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  • MIKE HUCKABEE SITS DOWN WITH VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE
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  • TO DISCUSS FAITH, FAMILY AND POLITICS.
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  • THIS SPECIAL EDITION OF CONVERSATIONS WITH
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  • VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE STARTS NOW.
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  • - WELCOME TO CONVERSATIONS.
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  • OUR FOCUS IS THE 48TH VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,
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  • MIKE PENCE.
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  • NOW, BEFORE WE GET STARTED,
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  • A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON THE VICE PRESIDENT.
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  • BORN IN THE TOWN OF COLUMBUS, INDIANA,
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  • HE'S A LAW SCHOOL GRADUATE
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  • AND NEAR AND DEAR TO MY OWN HEART,
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  • HE HOSTED A RADIO AND A TELEVISION SHOW,
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  • NOTING THAT HIS BELIEFS AND STYLE OF COMMUNICATIONS
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  • MADE HIM A RUSH LIMBAUGH ON DECAF.
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  • HE'S ALSO A FORMER U.S. CONGRESSMAN FROM INDIANA
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  • AS WELL AS THE 50TH GOVERNOR OF THE HOOSIER'S STATE.
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  • VICE PRESIDENT PENCE HAS DESCRIBED HIMSELF
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  • AS A CHRISTIAN, A CONSERVATIVE
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  • AND A REPUBLICAN, IN THAT ORDER.
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  • RECENTLY, HE VISITED MY WEEKLY SHOW
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  • FOR AN IN-DEPTH CONVERSATION.
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  • SO LET'S TAKE IT FROM THE TOP
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  • AS HE ENTERS THE STUDIO TO MEET OUR AUDIENCE.
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  • [AUDIENCE CHEERING] [APPLAUDING]
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  • [AUDIENCE CHEERING] [APPLAUDING]
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  • [AUDIENCE CHEERING] [APPLAUDING]
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  • MR. VICE PRESIDENT, I'D SAY THE MIKE PENCE FAN CLUB
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  • HAS ASSEMBLED IN NASHVILLE TODAY. [LAUGHS]
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  • WHAT A WELCOME THEY'RE GIVING YOU, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
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  • IT'S DESERVED.
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  • WE'RE SO HAPPY TO HAVE YOU HERE.
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  • THANK YOU FOR COMING TO JOIN US IN OUR HOUSE.
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  • - WELL THANK YOU, GOVERNOR, GREAT TO BE ON HUCKABEE
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  • AND GREAT TO BE IN TENNESSEE.
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  • - CAN I TELL PEOPLE THAT THIS--
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  • [AUDIENCE CHEERING] [APPLAUDING]
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  • THIS SHOW IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF A PROMISE MADE,
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  • PROMISE KEPT.
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  • RAN IN TO YOU, AT A WHITE HOUSE DINNER,
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  • YOU SAID, "LOVE TO COME BACK AND DO YOUR SHOW."
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  • 'CAUSE WE DID IT ONCE TAPED IN THE WHITE HOUSE.
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  • AND I SAID, "GREAT, WE'LL COME UP AND DO IT."
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  • YOU SAID, "NO, NO, I WANNA DO IT IN NASHVILLE
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  • "WITH YOU THERE."
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  • AND I THOUGHT, "YEAH RIGHT."
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  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHING]
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  • HERE YOU ARE, THIS IS A GUY WHO KEEPS HIS PROMISE.
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  • [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING]
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  • YOU HAVE BEEN ON AN UNBELIEVABLE TRAVEL SCHEDULE.
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  • I GET THE, I GUESS, THE PRESS RELEASE EVERYDAY
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  • OF WHERE YOU'RE GONNA BE
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  • AND I THINK MOST PEOPLE WOULD GET TIRED READING IT
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  • MUCH LESS LIVING IT, BUT YOU'RE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY
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  • IN PLACES LIKE TENNESSEE AND IOWA,
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  • ALL OVER THE UPPER MIDWEST, THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY,
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  • TALKING TO AMERICANS ABOUT TRADE AGREEMENTS,
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  • TALKING TO THEM ABOUT THE ECONOMY.
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  • HOW MANY OF 'EM COME UP TO YOU AND SAY,
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  • "MR. VICE PRESIDENT, I WANNA TALK ABOUT IMPEACHMENT."
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  • HOW MANY OF 'EM SAY THAT.
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  • - FOR LITERALLY TWO AND A HALF YEARS,
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  • DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN DOING THEIR LEVEL BEST
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  • TO TEAR DOWN THIS PRESIDENT, TEAR DOWN THIS ADMINISTRATION.
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  • YOU KNOW, FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS,
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  • IT WAS ALL ABOUT RUSSIA COLLUSION
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  • UNTIL THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FOUND NO COLLUSION,
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  • NO OBSTRUCTION, CASE CLOSED.
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  • TWO WEEKS AGO, THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT IMPEACHING
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  • JUSTICE BRETT KAVANAUGH
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  • AFTER SLANDEROUS ACCUSATIONS OF A YEAR AGO,
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  • DURING HIS IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS
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  • AND THEN OF COURSE, WE ALL SAW,
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  • BEFORE SHE HAD ALL THE FACTS,
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  • SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI ANNOUNCED AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY
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  • AND I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE SAYING,
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  • "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, WE WANT OUR CONGRESS TO WORK
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  • "ON THE ISSUES THAT MATTER TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE."
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  • AND IT'S ALL ABOUT JOBS,
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  • IT'S ALL ABOUT SECURITY AND THIS PRESIDENT AND I
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  • ARE ABSOLUTELY DETERMINED.
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  • WE'RE GONNA CONTINUE FIGHTING FOR ALL THE THINGS
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  • THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ELECTED US TO ADVANCE.
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  • I MEAN, THINK ABOUT IT, MIKE,
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  • I MEAN, THANKS TO PRESIDENT TRUMP'S LEADERSHIP,
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  • WE'VE REBUILT OUR MILITARY.
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  • WE'VE RESTORED THE [VOICE DROWNED BY AUDIENCE APPLAUSE]
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  • WE'VE REVIVED THE AMERICAN ECONOMY.
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  • AS OF LAST WEEK, UNEMPLOYMENT, NOW, IS AT A 51 YEAR LOW.
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  • THERE'S MORE AMERICANS WORKING TODAY
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  • THAN EVER BEFORE IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY
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  • AND, AT LAST COUNT, 153 CONSERVATIVES
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  • APPOINTED TO OUR FEDERAL COURTS
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  • AT EVERY LEVEL INCLUDING TWO SUPREME COURT JUSTICES.
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  • - THAT'S A GENERATIONAL CHANGE.
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  • THAT'S GONNA BE SOMETHING THAT,
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  • LONG AFTER THIS ADMINISTRATION IS IN THE HISTORY BOOKS,
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  • THE IMPACT OF CONSTITUTIONALLY CONSISTENT JUSTICE,
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  • JUSTICES AND JUDGES, THAT'S GONNA BE A LEGACY,
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  • THAT IS ADMINISTRATION WIDE.
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  • - IT REALLY IS AND YOU TALK ABOUT PROMISES MADE,
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  • PROMISES KEPT, YOU KNOW, AS A CANDIDATE,
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  • PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID THAT HE WAS GOING TO APPOINT
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  • CONSERVATIVES TO OUR FEDERAL COURTS
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  • IN THE MODEL OF THE LATE AND GREAT JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA
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  • AND HE'S DONE JUST THAT.
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  • I CAN TELL YOU, JUSTICE BRETT KAVANAUGH,
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  • JUSTICE NEIL GORSUCH, AND THE MORE THAN 150 MEN AND WOMEN,
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  • I PROMISE YOU, THEY'RE ALL GONNA BE MEN AND WOMEN
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  • WHO STAND FOR ALL THE GOD GIVEN LIBERTIES
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  • ENSHRINED IN OUR CONSTITUTION,
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  • THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH, THE FREEDOM OF RELIGION
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  • AND THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS.
