Vice President Mike Pence touted the Trump administration’s measures to boost the U.S. economy and efforts to handle the CCP Virus (coronavirus) after the pandemic undermined the continued growth of the economy. He claimed that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden doesn’t understand America is a nation of miracles.
Speaking from Fort McHenry in Baltimore, on the third night of the Republican National Convention on Aug. 26, Pence highlighted the great economic story under the current administration as he made his case for re-electing President Donald Trump.
“When it came to the economy, President Trump kept his word and then some … to pass the largest tax cut and reform in American history, rolled back more federal red tape than any administration, unleashed American energy and fought for free and fair trade,” Pence said.
The vice president said that U.S. businesses created more than 7 million jobs, including 500,000 manufacturing jobs, in the first three years under President Trump, which helped lower unemployment rates for African Americans and Latinos to their lowest levels ever.
“On this 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, I’m proud to report that, under President Donald Trump, we achieved the lowest unemployment rate for women in 65 years and more Americans were working than ever before,” he said.
In addition, America became a net exporter of energy for first time in 70 years.
“In our first three years, we built the greatest economy in the world,” Pence said, adding that while his administration was making America great again, “then the coronavirus struck from China,” forcing them to shift their focus to fight the pandemic.
“Before the first case of coronavirus spread within the United States, President Trump took the unprecedented step of suspending all travel from China,” he said. “That action saved an untold number of American lives.”
Pence said that his administration launched the greatest national mobilization since World War II.
“President Trump marshaled the full resources of the federal government and directed us to forge seamless partnerships with governors across America in both parties. We partnered with private industry to reinvent testing and produce supplies and we’re now conducting 800,000 tests per day … have coordinated the delivery of billions of pieces of Personal Protective Equipment. … And we saw to the manufacture of 100,000 ventilators in 100 days. And no one who required a ventilator was ever denied a ventilator in the United States. We built hospitals, we surged military medical personnel, and enacted an economic rescue package that saved 50 million American jobs,” he said.
The vice president added that his administration is developing a growing number of treatments, including convalescent plasma that are saving lives all across the country.
Pence then moved to criticize Biden after his predecessor last week dismissed the Trump administration’s efforts response to the virus pandemic.
America is a nation of miracles
“Last week, Joe Biden said ‘no miracle is coming.’ What Joe doesn’t seem to understand is that America is a nation of miracles and we’re on track to have the world’s first safe, effective coronavirus vaccine by the end of this year,” he said.
Pence praised doctors, nurses, first responders, farmers, factory workers, truckers, and everyday Americans who are putting the health and safety of their neighbors first.
“Thanks to the courage and compassion of the American people, we are slowing the spread, we are protecting the vulnerable, we are saving lives, and we are opening up American again,” he said, turning back to the economic issue.
“Because of the strong foundation that President Trump poured in our first three years, we’ve already gained back 9.3 million jobs over the last three months. And we’re not just opening up America again—we’re reopening America’s schools.”
“In the days ahead, as we open up America again and open up America’s schools, I promise you we’ll continue to put the health of America first,” he said, calling for the voters to support him and President Trump in the November election instead of Biden.
“On November 3rd, you need to ask yourself, ‘Who do you trust to rebuild this economy? A career politician who presided over the slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression? Or a proven leader who created the greatest economy in the world,’” he said.
“The choice is clear. To bring America all the way back, we need four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House,” Pence said.