defense when Joe Biden was Vice President of the United States. But President Donald Trump. He actually signed the largest investment in our national defense since the days of Ronald Reagan. And I have to tell you, not just as your Vice President, but as the proud father of a United States Marine and the father-in-law of a United States Navy pilot, I couldn’t be more proud to serve alongside a President who has fought every day to give our men and women of our armed forces the resources and the support that they need to defend this nation. We’re doing it. We rebuilt our military. We haven’t just stood with those who wear the uniform, we’ve stood with those who’ve worn the uniform of the United States. Are there veterans in the audience today? Could you put your hand or your hat in the air? Just give us a chance to say thank you one more time. Thank you for your service. Thank you for your service. It’s amazing to think when we took office we’d gone through years of scandals at the VA. You all remember here in New Hampshire. When Joe Biden was Vice President, we literally had veterans who were perishing waiting to receive treatment at VA hospitals. But when President Donald Trump walked into the Oval Office, everything changed. We passed the most sweeping reforms of the VA in 50 years. We fired thousands of VA employees that we’re not giving our veterans the care that they earned in the uniform of the United States, and Veteran’s Choice choices now available for every veteran in America. So we’ve stood strong with those who serve and we’ve stood strong with those who did serve, and all along the way President Donald Trump revived our economy with the time honored principles of freedom, free markets, and free enterprise, and after the slowest recovery since the Great Depression, we created the greatest economy in American history. It’s amazing to think when Joe Biden was Vice President they tried to tax and spend and bail and regulate their way back to a growing economy. You remember those days. I mean, the American economy recovered in spite of the policies of the Obama-Biden administration. And now, in the midst of a global pandemic, Joe Biden wants to raise taxes by $4 trillion just at a time that America’s coming back. President Trump, well, we cut taxes across the board for working families and businesses, large and small. We rolled back more federal red tape than any administration in history.
Vice President Mike Pence: (10:14)
We fought for free and fair trade that put America first. We unleashed American energy, and in just three short years, seven million jobs were created by businesses, large and small, including 19,000 jobs right here in The Granite State. I mean, I’m proud to report to you, under President Trump’s policies and leadership, average hourly earnings grew faster in our first three years than in all eight years when Joe Biden was Vice President, and wages rose most rapidly for hard-working, blue collar Americans. The forgotten men and women of America were forgotten no more. And on healthcare, you all remember the disaster of Obamacare. Remember the big three promises. They said, “If you like your doctor, you can keep them.” That wasn’t true. They said, “If you like your health insurance, you can keep it.” That wasn’t true. They said, “Health insurance premiums would go down.” When we took office health insurance premiums had actually doubled in the wake of Obamacare, and now Joe Biden wants to double down on the failed policies of Obamacare. He and Kamala Harris actually support adding a public option to Obamacare straight out of Bernie Sanders’ agenda. It’ll set us on an inevitable path to socialized medicine. But under President Donald Trump, we’re going to keep lowering the cost of health insurance without growing the size of government. We’ve lowered the cost of prescription drugs. We passed Right To Try. We’re going to have the best healthcare in the world, and we will never be a socialist country.
Speaker 1: (12:17)
U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!
Vice President Mike Pence: (12:33)
So it’s been about jobs, it’s been about prosperity, rolling back red tape, giving the American people a healthcare system built on the principles of free enterprise. And when it comes to economic policy, our international trade here in New Hampshire and all across America is vitally important. The truth is, when we took office, half of our international trade deficit was with communist China. Joe Biden’s been a cheerleader for communist China all along the way, and closer to home, in the decades that followed the passage of NAFTA, remember, Democrats always used to like to talk about everything that was wrong with NAFTA, but Joe Biden never lifted a finger to reform NAFTA as literally thousands of factories closed across the country and those jobs were shipped south of the border and overseas.