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  • - YEAH, WELL--
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  • - THAT'S THE STORY.
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  • THAT'S WHAT I'VE BEEN TRAVELING ACROSS THE COUNTRY,
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  • WE'VE GOT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY,
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  • THE PRESIDENT'S NEGOTIATED THE LARGEST TRADE DEAL
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  • IN AMERICAN HISTORY AND WE'VE BEEN
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  • TRAVELING ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY
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  • TALKING ABOUT WHAT WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED
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  • OVER THE LAST TWO AND A HALF YEARS
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  • AND TO YOUR POINT EARLIER,
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  • THE CONTRAST OF THAT WITH WHAT THE DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS
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  • HAVE BEEN DOING, I THINK, IS VERY FRUSTRATING
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  • TO MILLIONS OF AMERICANS.
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  • - AND I THINK THAT'S THE POINT,
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  • YOU'RE OUT THERE TALKING TO PEOPLE
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  • OUTSIDE OF THE BUBBLE OF D.C.,
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  • YOU'RE GETTING THE RESPONSE THAT YOU'RE SEEING HERE
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  • IN THIS STUDIO AND OTHER PLACES WHERE
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  • YOU'RE SPEAKING AND MEETING WITH PEOPLE.
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  • THERE IS A REAL DISCONNECT, MR. VICE PRESIDENT,
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  • BETWEEN WHAT'S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON
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  • AND WHAT HAPPENS AROUND THE DINNER TABLE
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  • OF AMERICAN FAMILIES NIGHT AFTER NIGHT.
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  • WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO GET WASHINGTON
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  • TO WAKE UP AND SAY, "YOU KNOW,
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  • "WE WOULD BE BETTER OFF IF WE WERE
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  • "WORKING ON OUR INFRASTRUCTURE,
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  • "CLOSING THE SOUTHERN BOARDER
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  • "AND DOING SOMETHING RESPONSIBLE
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  • "AND GETTING THE UNITED STATES, MEXICAN
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  • "AND CANADIAN TRADE AGREEMENT PASSED."
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  • WHAT IS IT GONNA TAKE TO GET THEM TO UNDERSTAND THAT?
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  • - WELL WHAT IT ALWAYS TAKES, [SIGHS] WITH WASHINGTON D.C.
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  • AND THAT IS THE VOICE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
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  • [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] - HMM, AN ELECTION.
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  • - WELL EVEN-- - EVEN BEFORE, HUH?
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  • - EVEN BEFORE THE ELECTION.
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  • YOU KNOW, I'VE BEEN TRAVELING AROUND THE COUNTRY
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  • TALKING ABOUT THE U.S., MEXICO, CANADA AGREEMENT,
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  • WHICH, IT'S NOT JUST THE LARGEST TRADE DEAL
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  • IN AMERICAN HISTORY, BUT IT COMES AT A TIME
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  • WITH THE PRESIDENT HAS DEMONSTRATED
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  • AN ABILITY TO NEGOTIATE A TRADE DEAL
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  • THAT PUTS AMERICAN BUSINESSES, AMERICAN WORKERS,
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  • AMERICAN FARMERS FIRST AND YET,
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  • HERE IT SITS ON SPEAKER PELOSI'S DESK
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  • IN WHAT WE CALL THE DO NOTHING DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS.
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  • ALL THE WHILE, THEY'RE SPENDING
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  • THEIR LATEST ACCUSATIONS AND THEIR LATEST CONTROVERSY
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  • AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, WE THINK
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  • THAT WHEN THE USMCA IS PASSED,
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  • WE THINK IT WILL CREATE 175.000 GOOD PAYING JOBS,
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  • ALL ACROSS THIS COUNTRY
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  • AND IT'S TIME FOR CONGRESS TO ACT
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  • AND WE'RE GONNA KEEP PUSHING FOR 'EM TO DO IT.
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  • - AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND,
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  • THIS WOULD BE OF GREAT VALUE TO DEMOCRATS
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  • AS WELL AS REPUBLICANS, I MEAN, THIS IS AN AMERICAN THING,
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  • IT'S NOT JUST THAT REPUBLICANS WILL BE BETTER OFF,
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  • DEMOCRATS HATED NAFTA.
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  • THE UNIONS HATED NAFTA.
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  • - RIGHT. [LAUGHS]
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  • - THE USMCA REALLY TAKES CARE OF THE THINGS THEY DIDN'T LIKE
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  • AND PUTS IN A REALLY GOOD TRADE AGREEMENT
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  • THAT REPUBLICANS LIKE, DEMOCRATS SHOULD LIKE,
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  • WHY AREN'T THEY PUTTING THIS ON THE FRONT BURNER
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  • AND GETTING THIS DONE?
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  • - WELL, IT IS ONE OF THE IRONIC THINGS
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  • THAT [LAUGHS] DEMOCRATS ARE SITTING BY, DOING NOTHING.
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  • WHILE WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GREATLY IMPROVE
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  • ON OUR TRADING RELATIONSHIP WITH CANADA AND MEXICO.
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  • AFTER DECADES, WHERE THEY WERE ALL CRITICAL OF NAFTA
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  • AND FRANKLY, IN SO MANY WAYS, RIGHTLY SO.
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  • YOU KNOW, LONG AGO, THIS PRESIDENT, AS A PRIVATE CITIZEN,
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  • WAS TALKING ABOUT WHAT NAFTA WOULD DO TO HURT OUR ECONOMY
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  • AND WE'VE LITERALLY SEEN TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FACTORIES
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  • THAT CLOSED SINCE THE 1990'S
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  • WHEN NAFTA WAS SIGNED INTO EFFECT.
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  • IF MEMORY SERVES, GOVERNOR,
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  • YOU WERE OUT THERE TALKING ABOUT WHAT
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  • NAFTA HAD DONE TO HURT THE AMERICAN ECONOMY
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  • EARLY IN YOUR CAREER AND I WANNA COMMEND YOU FOR THAT.
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  • - THANK YOU.
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  • - IT WAS VISIONARY AT THE TIME.
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  • [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING]
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  • - GOT ME IN A LOT OF TROUBLE--
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  • - AND YOU WERE RIGHT.
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  • PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS RIGHT, YOU WERE RIGHT
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  • AND THE TRUTH IS THAT THE PRESIDENT ROLLED HIS SLEEVES UP,
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  • I WAS IN ON A LOT OF THESE DISCUSSIONS,
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  • HE DROVE A REALLY HARD BARGAIN [LAUGHS]
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  • WITH THE CANADIANS AND THE MEXICANS
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  • AND GOT A DEAL THAT REALLY PUTS
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  • THE AMERICAN ECONOMY AND THE AMERICAN WORKER FIRST,
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  • BUT BECAUSE OF THEIR OBSESSION WITH TRYING TO
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  • IMPEACH THIS PRESIDENT, DEMOCRATS CONTINUE
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  • TO LET THE USMCA LANGUISH ON SPEAKER PELOSI'S DESK,
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  • BUT I'M ABSOLUTELY CONVINCED,
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  • IF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE LET THEIR VOICE BE HEARD,
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  • IF THEY CONTACT MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE
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  • AND SAY, "WE WANT THE USMCA,"
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  • WE'LL GET THE USMCA DONE THIS YEAR
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  • AND IT'LL BE A WIN FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
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  • - IT REALLY WOULD BE.
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  • I WANNA TURN THE CORNER TO SOMETHING
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  • THAT HAPPENED THE OTHER DAY IN THE WHITE HOUSE.
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  • I SAW A VIDEO THAT WAS SO MOVING,
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  • IT WAS A YOUNG LADY WHO HAD COME TO THE UNITED STATES
  • 00:09:49.170 --> 00:09:53.170
  • AT THE AGE OF 11 FROM ETHIOPIA,
  • 00:09:53.190 --> 00:09:55.070
  • HAVING BEEN ADOPTED AFTER BEING ABANDONED BY HER PARENTS.
