Vice President Mike Pence chose to use his Friday speech at CPAC in order to summarize Trump’s record of success as President of the United States.
“Under President Donald Trump, working Americans are winning again. The forgotten men and women of America are forgotten no more,” Pence declared.
Pence then went on to list Trump’s achievements on immigration, regulation, the judiciary, energy, and other issues of priority to conservatives.
“This President promised to get this economy moving again. And working with Republican majorities in the Congress, in our first two years, President Trump has cut more federal red tape than any President in American history,” Pence proclaimed. “We’ve unleashed American energy, and now the United States is the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world.”
He also singled out one of Trump’s rivals, far-left Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, slamming Sanders’ socialist agenda.
“Remarkably, a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination is an avowed socialist,” Pence added. “But it’s not just him. Bernie has been joined by a chorus of candidates and newly elected officials who have papered over the failed policies of socialism with bumper-sticker slogans and slick social-media campaigns.”
“The moment America becomes a socialist country is the moment that America ceases to be America.”
Pence’s speech was clearly aimed at grassroots conservatives at CPAC, some of whom were skeptical of Trump before his 2016 victory, but were later won over his proven conservative record in office.