Vice President Mike Pence: (13:24)
It’s amazing to think after all those empty promises and all those failed policies, President Trump stepped into the Oval Office. We put China on notice. We said, “The era of economic surrender is over.” We imposed tariffs on China and we’ll keep standing strong on China until they open their markets to American goods and protect the private property rights of American enterprise. And on NAFTA, the guy that wrote the Art of the Deal got America a great deal. NAFTA is gone. The USMCA is …
Vice President Mike Pence: (14:03)
…deal. NAFTA is gone. The U S MCA is now the law of the land. And energy is a critical part. It’s a critical part of family budgets and business budgets, and a growing economy. You all in New Hampshire deserve to know, Joe Biden and the radical left, want a crush American energy under a $2 trillion version of the Green New Deal. It would literally raise the cost of electricity for every household and every business in New Hampshire. I mean, it’s incredible when you think about. I mean, president Trump actually had to remind Joe Biden in that last presidential debate that he supported the Green New Deal. But I got to tell you, there ain’t much difference between AOC’s Green New Deal and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ Green New Deal. And that’s just how USA Today identified. I mean, the truth is, Joe Biden’s talking about mandates out of Washington, D C that would stifle American jobs and economies. He said he wants to abolish fossil fuels in this country.
Vice President Mike Pence: (15:11)
Under president Donald Trump, we’ve unleashed American energy. And under the policies of this president, we’ve developed the vast natural resources of this nation and we’re now a net exporter of energy for the first time in 70 years. Now, when Joe Biden was vice president you all might remember America actually lost 200,000 manufacturing jobs. And you remember the last president that summertime in 2016? I heard he’s in Philadelphia today, but he probably won’t bring this up. So, I will. The last president actually said that those manufacturing jobs in America were never coming back. 200,000 were gone for good, right? I mean, I’m from out in the Heartland and these people like calling our neck of the woods, the rust belt, and there was a lot of rust on the belt when they were in charge. Right? I mean, remember Barack Obama said, “What magic wand do you have?” Well, we didn’t need a magic wand. We just needed president Donald Trump in the White House. 500,000 manufacturing jobs created in just three years, including 3000 right here, in New Hampshire.
Vice President Mike Pence: (16:45)
I mean, it’s just incredible when you think about the progress that we made. This president’s been a champion all along the way of American jobs and American workers. And as I stand before you today, men and women, we have a choice to make. I mean, truthfully, in this election come November 3rd, it’s going to be a choice between a Trump recovery and a Biden depression. I mean, just yesterday, a nonpartisan study came out that said, “Under Joe Biden’s economic policies, America would lose 5 million jobs. And the average household income in America, in the coming years, would drop by $6,500 a year.” I mean, it’s no real surprise when you’re going to raise taxes by $4 trillion, where you’re going to drop a $2 trillion version of the Green New Deal on top of the American economy, when you’re talking about driving out and abolishing American energy and going back to economic surrenders, it’s no surprise.
Vice President Mike Pence: (17:45)
I mean, every day between now and election day, you got to ask yourself, your neighbors and your friends, at worship and at work, I mean, “Who do you really think who’s going to bring this economy all the way back? Is it a proven job creator that put timeless free market principles into practice and saw 7 million jobs created or a career politician who spent 47 years in Washington, raising taxes, stifling our economy under an avalanche of regulation and economic surrender?” So, men and women of New Hampshire, for our families, for our jobs, for our economic freedom and the American comeback, we need four more years of president Donald Trump in the White House.
Speaker 2: (18:30)
Four more years.
Vice President Mike Pence: (18:42)
So, it’s been about a security, it’s been about prosperity. We fought for American energy and American workers, and every step of the way president Donald Trump has stood for the rule of law. I’m proud to report to you, that as I stand here today, this president’s appointed more than 200 conservatives to our federal courts at every level. And they’re all men and women who will uphold the God given liberties enshrined in our constitution, like the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, and the second amendment right to keep and bear arms. And I’ll tell you what, we’ll always defend the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press. But at a time when Big Tech is actually trying to sensor what Americans read or see or say, we’re going to take a stand.
Vice President Mike Pence: (19:42)
You all might’ve seen yesterday the Justice Department launched an antitrust lawsuit against Google. While Big Tech is trying to protect Joe Biden, president Donald Trump and I will always fight to protect your freedom of speech. We’re not going to let Big Tech block the truth, not now, not ever. When you think of the rule of law, we think of last month, we paused as a nation, the rightly honor the life and service of the late justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But when the memorials were over, president Trump fulfilled his constitutional duty and he nominated a remarkable, brilliant, principled conservative woman who loves the constitution to the Supreme Court of the United States, he nominated judge Amy Coney Barrett. Isn’t she great?