  • 00:09:55.090 --> 00:09:58.000
  • SHE WAS AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
  • 00:09:58.020 --> 00:09:59.170
  • I SAW YOU STANDING RIGHT BEHIND HER AND THE PRESIDENT
  • 00:09:59.190 --> 00:10:02.180
  • AND IN A SPONTANEOUS AND MOST AMAZING MOMENT,
  • 00:10:02.200 --> 00:10:06.130
  • SHE CALLED EVERYONE IN THAT ROOM
  • 00:10:06.150 --> 00:10:08.240
  • TO HAVE PRAYER FOR THE PRESIDENT.
  • 00:10:08.260 --> 00:10:11.070
  • I GOTTA BE HONEST WITH YOU,
  • 00:10:11.090 --> 00:10:12.100
  • I MEAN, I TEARED UP WATCHING THIS
  • 00:10:12.120 --> 00:10:13.260
  • BECAUSE SHE'S NOT A PROFESSIONAL PRAYER, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:10:13.280 --> 00:10:17.060
  • SHE'S NOT SOMEBODY WHO MAKES HER LIVING
  • 00:10:17.080 --> 00:10:18.250
  • DOING RELIGIOUS STUFF.
  • 00:10:18.270 --> 00:10:20.110
  • THIS IS JUST A YOUNG LADY
  • 00:10:20.130 --> 00:10:22.040
  • WHO KNOWS WHAT FREEDOM HAS MEANT TO HER
  • 00:10:22.060 --> 00:10:23.290
  • HAVING COME HERE FROM ETHIOPIA
  • 00:10:24.010 --> 00:10:26.080
  • AND BEING ADOPTED BY AMERICAN PARENTS
  • 00:10:26.100 --> 00:10:28.030
  • WHO RAISED HER AND LOVED HER,
  • 00:10:28.050 --> 00:10:30.040
  • GAVE HER NOT ONLY A LIFE, BUT GAVE HER FAITH
  • 00:10:30.060 --> 00:10:33.010
  • AND SHE JUST FELT OVERWHELMED TO SAY,
  • 00:10:33.030 --> 00:10:35.090
  • "LET'S PRAY FOR THIS PRESIDENT."
  • 00:10:35.110 --> 00:10:37.180
  • TELL ME ABOUT THAT EVENT 'CAUSE YOU WERE
  • 00:10:37.200 --> 00:10:39.070
  • STANDING RIGHT BESIDE HER WHEN THAT HAPPENED.
  • 00:10:39.090 --> 00:10:41.000
  • I JUST HAVE TO BELIEVE IT WAS A POWERFUL MOMENT.
  • 00:10:41.020 --> 00:10:44.010
  • - IT WAS A VERY POWERFUL MOMENT.
  • 00:10:44.030 --> 00:10:45.250
  • IT WAS A SPECIAL NIGHT.
  • 00:10:45.270 --> 00:10:47.150
  • WE HAD YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERS
  • 00:10:47.170 --> 00:10:50.060
  • WHO HAD COME IN FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY
  • 00:10:50.080 --> 00:10:52.250
  • WHO ARE EXCITED ABOUT WHAT THIS PRESIDENT IS DOING
  • 00:10:52.270 --> 00:10:56.050
  • FOR THE COUNTRY AND FOR THEIR COMMUNITY.
  • 00:10:56.070 --> 00:10:58.240
  • YOU REMEMBER BACK DURING THE CAMPAIGN
  • 00:10:58.260 --> 00:11:00.170
  • WHEN THE PRESIDENT SAID, MEMORABLY--
  • 00:11:00.190 --> 00:11:03.080
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:11:03.100 --> 00:11:04.240
  • - TO AFRICAN AMERICANS, "WHAT THE HECK DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE?"
  • 00:11:04.260 --> 00:11:06.020
  • - YEAH, GIVE ME A CHANCE.
  • 00:11:06.040 --> 00:11:07.250
  • - AND I HAVE TO TELL YOU, WHEN YOU LOOK TODAY,
  • 00:11:07.270 --> 00:11:12.000
  • MORE THAN 8.000 OPPORTUNITY ZONES
  • 00:11:12.020 --> 00:11:14.290
  • THAT ARE CREATING AN INCENTIVE FOR INVESTMENT
  • 00:11:15.010 --> 00:11:17.080
  • IN SOME OF OUR CITIES THAT HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING.
  • 00:11:17.100 --> 00:11:19.120
  • WE PASSED CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
  • 00:11:19.140 --> 00:11:22.120
  • THAT BRINGS RENEWED HOPE TO PEOPLE
  • 00:11:22.140 --> 00:11:26.070
  • THAT HAVE BEEN CAUGHT UP IN AN INCARCERATION SYSTEM
  • 00:11:26.090 --> 00:11:29.160
  • AND FINALLY, AFRICAN AMERICAN UNEMPLOYMENT
  • 00:11:29.180 --> 00:11:32.240
  • IS THE LOWEST LEVEL EVER RECORDED
  • 00:11:32.260 --> 00:11:35.170
  • IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY
  • 00:11:35.190 --> 00:11:37.050
  • AND THE ROOM WAS FILLED WITH EXCITEMENT ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:11:37.070 --> 00:11:42.200
  • [TALKING OVER ONE ANOTHER] [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:11:42.220 --> 00:11:45.180
  • THESE YOUNG PEOPLE WERE RESPONDING TO THE PRESIDENT'S
  • 00:11:45.200 --> 00:11:47.290
  • LEADERSHIP SEEING, THIS IS A PRESIDENT,
  • 00:11:48.010 --> 00:11:50.090
  • ON ELECTION NIGHT, OR I SHOULD SAY
  • 00:11:50.110 --> 00:11:53.020
  • EARLY THE NEXT MORNING, [LAUGHS]
  • 00:11:53.040 --> 00:11:55.130
  • WHEN THE PRESIDENT ADDRESSED THE NATION,
  • 00:11:55.150 --> 00:11:58.020
  • AFTER HE BECAME PRESIDENT ELECT,
  • 00:11:58.040 --> 00:12:00.050
  • REMEMBER, HE SAID HIS AMBITION WAS TO BE
  • 00:12:00.070 --> 00:12:02.090
  • PRESIDENT OF ALL OF THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY
  • 00:12:02.110 --> 00:12:05.150
  • AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT THE FACT THAT WE'VE SEEN
  • 00:12:05.170 --> 00:12:08.040
  • THIS ECONOMY GROW, IT'S WORKING FOR EVERY AMERICAN AGAIN,
  • 00:12:08.060 --> 00:12:11.290
  • YOU COULD SENSE THE ENTHUSIASM IN THE ROOM
  • 00:12:12.010 --> 00:12:14.270
  • AND IT WAS A GOOD PROGRAM, BUT TO YOUR POINT,
  • 00:12:14.290 --> 00:12:17.020
  • AT THE VERY END, A YOUNG LADY
  • 00:12:17.040 --> 00:12:20.080
  • WHO WAS JUST DOWN ON THE ROPE LINE SHOUTED TO THE PRESIDENT
  • 00:12:20.100 --> 00:12:24.060
  • THAT WE OUGHT TO CLOSE THE MEETING IN PRAYER
  • 00:12:24.080 --> 00:12:26.260
  • AND ONE THING THAT'S TRUE ABOUT PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP,
  • 00:12:26.280 --> 00:12:29.250
  • HE NEVER HESITATES TO TAKE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PRAYER
  • 00:12:29.270 --> 00:12:33.030
  • AND HE INVITED THAT YOUNG LADY UP
  • 00:12:33.050 --> 00:12:35.050
  • AND WE HAD THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PRAYER,
  • 00:12:35.070 --> 00:12:37.070
  • A PRAYER FOR THE NATION AND I COULD TELL,
  • 00:12:37.090 --> 00:12:39.130
  • THE PRESIDENT WAS MOVED, I WAS DEEPLY MOVED.
