‘The Economy is Back, Jobs are Back, and America is Back,’ Vice President Pence Tells Detroit Economic Club


President Donald Trump has revived America’s economy, and warned against electing a Democrat in 2020, Vice President Mike Pence said Monday during an appearance in Detroit.

Pence addressed the Detroit Economic Club Luncheon at MotorCity Casino’s Sound Board Theater.

Video of the vice president’s speech is available online here from One Detroit PBS.

The Detroit Economic Club tweeted, “.@vp: “We will never stop fighting until the American Dream is a reality for every American.” #econclub”.

Pence hit upon a plethora of topics where Trump has been active in reviving the economy, such as an income tax reduction and a cut in the corporate tax rate, as well as cuts to federal regulations and the creation of Opportunity Zones, including 70 in Detroit.

Pence tweeted, “On August 8, 2016 candidate Donald J. Trump unveiled his plan to the @deteconomicclub to reignite opportunity in America. Today, I was pleased to return and report that under President @realDonaldTrump’s leadership, the economy is back, jobs are back, and America is BACK!”

The vice president’s remarks also included:

You know, it’s amazing to think three years ago was a time when Americans were struggling through what was the slowest economic recovery since World War II.  It was amazing.  For eight solid years, the American economy — the most powerful economy in the history of the world — had grown by less than 2 percentage points.  And in early August 2016, candidate Donald Trump came before all of you and he outlined an ambitious agenda that he said, in his words, would, quote, “open a new chapter…[of] American prosperity.”  And that’s exactly what we’ve done.

And, finally, though one administration after another allowed unfair trade deals to hollow out American manufacturing all across the Heartland of this country, this President pledged to put American jobs and American workers first, and that’s exactly what we’ve done.

The full remarks by Vice President Pence are available on the White House website here.

According to Fox Business, the vice president spoke about the recent Democratic presidential primary debates in Detroit and said:

“I honestly believe if any one of the Democrats on that debate stage won the presidency, the gains of the last two-and-a-half years would be wiped out,” Pence said. “Taxes would skyrocket. The stock market would tank. Jobs would vanish, and we would get that recession these naysayers keep talking about.”

Pence tweeted, “Under @POTUS’ leadership, the auto  industry is roaring back in MI! This year alone, GM announced it will add 400 jobs, Ford has announced it will create 900 new jobs & Fiat-Chrysler is already building a $1.6B new assembly plant that will create 6,400 jobs in the Motor City!”

The vice president also tweeted, “Since election day, businesses large and small have created more than 6.2 MILLION jobs and the unemployment rate is at a 50-year low! The forgotten men and women of America are forgotten no more!”

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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.






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