Vice President Mike Pence: (21:02)
Now, the president and I are calling on Democrats to give Judge Barrett a respectful and dignified confirmation. But we have reason to be concerned. I mean, you all remember a couple of years ago, during her last confirmation to the Court of Appeals, the leading Democrat on the Judiciary Committee actually criticized Judge Barrett’s Catholic faith. She said it was a concern saying, and I quote, “The dogma lives loudly within you.” And Hollywood elites have already begun to criticize Judge Barrett’s faith. Well, I got news for the Democrats and their friends in Hollywood, that dogma lives loudly in me. That dogma lives loudly in you. And the freedom to live, to work, to worship according to the dictates of our faith, lives loudly in the constitution of the United States of America.
Speaker 2: (22:04)
Vice President Mike Pence: (22:04)
That’s who we are. It’s our freedom. So, the Senates got a job to do, and after they discharge their duty, this week and early next, to advise and consent, I’ll make your prediction. Judge Amy Coney Barrett is going to be Justice Amy Coney Barrett. We’re going to fill that seat on the Supreme Court of the United States.
Speaker 2: (22:56)
Fill that seat.
Vice President Mike Pence: (22:56)
While we’re talking about Supreme Court, people here in this freedom loving state deserve to know. After 150 years, with nine justices on the Supreme Court of the United States, leading Democrats in Washington are actually talking about packing the court, adding seats to the court so they can appoint liberal activist judges to drive their agenda from the judicial branch. I mean, last Thursday night, Joe Biden said in his town hall that he’s, “Open to considering packing the court.” Kamala Harris said in the primary, she was, “Absolutely open.” And when I asked her during the vice presidential debate, what the answer was, she refused to give me a straight answer. Now, Joe Biden is telling the American people that he’ll tell us what he’s going to do after Judge Barrett is confirmed next week, even though millions of Americans are voting right now. I mean, come on, man.
Vice President Mike Pence: (24:07)
The American people deserve a straight answer. When you’re running for the highest office in the land, you got to tell America whether you respect the highest court in the land. Am I right? I mean, come on. I was born in the morning, but not yesterday morning. And we all know the answer. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris aren’t answering the question because we already know the answer. Joe Biden, Democratic party and the radical left are going to pack the court with liberal activist judges if they win this election. But we’re not going to let it happen. We’re going to reelect the Republican majority in the Senate, and we’re going to reelect president Donald Trump for four more years. The stakes are just that high. Men and women, packing the court like these Democrats are planning to do, that’d be the greatest power grab in American history. We got to talk to our neighbors and friends about it and about the stakes. I mean, it’s just one more reason why right after you reelect president Donald Trump, you got to send Corky Messner to the United State Senate. Corky Messner will stand for the constitution, the rule of law in independent judiciary. So, we’ve stood for the rule of law and every single day as I’ve served alongside this president, I’ve seen it. President Donald Trump has stood with the men and women who serve on the thin blue line of law enforcement and we always will. The president and I know what you know, and that is the men and women to put on the uniform of law enforcement are the best people in this country. I mean, every day they put on that uniform and strap on a sidearm. They walk out the door, kiss their families, goodbye. They count our lives more important than their own. Those who serve in law enforcement deserve the respect of every American, every single day. Would you all mind showing these police officers who are with us today, just how much we appreciate the job they do when they protect and serve our families every day. Thank you for that.
Vice President Mike Pence: (26:59)
President Trump and I will always support the right of peaceful protest enshrined in the constitution, but writing and looting is not peaceful protest. Burning businesses is not free speech. I mean, for months, all Joe Biden and his running mate talked about was peaceful protesters, remember? Literally, as we saw businesses in our major cities burned to the ground. I was in Minneapolis just a few weeks ago, standing at the ruins of Flora Westbrook’s Salon. Flora’s a wonderful African American business owner, started that salon in Minneapolis, 35 years ago. It became a centerpiece of the community. And she told me the story about just days after the killing of George Floyd how she saw the violent protesters come closer and closer and closer to her business until the night they burned her out.
Vice President Mike Pence: (28:00)
… they burned her out. Men and women, I’m going to tell you, I told Flora that day, we’re going to rebuild. We’re going to rebuild bigger and better than ever before, and we’re going to have law and order for her and for every American in every city of every race and creed and color, so help us God. The truth is, Joe Biden would double down on the policies that are leading to violence in our major cities. When you start to erode support for those who protect and serve our families, you just embolden those who would do violence to those we love and to our community.