  • 00:12:39.150 --> 00:12:42.260
  • I'M SOMEONE WHO TRULY BELIEVES
  • 00:12:42.280 --> 00:12:45.190
  • IT'S ALWAYS BEEN TRUE THAT THE EFFECTIVE AND FERVENT PRAYER
  • 00:12:45.210 --> 00:12:49.140
  • OF A RIGHTEOUS PEOPLE AVAIL WITH MUCH
  • 00:12:49.160 --> 00:12:51.100
  • AND THAT WAS A SPECIAL PRAYER.
  • 00:12:51.120 --> 00:12:53.020
  • [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING]
  • 00:12:53.040 --> 00:12:54.070
  • - IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL SCENE
  • 00:12:54.090 --> 00:12:55.160
  • AND IT WAS OBVIOUS THEY HAD NOT REHEARSED,
  • 00:12:55.180 --> 00:12:57.090
  • NOT PLANNED, IT WAS A SPONTANEOUS MOMENT
  • 00:12:57.110 --> 00:12:59.200
  • AND IT WAS JUST MAGICAL.
  • 00:12:59.220 --> 00:13:03.000
  • VICE PRESIDENT PENCE, AS WELL AS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP
  • 00:13:03.020 --> 00:13:05.260
  • ARE COMMITTED TO KEEPING THE ECONOMY GROWING
  • 00:13:05.280 --> 00:13:08.170
  • AND NEGOTIATING TRADE TERMS THAT FAVOR THE UNITED STATES.
  • 00:13:08.190 --> 00:13:12.130
  • HOPEFULLY THIS WILL CONTINUE TO ADD JOBS
  • 00:13:12.150 --> 00:13:14.270
  • TO OUR LABOR MARKET IN 2020 AND BEYOND.
  • 00:13:14.290 --> 00:13:17.290
  • WHEN WE RETURN, WE'RE GONNA ASK VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE
  • 00:13:18.010 --> 00:13:21.200
  • MORE PERSONAL QUESTIONS AND WE'LL LEARN
  • 00:13:21.220 --> 00:13:24.010
  • WHAT HELPED SHAPE HIM AND WHAT COMPOSES
  • 00:13:24.030 --> 00:13:27.050
  • HIS PERSONAL LIFE AND BELIEFS.
  • 00:13:27.070 --> 00:13:41.000
  • HIS PERSONAL LIFE AND BELIEFS.
  • 00:13:41.000 --> 00:13:53.260
  • HIS PERSONAL LIFE AND BELIEFS.
  • 00:13:53.260 --> 00:14:01.020
  • [ENERGETIC UPBEAT MUSIC]
  • 00:14:01.040 --> 00:14:03.100
  • WELCOME BACK TO CONVERSATIONS.
  • 00:14:03.120 --> 00:14:05.170
  • CHUCK COLSON WAS A POWERFUL ADVOCATE FOR FAITH
  • 00:14:05.190 --> 00:14:08.250
  • AND HE SAW GOVERNMENT AS SOMETHING THAT DEPENDED ON
  • 00:14:08.270 --> 00:14:11.030
  • MORAL AUTHORITY THAT CAME FROM ABOVE,
  • 00:14:11.050 --> 00:14:14.010
  • NOT JUST FROM LEGISLATORS.
  • 00:14:14.030 --> 00:14:16.050
  • HE WAS ALSO A BIT OF A PROPHET WHEN IT CAME TO TOLERANCE.
  • 00:14:16.070 --> 00:14:19.050
  • CONSIDER THIS COMMENT FROM HIM AND I QUOTE,
  • 00:14:19.070 --> 00:14:22.140
  • "THIS IDEA THAT IT'S INTOLERANT TO OBJECT
  • 00:14:22.160 --> 00:14:25.010
  • "TO ANYONE ELSE'S POSITION, HOWEVER,
  • 00:14:25.030 --> 00:14:27.170
  • "IS A COMPLETE PERVERSION
  • 00:14:27.190 --> 00:14:29.100
  • "OF THE HISTORIC UNDERSTANDING OF TOLERANCE,
  • 00:14:29.120 --> 00:14:32.060
  • "WHICH WAS THAT ONE HAD TO HAVE THE RESPECT
  • 00:14:32.080 --> 00:14:34.130
  • "TO LISTEN TO ANYONE ELSE'S POINT OF VIEW
  • 00:14:34.150 --> 00:14:37.010
  • "EVEN ONE WITH WHICH ONE MIGHT PROFOUNDLY DISAGREE.
  • 00:14:37.030 --> 00:14:41.260
  • "TOLERANCE DID NOT REJECT TRUTH CLAIMS, IT RESPECTED THEM."
  • 00:14:41.280 --> 00:14:46.120
  • END QUOTE.
  • 00:14:46.140 --> 00:14:47.250
  • IT READS LIKE HE SAW WHAT WE WOULD FACE TODAY
  • 00:14:47.270 --> 00:14:51.270
  • AND HE WANTED TO SOUND AN ALARM TO PEOPLE
  • 00:14:51.290 --> 00:14:53.230
  • ON THE LEFT AND ON THE RIGHT.
  • 00:14:53.250 --> 00:14:55.240
  • NOW WHY DO I SHARE THIS QUOTE?
  • 00:14:55.260 --> 00:14:57.270
  • BECAUSE WE ALL DESPERATELY NEED TO HEAR IT
  • 00:14:57.290 --> 00:15:01.260
  • AND BECAUSE CHUCK COLSON PLAYED A ROLE
  • 00:15:01.280 --> 00:15:03.230
  • IN SHAPING VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE.
  • 00:15:03.250 --> 00:15:06.210
  • LET'S RETURN TO THE INTERVIEW FOR MORE.
  • 00:15:06.230 --> 00:15:10.060
  • I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE,
  • 00:15:10.080 --> 00:15:11.240
  • THEY KNOW YOU'RE THE VICE PRESIDENT,
  • 00:15:11.260 --> 00:15:13.080
  • THEY KNEW YOU AS A GOVERNOR AND A CONGRESSMAN,
  • 00:15:13.100 --> 00:15:14.270
  • BUT THERE'S SOME PRETTY COOL STORIES
  • 00:15:14.290 --> 00:15:17.130
  • ABOUT MIKE PENCE THAT I WANT US TO GET INTO.
  • 00:15:17.150 --> 00:15:19.160
  • ONE IS, CHARLES COLSON'S INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE
  • 00:15:19.180 --> 00:15:23.000
  • 'CAUSE I THOUGHT HE WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST HUMAN BEINGS,
  • 00:15:23.020 --> 00:15:24.210
  • ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT HUMAN BEINGS
  • 00:15:24.230 --> 00:15:26.070
  • I'D EVER BEEN AROUND AND I KNOW HE MEANT A LOT TO YOU, WHY?
  • 00:15:26.090 --> 00:15:29.240
  • - WELL, I HAD THE CHANCE WHEN I SERVED IN THE CONGRESS
  • 00:15:29.260 --> 00:15:31.280
  • TO GET TO KNOW CHUCK COLSON.
  • 00:15:32.000 --> 00:15:35.040
  • YOU KNOW, LIKE SO MANY OTHER CHRISTIANS AROUND THE COUNTRY,
  • 00:15:35.060 --> 00:15:37.210
  • I'D BEEN DEEPLY MOVED BY HIS WRITINGS
  • 00:15:37.230 --> 00:15:39.220
  • AND HIS CLARION VOICE IN THE LIFE OF THE NATION,
  • 00:15:39.240 --> 00:15:43.230
  • BUT WHEN I WAS LEADING CONSERVATIVES
  • 00:15:43.250 --> 00:15:45.200
  • IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
  • 00:15:45.220 --> 00:15:46.270
  • HE, LIKE HE DID WITH, I THINK,
  • 00:15:46.290 --> 00:15:49.120
  • MANY PEOPLE OVER THE COURSE OF HIS LIFE,
  • 00:15:49.140 --> 00:15:51.250
  • HE KINDA TOOK ME UNDER WING AND WAS A MENTOR AND A FRIEND
  • 00:15:51.270 --> 00:15:55.120
  • AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT HIS WORK
  • 00:15:55.140 --> 00:15:59.110
  • IN THE PRISON FELLOWSHIP MINISTRY,
  • 00:15:59.130 --> 00:16:01.250
  • BUT HIS KEEN INSIGHT ABOUT THE NATION
  • 00:16:01.270 --> 00:16:05.000
  • STILL INFLUENCES ME TO THIS DAY.