Vice President Mike Pence: (28:50)
Now, Joe Biden explains it all by saying that America is in his words, systemically racist, and he and his running mate repeatedly say that police officers have a quote, “implicit bias against minorities.” When he was asked if he’d support cutting funding for law enforcement, Joe Biden said, “Yes, absolutely.” And his running mate, Kamala Harris actually praised the mayor of Los Angeles for cutting $150 million out of the budget of the LAPD.
Vice President Mike Pence: (29:26)
Well, let me make you a promise; under President Donald Trump, we’re not going to defund the police. Not now, not ever. We’re going to back the blue for four more years.
Back the blue. Back the blue. Back the blue. Back the blue.
Vice President Mike Pence: (29:54)
I mean, the President and I know what you all know. We don’t have to choose between supporting law enforcement and supporting our African American neighbors, and friends and minorities, and everyone that lives in our cities. I couldn’t be more proud to be a vice president to a president supporting funding for the hiring of 4,000 new police officers. When violence broke out this summer, we literally searched federal officials in Operation LeGend, every major city in the country, and we’ve arrested nearly 3,000 violent offenders already and restoring peace to our streets.
Vice President Mike Pence: (30:28)
But at the same time, in that same period of time, because of this president’s policies, we saw the lowest unemployment ever recorded for African Americans. We created more than 8,000 opportunity zones for inner city families. We signed historically black colleges and universities their largest budgets ever, and made them permanent, and we have fought for educational choice for every family in every city in America. So I promise you, we are going to keep supporting law enforcement. We’re going to keep supporting our African-American neighbors with more jobs, more opportunities, better education, more public safety, and we’re going to do it all for four more years.
USA. USA. USA. USA.
Vice President Mike Pence: (31:29)
So we’ve stood for the rule of law, stood with those who defend our families at home and abroad. And when it comes to values, I couldn’t be more proud to serve alongside a president who has stood for the religious freedom of every American of every faith, every single day. President Donald Trump is the greatest champion of people of faith in America in my lifetime, and I couldn’t be more proud to serve alongside a president who stands without apology for the sanctity of human life.
Vice President Mike Pence: (32:19)
You all deserve to know that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris actually support taxpayer funding of abortion all the way up to the moment of birth. They’re calling for historic increases to Planned Parenthood of America, and they want to restore funding to promote abortion around the world. But I promise you, 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.
Four more years. Four more years. Four more years. Four more years.
Vice President Mike Pence: (33:02)
So in our first three years, amazing to think what we all accomplished. We rebuild our military, we revived our economy, we stood for law and order, liberties in life. And that’s why we need to not only reelect President Donald Trump for four more years, not only send Cory Meissner to the United States Senate, but we need to send Matt Mowers to a new republican majority in the United States House of Representatives and retire Nancy Pelosi once and for all.
Vice President Mike Pence: (33:45)
When you look at what we were able to accomplish when we had republican majorities in the house and the senate, men and women in New Hampshire, you know the job before us, and it’s amazing to think in three short years, with President in the White House, with our allies in the house and the Senate, the only one way you can describe it, in three short years, we made America great again. We just did.
Vice President Mike Pence: (34:16)
And then 2020 hit, and the coronavirus struck from China. But I can tell you firsthand, before the first documented case of community spread in the United States, President Trump did what no American president had ever done before, he suspended all travel from China, the second largest economy in the world.
Vice President Mike Pence: (34:43)
Now, Joe Biden said that was xenophobic. He said it was hysterical. He actually wrote a few days earlier that banning travel from anywhere in the world would actually make things worse. But I can tell you, Joe Biden was wrong. As head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, I can attest firsthand. President Trump’s decision to suspend all travel from China saved untold American lives, and it bought us invaluable time to stand up the greatest national mobilization since world war II.
Vice President Mike Pence: (35:29)
We reinvented testing. We saw to the manufacturing, the distribution of billions of supplies. We’ve created new medicines called therapeutics that are literally saving lives every single day. And we’re just a matter of weeks away from having the first safe and effective coronavirus vaccine in tens of millions of doses available for the American people. That’s what leadership looks like.
Vice President Mike Pence: (35:57)
In fact, the President just announced last week, a plan with CVS and Walgreens to deliver and administer vaccines to our seniors in nursing homes for free all across America the moment it becomes available. I mean, with the incredible cooperation of the people of this state and this country putting the health of your families, your neighbors first, with our incredible doctors and nurses, healthcare providers, and first responders with the partnership at the state level and the leadership of this president, we’re protecting the vulnerable, we’re giving the American people everything we need to make sure that anyone impacted by the coronavirus has the support to get the healthcare that we’d want any member of our family to have, and we’re saving lives.
Vice President Mike Pence: (36:52)
And where Joe Biden is talking about shutting down the economy, we’re opening up America again. In just the last five months after losing 22 million jobs at the height of this pandemic, with that strong foundation that President Trump poured with your support in our first three years, with the unprecedented relief and recovery efforts, $4 trillion made available to families and businesses, we’ve already seen 11 and a half million Americans go back to work, including 61,000 people right here in New Hampshire.
We love you. We love you. We love you. We love you.
Vice President Mike Pence: (37:44)
We’re opening up America, and we’re opening up America schools. I’m proud to report to you Mrs. Pence is already back in the classroom, teaching in a little Christian school, just outside our nation’s capital. So we’re going to keep those supplies rolling until the day comes, and we have that vaccine and we can put this coronavirus in the past.
Vice President Mike Pence: (38:04)
And for all the progress we’ve made, it’s a testament to our president’s leadership to an incredible free enterprise system, great research companies, great doctors and nurses. Let me also say it is a testament here in New Hampshire, the strong and compassionate leadership of Governor Chris Sununu.
Vice President Mike Pence: (38:29)
So we’re moving our country forward. We’ve gone through a time of testing, but just 13 days, we’re going to come to a time for choosing, which is why I’m out here, and you’re out here in the drizzle today in New Hampshire. When you look at their agenda, higher taxes, open borders, socialized medicine, a green new deal, defunding the police and packing the courts, it’s clear, Joe Biden would be nothing more than a Trojan horse for the radical left.
Vice President Mike Pence: (39:03)
Now, Joe Biden says that democracy is on the ballot. Well, I think our economic recovery is on the ballot. I think law and order are on the ballot, but I think there are things much more foundational to our nation. I think in this election, it’s not so much whether we’re going to end up more republican or more democrat, more conservative or more liberal, more red or more blue, New Hampshire, the choice in this election I believe is whether America remains America.
USA. USA. USA. USA.
Vice President Mike Pence: (39:53)
It’s going to be a choice whether we build a future on all the timeless principles enshrined in that constitution. Benjamin Franklin walked out Independence Hall and he was asked in 1787, what form of government they created. He said, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”
Vice President Mike Pence: (40:15)
Men and women, I think this is a choice such a time as this. It’s a choice about whether we’re going to keep the republic. It’s whether we’re going to chart a course based on freedom, limited government, the ideals, and the liberties, and the principles enshrined in our founding document or whether we’re going to let Joe Biden and the Democratic Party take us on a path of American decline.
Vice President Mike Pence: (40:40)
So let me say for our freedom, for our republic, for all the ideals that have always made America great, we need to decide right here and right now that Joe Biden will never be president of the United States. We’re going to reelect President Donald Trump for four more years.
Four more years. Four more years. Four more years. Four more years.
Vice President Mike Pence: (41:11)
And with four more years, as the president says, we’re going to accomplish so much for this country. With four more years, we’ll distribute a vaccine and we’ll defeat the virus. Four more years, we’ll maintain America’s unrivaled military might and ensure peace through American strength. With four more years, we’ll make America into the manufacturing super power of the world and end reliance on China once and for all. We’ll uphold religious liberty, freedom of speech, the right to keep and bear arms. We’ll hire more police. We will ban sanctuary cities.
Vice President Mike Pence: (42:01)
… end sanctuary cities. We will stop the indoctrination of our students and restore patriotic education in our schools. And as President Trump said at Mount Rushmore, we’ll teach our children to love our country, honor our history, and always respect our great American flag. And we’ll live by those timeless words of our national motto.
Speaker 3: (42:34)
Live free or die.
Vice President Mike Pence: (42:38)
Your motto is live free or die, our motto is, all of us, is, in God we trust. [inaudible 00:00:49]. I got to tell you, men and women in New Hampshire, I’m just very grateful you came out on a soggy day to see your vice president.
We love you.
Vice President Mike Pence: (43:03)
I’m really very honored.
We love you.