  • 00:16:05.020 --> 00:16:06.270
  • I DON'T GO TOO LONG WITHOUT TAKING THE TIME
  • 00:16:06.290 --> 00:16:09.190
  • TO DUST OFF SOME OF HIS WRITINGS
  • 00:16:09.210 --> 00:16:11.210
  • AND READ A LITTLE BIT.
  • 00:16:11.230 --> 00:16:13.050
  • - WOULDN'T HE BE PROUD TODAY OF THE FIRST STEP INITIATIVE
  • 00:16:13.070 --> 00:16:16.120
  • THAT YOU WORKED ON, THAT THE PRESIDENT SIGNED
  • 00:16:16.140 --> 00:16:18.150
  • AND WORKED SO HARD TO GET DONE
  • 00:16:18.170 --> 00:16:20.050
  • AND A BI-PARTISAN, I MEAN,
  • 00:16:20.070 --> 00:16:21.130
  • WHEN YOU CAN BRING PEOPLE AS FAR APART AS VAN JONES
  • 00:16:21.150 --> 00:16:25.170
  • AND YOU KNOW, ANYONE TO THE RIGHT, ANYONE
  • 00:16:25.190 --> 00:16:30.030
  • AND GET 'EM TOGETHER AND HAVE 'EM IN THE SAME ROOM,
  • 00:16:30.050 --> 00:16:33.000
  • CELEBRATING A PIECE OF LEGISLATION,
  • 00:16:33.020 --> 00:16:34.280
  • IT'S PRETTY SIGNIFICANT AND I THINK A LOT OF THAT,
  • 00:16:35.000 --> 00:16:37.130
  • THE SPIRITUAL MAYBE INSPIRATION FOR THAT
  • 00:16:37.150 --> 00:16:40.100
  • GOES ALL THE WAY BACK TO CHUCK COLSON.
  • 00:16:40.120 --> 00:16:42.080
  • - I REALLY BELIEVE IT DOES.
  • 00:16:42.100 --> 00:16:43.160
  • I MEAN YOU, LOOK,
  • 00:16:43.180 --> 00:16:44.270
  • WE WANT AMERICA TO BE THE WORST PLACE IN THE WORLD
  • 00:16:44.290 --> 00:16:48.060
  • FOR SOMEONE TO COMMIT A SERIOUS CRIME,
  • 00:16:48.080 --> 00:16:51.000
  • BUT WE ALSO WANT AMERICA TO BE THE BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD,
  • 00:16:51.020 --> 00:16:54.070
  • AFTER YOU'VE DONE YOUR TIME, TO GET A SECOND CHANCE.
  • 00:16:54.090 --> 00:16:56.280
  • - WELL SAID.
  • 00:16:57.000 --> 00:16:58.130
  • - CHUCK COLSON WAS SOMEONE WHO BELIEVED IN SECOND CHANCES.
  • 00:16:58.150 --> 00:17:00.040
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:17:00.060 --> 00:17:01.010
  • - AND WITH THE FIRST STEP ACT,
  • 00:17:01.030 --> 00:17:03.120
  • IT WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED
  • 00:17:03.140 --> 00:17:04.150
  • WITHOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP'S LEADERSHIP.
  • 00:17:04.170 --> 00:17:06.100
  • I MEAN, HE LITERALLY BROUGHT TOGETHER
  • 00:17:06.120 --> 00:17:07.200
  • DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS
  • 00:17:07.220 --> 00:17:10.060
  • AND BROUGHT TOGETHER LEADERS
  • 00:17:10.080 --> 00:17:11.210
  • IN THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY
  • 00:17:11.230 --> 00:17:13.060
  • AND CRAFTED LEGISLATION THAT WAS A GREAT,
  • 00:17:13.080 --> 00:17:17.010
  • GREAT CONTRIBUTION TO THE LIFE
  • 00:17:17.030 --> 00:17:18.140
  • OF THE NATION AND TO OUR SYSTEM OF JUSTICE,
  • 00:17:18.160 --> 00:17:21.070
  • BUT CHUCK COLSON, I HAVE NO DOUBT,
  • 00:17:21.090 --> 00:17:22.250
  • IMPACTED THAT AND ANOTHER THING THAT HE AND I WORKED ON
  • 00:17:22.270 --> 00:17:25.230
  • THAT DOESN'T GET TALKED ABOUT ENOUGH
  • 00:17:25.250 --> 00:17:27.120
  • WAS WHEN PRESIDENT BUSH TOOK THE STEPS THAT HE TOOK
  • 00:17:27.140 --> 00:17:32.000
  • TO DEAL WITH THE AIDS PANDEMIC IN AFRICA.
  • 00:17:32.020 --> 00:17:35.220
  • CHUCK COLSON WAS THERE WORKING WITH MANY OF US IN CONGRESS
  • 00:17:35.240 --> 00:17:39.210
  • TO CRAFT AN AGREEMENT, TO CRAFT FUNDING
  • 00:17:39.230 --> 00:17:43.050
  • THAT STAVED OFF WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A HUMAN CATASTROPHE
  • 00:17:43.070 --> 00:17:47.260
  • OF AIDS IN AFRICA AND IT'S SOMETHING
  • 00:17:47.280 --> 00:17:50.220
  • EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD BE PROUD OF.
  • 00:17:50.240 --> 00:17:52.110
  • THE PEPFAR PROGRAM HAS SAVED TENS OF THOUSANDS OF LIVES
  • 00:17:52.130 --> 00:17:57.020
  • IN AFRICA AND IT REPRESENTS THE BEST OF OUR COUNTRY.
  • 00:17:57.040 --> 00:17:59.190
  • - I TOTALLY AGREE, 100%.
  • 00:17:59.210 --> 00:18:04.060
  • THERE'S A GENTLEMAN IN YOUR PAST NAMED J.M. CURTIS,
  • 00:18:04.080 --> 00:18:06.200
  • A HISTORY PROFESSOR YOU HAD IN COLLEGE.
  • 00:18:06.220 --> 00:18:11.000
  • MY UNDERSTANDING IS HE HAD A BIG INFLUENCE ON YOU
  • 00:18:11.020 --> 00:18:14.030
  • IN HELPING TO SHAPE YOUR VIEWS OF GOVERNMENT
  • 00:18:14.050 --> 00:18:16.130
  • AND WHAT IT SHOULD BE, WHAT IT SHOULDN'T BE,
  • 00:18:16.150 --> 00:18:19.110
  • HOW DID HE IMPACT YOU AND WHY?
  • 00:18:19.130 --> 00:18:21.140
  • - YOU KNOW, I WAS ACTUALLY ACTIVE IN
  • 00:18:21.160 --> 00:18:24.210
  • DEMOCRATIC PARTY POLITICS WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL
  • 00:18:24.230 --> 00:18:27.220
  • AND I TOOK THAT PARTY AFFILIATION OFF TO
  • 00:18:27.240 --> 00:18:31.260
  • IN FACT, I WAS THE YOUTH DEMOCRATIC PARTY COORDINATOR
  • 00:18:31.280 --> 00:18:35.040
  • IN BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, INDIANA.
  • 00:18:35.060 --> 00:18:36.200
  • [LAUGHING]
  • 00:18:36.220 --> 00:18:37.200
  • KIND OF A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER.
  • 00:18:37.220 --> 00:18:39.040
  • - I'M SURE THEY STILL HAVE PLAQUES UP ABOUT THAT NOW.
  • 00:18:39.060 --> 00:18:42.180
  • - BUT I WENT OFF TO COLLEGE AND DR. CURTIS
  • 00:18:42.200 --> 00:18:45.270
  • WHO IS STILL A FRIEND TO THIS DAY,
  • 00:18:45.290 --> 00:18:47.120
  • REALLY CHALLENGED ME.
  • 00:18:47.140 --> 00:18:49.140
  • HE CHALLENGED ME TO THINK FRESH ABOUT
  • 00:18:49.160 --> 00:18:52.220
  • WHAT IT WAS I WAS RAISED TO BELIEVE.
  • 00:18:52.240 --> 00:18:54.120
  • YOU KNOW, MY GRANDFATHER EMIGRATED TO THIS COUNTRY
  • 00:18:54.140 --> 00:18:56.150
  • FROM IRELAND.
  • 00:18:56.170 --> 00:18:57.220
  • MY DAD BUILT A SMALL GAS STATION BUSINESS,
  • 00:18:57.240 --> 00:18:59.260
  • WAS A COMBAT VETERAN IN KOREA
  • 00:18:59.280 --> 00:19:02.160
  • AND HE BEGAN TO SPEAK TO ME ABOUT THE VISION
  • 00:19:02.180 --> 00:19:05.030
  • OF THE AMERICAN FOUNDING
  • 00:19:05.050 --> 00:19:07.010
  • AND THE MORE I LISTENED TO HIM
  • 00:19:07.030 --> 00:19:09.130
  • AND THE MORE I LISTENED TO MY SECOND FAVORITE PRESIDENT,
  • 00:19:09.150 --> 00:19:13.050
  • RONALD REAGAN, THE MORE I REALIZED I WAS A REPUBLICAN.
  • 00:19:13.070 --> 00:19:16.120
  • [LAUGHING]
  • 00:19:16.140 --> 00:19:17.260
  • - MR. VICE PRESIDENT, I THINK YOU'RE THE ONLY GUY I KNOW
  • 00:19:17.280 --> 00:19:20.080
  • THAT WENT TO COLLEGE A DEMOCRAT AND CAME OUT A REPUBLICAN.
  • 00:19:20.100 --> 00:19:23.080
  • USUALLY IT'S THE OTHER WAY AROUND.
  • 00:19:23.100 --> 00:19:25.050
  • [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING]
  • 00:19:25.070 --> 00:19:26.110
  • JAY M. CURTIS MUST BE ONE VERY EFFECTIVE
  • 00:19:26.130 --> 00:19:29.190
  • COLLEGE PROFESSOR AND I WANT TO SAY,
  • 00:19:29.210 --> 00:19:32.260
  • WE'RE GRATEFUL TO HIM FOR HAVING HELPED
  • 00:19:32.280 --> 00:19:35.080
  • SHAPED YOU BECAUSE YOU'VE BEEN A CONSERVATIVE LEADER,
  • 00:19:35.100 --> 00:19:39.090
  • BOTH AS A MEMBER OF CONGRESS AND AS A GOVERNOR.
  • 00:19:39.110 --> 00:19:41.170
  • YOUR POLICIES REFLECTED A CLARION UNDERSTANDING
  • 00:19:41.190 --> 00:19:46.290
  • THAT THE BEST GOVERNMENT IS THE LESS GOVERNMENT
  • 00:19:47.010 --> 00:19:52.190
  • AND THE BEST GOVERNMENT IS THE MOST LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
  • 00:19:52.210 --> 00:19:55.100
  • WASHINGTON DOESN'T NECESSARILY EMBRACE THAT,
  • 00:19:55.120 --> 00:19:57.290
  • BUT YOU NEVER HAVE LEFT THAT IDEOLOGY
  • 00:19:58.010 --> 00:20:01.090
  • THAT YOU HAD WHEN YOU WERE STARTING OUT AT INDIANA.
  • 00:20:01.110 --> 00:20:04.050
  • - WELL THAT PROFESSOR YOU TALKED ABOUT
  • 00:20:04.070 --> 00:20:05.120
  • WAS A CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORIAN
  • 00:20:05.140 --> 00:20:08.080
  • AND REALLY IGNITED IN ME A PASSION
  • 00:20:08.100 --> 00:20:12.030
  • FOR THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.
  • 00:20:12.050 --> 00:20:14.100
  • YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES WHEN I'M WORKING A ROPE LINE,
  • 00:20:14.120 --> 00:20:16.160
  • KIDS'LL ASK ME TO SIGN A COPY OF THE CONSTITUTION
  • 00:20:16.180 --> 00:20:18.200
  • AND I SAY, "IF I SIGN IT, YOU GOTTA READ IT."
  • 00:20:18.220 --> 00:20:22.150
  • BECAUSE IT'S AN EXTRAORDINARY DOCUMENT,
  • 00:20:22.170 --> 00:20:24.240
  • NOT ONLY THE MOST SUCCESSFUL REPUBLIC
  • 00:20:24.260 --> 00:20:26.210
  • IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND,
  • 00:20:26.230 --> 00:20:28.230
  • BUT IT IS A DOCUMENT OF A LIMITED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
  • 00:20:28.250 --> 00:20:32.020
  • THAT ENSHRINES IN THE BILL OF RIGHTS
  • 00:20:32.040 --> 00:20:33.290
  • OUR GOD GIVEN LIBERTIES, BUT ALL THROUGHOUT,
  • 00:20:34.010 --> 00:20:37.000
  • TO YOUR POINT, THAT 10TH AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION,
  • 00:20:37.020 --> 00:20:40.290
  • ESSENTIALLY REAFFIRMED EVERYTHING
  • 00:20:41.010 --> 00:20:42.240
  • THAT WAS IN THE CONSTITUTION THAT IT'S SO IMPORTANT
  • 00:20:42.260 --> 00:20:47.050
  • TO REMEMBER THAT IT WAS STATES THAT CREATED
  • 00:20:47.070 --> 00:20:49.220
  • THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND WHEN THE CONSTITUTION WAS FORMED,
  • 00:20:49.240 --> 00:20:53.060
  • THEY WANTED IT TO BE CLEAR THAT THERE WERE CERTAIN DUTIES
  • 00:20:53.080 --> 00:20:55.290
  • WE WANTED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ADVANCE
  • 00:20:56.010 --> 00:20:57.200
  • TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE,
  • 00:20:57.220 --> 00:20:59.030
  • PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE,
  • 00:20:59.050 --> 00:21:01.050
  • BUT THAT THOSE THINGS THAT WERE NOT SPECIFICALLY GIVEN
  • 00:21:01.070 --> 00:21:04.250
  • TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WERE RESERVED TO THE STATES.
  • 00:21:04.270 --> 00:21:06.280
  • YOU'VE BEEN A GOVERNOR, I'VE BEEN A GOVERNOR
  • 00:21:07.000 --> 00:21:09.180
  • AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
  • 00:21:09.200 --> 00:21:12.190
  • HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO BELIEVES IN FEDERALISM TODAY
  • 00:21:12.210 --> 00:21:16.060
  • AND IT'S THAT PHILOSOPHY OF GOVERNMENT, I THINK,
  • 00:21:16.080 --> 00:21:18.220
  • THAT HAS INSPIRED MY LIFE AND I CAN TELL YOU
  • 00:21:18.240 --> 00:21:23.180
  • THAT IT ANIMATES THE PHILOSOPHY OF THIS PRESIDENT
  • 00:21:23.200 --> 00:21:26.140
  • AND THIS ADMINISTRATION EVERY DAY.