Vice President Mike Pence: (43:14)
I have to tell you, it’s the greatest honor of my life to be your vice president, and I thank you for that great honor and for your support. I actually didn’t know the president very well before he called me four years ago and asked me to join this ticket, but we’ve gotten to be very close. Some people think we’re a little bit different. But I got to tell you, I’ve seen this president when all the cameras are off and all the bright lights are off, and I can tell you firsthand having served shoulder to shoulder with him over these last four years, there has never been a day that President Donald Trump, against unprecedented opposition and attacks, there has never been a day President Donald Trump hasn’t gotten up and fought to keep the promises that he made to the people of New Hampshire, now it’s our turn to fight for him. It’s on, New Hampshire.
Vice President Mike Pence: (44:25)
So, before I get back on that plane and head to Ohio I got a couple of things to ask of you over the next 13 days. First thing I need you to do is vote, New Hampshire, vote to re-elect President Donald Trump to the White House. I heard the last day to register before the election here in Portsmouth is going to be next Wednesday, October 28th, so if you’re not registered yet, you can go to the City Clerk’s Office on 1 Junkins Avenue, normal Wednesday hours, 8:00 AM to 4:30, there’s still time. If you’re not registered to vote, get registered to vote today. In fact, I checked out on the way here you can go and request an absentee ballot until election day, you can mail it in and drop it off at the very same location, Mrs. Pence and I are going to do that in [inaudible 00:45:23] in just a couple of days. So we need you to vote, New Hampshire. And remember, friends don’t let friends vote alone, grab a family member, grab a neighbor, grab a coworker and vote to re-elect President Donald Trump.
Vice President Mike Pence: (45:46)
Okay. So after you vote with a friend, second thing I want to ask you to do is go tell somebody, okay? I mean, I got to tell you, four years ago I never doubted that this president was going to win in that election and I don’t doubt it today, because I know the American people, then and now were talking to each other. I mean, the people of this state knew we could be strong again, you knew we could be prosperous again. You were talking to your neighbors and friends about those timeless ideals of this country, and you saw in Donald Trump not just the vision but the leadership qualities to make America great again.
Vice President Mike Pence: (46:35)
And so, go tell your neighbors and friends, say, “I went out to the airport the other day, it was raining and Mike came out, he ran every bit as fast as he could. And then he talked to us for an hour out in the rain just about everything we’ve done about the choice that we face and about everything we can do for America with four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House.” You got to go tell them. And so, after you vote with a friend, after you tell your neighbors and friends every day for the next 13 days, I encourage you to do one more thing. Traveling all across this country over the last four years, I’m convinced of two things in this live free or die state, this is a freedom loving nation, and this is a nation of faith. I mean, I had a little girl in that vice presidential debate turn in a question at the end where she said she was watching TV and it just looked like there was so much that divides us.
Vice President Mike Pence: (47:52)
But after traveling across America, I’m more convinced than ever that there will always be more that unites us in these United States of America than will ever divide us, and chief among those things is the faith of the American people. And so, if you’re among those who on occasion bend the knee or bow the head, over the next 13 days, I encourage you to do that too. And when you pray, pray with confidence in those ancient words that if his people who are called by his name will humble themselves and pray and turn, that he’ll do like he’s always done. In the long and storied history of this state and nation, he’ll hear from heaven and he’ll heal this land, this one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all, so pray for America, pray for all of the American people, it’ll make a difference, New Hampshire.
Vice President Mike Pence: (49:13)
So, thanks again for coming out today, you all are just… You’re the greatest. I can’t wait to get on the phone and tell him… I’ll say, “Your wing man was in New Hampshire and we were all out there getting rained on and they didn’t…” You all are just… Give yourselves a round of applause for coming out on a rainy day, thank you so much. I leave here today with renewed confidence that if all of us do all that we need to do between now and November 3rd, we’re going to have a great victory all across New Hampshire and all across America, because as this president often says, we’re one movement, one people, one family, and one glorious nation under God.
Vice President Mike Pence: (50:15)
And I just know that together we’re going to make New Hampshire and America stronger than ever before, we’re going to make New Hampshire and America more prosperous than you could possibly imagine, we’re going to make New Hampshire and America more united than ever before. And with Corky Messner in a renewed Republican majority in the United States Senate, with Matt Mowers in a new Republican majority in the House of Representatives, with Governor Chris Sununu back at the State House, and with President Donald Trump in the White House for four more years, and with God’s help, we will make America great again, again. Thank you all very much, God bless you, God bless America. Let’s go get it done, New Hampshire.