  • 00:21:26.160 --> 00:21:28.000
  • - YOU'VE SHOWN AN ENORMOUS LEVEL OF PERSONAL LEADERSHIP,
  • 00:21:28.020 --> 00:21:31.130
  • SOMETHING YOU GOT SCORNED FOR,
  • 00:21:31.150 --> 00:21:32.230
  • BUT THAT IS THAT YOU'RE VERY DEDICATED
  • 00:21:32.250 --> 00:21:36.040
  • TO YOUR LOVELY WIFE, KAREN,
  • 00:21:36.060 --> 00:21:37.200
  • THE SECOND LADY OF THE UNITED STATES
  • 00:21:37.220 --> 00:21:39.180
  • AND YOU JUST HAVE SAID THAT YOU DON'T GO AND
  • 00:21:39.200 --> 00:21:44.290
  • HAVE MOMENTS WITH WOMEN THAT ARE NOT YOUR WIFE
  • 00:21:45.010 --> 00:21:47.160
  • WITHOUT YOUR WIFE PRESENT
  • 00:21:47.180 --> 00:21:49.060
  • AND THERE WERE PEOPLE THAT THOUGHT THAT
  • 00:21:49.080 --> 00:21:50.200
  • THAT'S SO OLD FASHIONED, THAT'S SO NUTTY,
  • 00:21:50.220 --> 00:21:53.110
  • CAN'T BELIEVE SOMEBODY WOULD ACTUALLY DO THAT
  • 00:21:53.130 --> 00:21:55.060
  • AND THEN THE ME TOO MOVEMENT CAME AROUND
  • 00:21:55.080 --> 00:21:57.100
  • AND EVERYBODY SAID, "MIKE PENCE IS A GENIUS."
  • 00:21:57.120 --> 00:21:59.200
  • HE'S THE ONLY GUY IN AMERICA THAT HAS NOBODY
  • 00:21:59.220 --> 00:22:02.030
  • WHO CAN EVER SAY SOMETHING ABOUT HIS FIDELITY TO HIS SPOUSE.
  • 00:22:02.050 --> 00:22:06.190
  • YOU KNOW, THAT WAS PRETTY POWERFUL,
  • 00:22:06.210 --> 00:22:09.150
  • YET YOU WERE CRITICIZED FOR IT
  • 00:22:09.170 --> 00:22:11.030
  • UNTIL PEOPLE STARTED REALIZING
  • 00:22:11.050 --> 00:22:13.090
  • THAT YOU HAD BEEN PROTECTIVE OF YOUR MARRIAGE
  • 00:22:13.110 --> 00:22:15.160
  • IN A WAY THAT OTHER PEOPLE PROBABLY WISHED THEY HAD.
  • 00:22:15.180 --> 00:22:19.180
  • - WELL, THANK YOU, MIKE.
  • 00:22:19.200 --> 00:22:21.100
  • I'M HUMBLED BY THAT.
  • 00:22:21.120 --> 00:22:24.050
  • LET ME SAY, OTHER THAN MY DECISION
  • 00:22:24.070 --> 00:22:26.100
  • TO PUT MY FAITH IN CHRIST,
  • 00:22:26.120 --> 00:22:27.210
  • THE SECOND BEST DECISION I EVER MADE
  • 00:22:27.230 --> 00:22:30.030
  • WAS WHEN I ASKED KAREN WHITAKER TO BE MY WIFE.
  • 00:22:30.050 --> 00:22:33.100
  • [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING]
  • 00:22:33.120 --> 00:22:34.130
  • SHE'S AN AMAZING PERSON.
  • 00:22:34.150 --> 00:22:35.260
  • -[MIKE] SHE IS AN AMAZING PERSON.
  • 00:22:35.280 --> 00:22:37.000
  • I AGREE WITH THAT.
  • 00:22:37.020 --> 00:22:38.000
  • - SHE'S AN AMAZING SECOND LADY.
  • 00:22:38.020 --> 00:22:39.210
  • SHE'S JUST GOT SUCH A HEART FOR MILITARY FAMILIES.
  • 00:22:39.230 --> 00:22:43.180
  • SHE'S TRAVELING ALL OVER THE COUNTRY
  • 00:22:43.200 --> 00:22:45.000
  • SUPPORTING MILITARY SPOUSES,
  • 00:22:45.020 --> 00:22:47.190
  • BUT YEAH, IT WAS, I GOTTA TELL YOU,
  • 00:22:47.210 --> 00:22:49.270
  • THE THINGS THAT YOU GET CRITICIZED FOR IN PUBLIC LIFE
  • 00:22:49.290 --> 00:22:52.100
  • SOMETIMES SURPRISE YOU.
  • 00:22:52.120 --> 00:22:54.180
  • THAT ONE DID.
  • 00:22:54.200 --> 00:22:56.080
  • I THINK I'D MENTIONED IN AN INTERVIEW 15 YEARS AGO
  • 00:22:56.100 --> 00:22:59.250
  • THAT A PROMISE MY WIFE AND I HAD MADE
  • 00:22:59.270 --> 00:23:03.030
  • IS THAT I WOULD NEVER DINE ALONE WITH A WOMAN
  • 00:23:03.050 --> 00:23:06.240
  • NOT MY WIFE, BUT I HAVE TO TELL YOU,
  • 00:23:06.260 --> 00:23:09.280
  • WE'RE COMING UP ON ABOUT 35 YEARS OF MARRIAGE--
  • 00:23:10.000 --> 00:23:15.110
  • - YOU BETTER GET THAT NUMBER RIGHT.
  • 00:23:15.130 --> 00:23:17.190
  • YOU'LL BE EATING ALONE A LOT IF YOU DON'T. [LAUGHS]
  • 00:23:17.210 --> 00:23:20.200
  • - GREATEST BLESSING IN MY LIFE
  • 00:23:20.220 --> 00:23:23.010
  • IS HAVING KAREN PENCE AS MY WIFE, IT REALLY IS TRUE.
  • 00:23:23.030 --> 00:23:26.050
  • - WELL SHE IS A DELIGHTFUL PERSON
  • 00:23:26.070 --> 00:23:28.080
  • AND YOU GUYS HAVE SOME WONDERFUL CHILDREN,
  • 00:23:28.100 --> 00:23:30.070
  • ONE OF WHOM IS A MARINE.
  • 00:23:30.090 --> 00:23:32.270
  • - WELL THANK YOU.
  • 00:23:32.290 --> 00:23:34.110
  • YEAH, OUR SON, MICHAEL, IS A UNITED STATES MARINE CAPTAIN
  • 00:23:34.130 --> 00:23:38.140
  • AND HE'S AN AVIATOR, MARRIED TO HIS WONDERFUL WIFE, SARA,
  • 00:23:38.160 --> 00:23:45.080
  • WHO IS AN INCREDIBLE WOMAN,
  • 00:23:45.100 --> 00:23:48.000
  • A GREAT MILITARY SPOUSE AND MY TWO DAUGHTERS,
  • 00:23:48.020 --> 00:23:52.240
  • BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU KNEW THIS,
  • 00:23:52.260 --> 00:23:54.160
  • BUT MY TWO DAUGHTERS ARE BOTH ENGAGED NOW--
  • 00:23:54.180 --> 00:23:56.280
  • - DID NOT KNOW THAT.
  • 00:23:57.000 --> 00:23:58.230
  • - OUR ONE DAUGHTER IS FINISHING LAW SCHOOL
  • 00:23:58.250 --> 00:24:01.270
  • AND WILL GET MARRIED SOON
  • 00:24:01.290 --> 00:24:03.110
  • AND OUR OTHER DAUGHTER JUST GOT ENGAGED TO A NAVY PILOT
  • 00:24:03.130 --> 00:24:06.250
  • SO WE'LL BE A TWO MILITARY FAMILY.
  • 00:24:06.270 --> 00:24:11.210
  • - IF YOU'VE GOT TWO WEDDINGS COMING UP
  • 00:24:11.230 --> 00:24:13.120
  • WITH TWO DAUGHTERS, WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO RAISE THE PAY
  • 00:24:13.140 --> 00:24:15.250
  • OF THE VICE PRESIDENT 'CAUSE IT'S NOT ENOUGH.
  • 00:24:15.270 --> 00:24:18.090
  • [LAUGHING]
  • 00:24:18.110 --> 00:24:19.200
  • THERE'S GONNA HAVE TO BE AN ACT OF CONGRESS GOING ON.
  • 00:24:19.220 --> 00:24:20.230
  • - INCREDIBLY EXCITING, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:24:20.250 --> 00:24:22.090
  • I THINK, YOU KNOW, I ALWAYS USED TO HEAR PEOPLE SAY,
  • 00:24:22.110 --> 00:24:26.130
  • PEOPLE THAT WERE OLDER THAN ME,
  • 00:24:26.150 --> 00:24:27.210
  • THAT THEY TOOK MORE PRIDE IN WHAT THEIR CHILDREN
  • 00:24:27.230 --> 00:24:29.110
  • WERE ACCOMPLISHING THAN ANYTHING THAT THEY'D EVER DONE.
  • 00:24:29.130 --> 00:24:32.280
  • I THOUGHT THAT WAS JUST SOMETHING PEOPLE SAID,
  • 00:24:33.000 --> 00:24:36.120
  • BUT IT'S SO TRUE.
  • 00:24:36.140 --> 00:24:37.250
  • YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW WITH YOUR INCREDIBLE DAUGHTER, SARA,
  • 00:24:37.270 --> 00:24:41.090
  • AND EVERYTHING'S SHE'S DONE.
  • 00:24:41.110 --> 00:24:42.040
  • -[MIKE] THANK YOU.
  • 00:24:42.060 --> 00:24:43.170
  • [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING]
  • 00:24:43.190 --> 00:24:46.230
  • - YOU AND I HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO HAVE A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES
  • 00:24:46.250 --> 00:24:49.180
  • IN OUR LIVES, MIKE, AND,
  • 00:24:49.200 --> 00:24:51.150
  • BUT I TAKE SO MUCH MORE SATISFACTION IN SEEING
  • 00:24:51.170 --> 00:24:56.070
  • MY CHILDREN SUCCEEDING AND LIVING THEIR DREAMS
  • 00:24:56.090 --> 00:25:00.090
  • AND SO THANKS FOR MENTIONING THEM.
  • 00:25:00.110 --> 00:25:03.100
  • - WELL I'M REALLY WANTING TO LET PEOPLE KNOW
  • 00:25:03.120 --> 00:25:07.240
  • THE MIKE PENCE THAT MAYBE THEY DON'T KNOW.
  • 00:25:07.260 --> 00:25:09.160
  • THEY SEE THE VICE PRESIDENT, BUT THAT GUY WHO, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:25:09.180 --> 00:25:13.180
  • WAS INFLUENCED IN COLLEGE, BEEN FAITHFUL TO HIS WIFE,
  • 00:25:13.200 --> 00:25:16.230
  • HAS RAISED REMARKABLE CHILDREN
  • 00:25:16.250 --> 00:25:19.130
  • AND IS AN AMATEUR CARTOONIST.
  • 00:25:19.150 --> 00:25:21.060
  • [LAUGHING]
  • 00:25:21.080 --> 00:25:23.030
  • THE PART OF YOUR BIOGRAPHY--
  • 00:25:23.050 --> 00:25:24.070
  • - I DON'T KNOW ABOUT AMATEUR.
  • 00:25:24.090 --> 00:25:26.050
  • - EXCUSE ME, OKAY.
  • 00:25:26.070 --> 00:25:28.110
  • SO HE'S A PROFESSIONAL CARTOONIST,
  • 00:25:28.130 --> 00:25:30.070
  • IT JUST HAPPENS TO BE,
  • 00:25:30.090 --> 00:25:32.030
  • SO HOW OFTEN DO YOU DO THIS STUFF?
  • 00:25:32.050 --> 00:25:34.130
  • YOU DO CARTOONS REGULARLY?
  • 00:25:34.150 --> 00:25:36.030
  • - I DID A CARTOON STRIP WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL
  • 00:25:36.050 --> 00:25:38.260
  • AND THEN I DID ONE IN COLLEGE.
  • 00:25:38.280 --> 00:25:40.030
  • I DID ONE IN LAW SCHOOL
  • 00:25:40.050 --> 00:25:41.210
  • AND IN FACT, I WAS JUST OVER AT WONDERFUL BUSINESS HERE
  • 00:25:41.230 --> 00:25:47.100
  • IN NASHVILLE, TYSON, HAD ME SIGN A SIGN
  • 00:25:47.120 --> 00:25:49.160
  • AND I DREW A CARICATURE ON THAT.
  • 00:25:49.180 --> 00:25:52.020
  • I LIKE DOING THAT KIND OF THING.
  • 00:25:52.040 --> 00:25:54.040
  • - GIVEN ALL THE EDITORIAL CARTOONS
  • 00:25:54.060 --> 00:25:56.060
  • THAT HAMMER THE PRESIDENT AND YOU,
  • 00:25:56.080 --> 00:25:58.120
  • DON'T YOU THINK YOU OUGHTA DO SOME
  • 00:25:58.140 --> 00:25:59.230
  • AND GO BACK AT 'EM?
  • 00:25:59.250 --> 00:26:00.280
  • [LAUGHING] [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING]
  • 00:26:01.000 --> 00:26:05.170
  • - NOT A BAD IDEA.
  • 00:26:05.190 --> 00:26:06.190
  • [LAUGHING]
  • 00:26:06.210 --> 00:26:08.110
  • YOU KNOW, I LIKE WHAT ABRAHAM LINCOLN SAID
  • 00:26:08.130 --> 00:26:12.290
  • ABOUT THE JOB HE HAD, THE JOBS AT THIS LEVEL.
  • 00:26:13.010 --> 00:26:18.040
  • HE SAID IT'S IMPORTANT TO TAKE YOUR JOB SERIOUSLY,
  • 00:26:18.060 --> 00:26:20.000
  • BUT DON'T TAKE YOURSELF TOO SERIOUSLY
  • 00:26:20.020 --> 00:26:22.070
  • AND SO WE KEEP A SENSE OF HUMOR IN THE MIDST OF ALL OF IT
  • 00:26:22.090 --> 00:26:25.210
  • AND I HAVE TO TELL YA,
  • 00:26:25.230 --> 00:26:33.050
  • ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S THE GREATEST SOURCE
  • 00:26:33.070 --> 00:26:36.120
  • OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO ME IS THE RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:26:36.140 --> 00:26:39.010
  • I'VE BEEN ABLE TO FORGE WITH THIS PRESIDENT.
  • 00:26:39.030 --> 00:26:41.080
  • I MEAN, SOME PEOPLE THINK WE'RE A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT.
  • 00:26:41.100 --> 00:26:43.170
  • - REALLY, I HAVEN'T NOTICED THAT. [LAUGHS]
  • 00:26:43.190 --> 00:26:47.150
  • - AND WE ARE, YOU KNOW, I MEAN,
  • 00:26:47.170 --> 00:26:49.030
  • YOU KNOW, I'M SMALL TOWN, HE'S BIG CITY, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:26:49.050 --> 00:26:53.030
  • I'M MIDWEST, HE'S NEW YORK.
  • 00:26:53.050 --> 00:26:56.260
  • HE'S BIGGER THAN LIFE, CHARISMATIC, I'M NOT, RIGHT.
  • 00:26:56.280 --> 00:27:02.200
  • BUT WE'VE REALLY FORGED A GREAT FRIENDSHIP
  • 00:27:02.220 --> 00:27:06.080
  • AND THE ENTHUSIASM THAT HE BRINGS TO THE JOB EVERYDAY,
  • 00:27:06.100 --> 00:27:12.040
  • THAT DETERMINATION THAT HE BRINGS TO THE JOB EVERYDAY,
  • 00:27:12.060 --> 00:27:16.160
  • IT'S A GREAT SOURCE OF INSPIRATION TO ME
  • 00:27:16.180 --> 00:27:20.140
  • AND IT'S AN INCREDIBLE PRIVILEGE TO ME
  • 00:27:20.160 --> 00:27:23.150
  • TO BE VICE PRESIDENT TO PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP.
  • 00:27:23.170 --> 00:27:25.270
  • - BUT I WANNA TELL YOU THIS, MR. VICE PRESIDENT,
  • 00:27:25.290 --> 00:27:30.020
  • I THINK WE'RE LUCKY TO HAVE THIS PRESIDENT
  • 00:27:30.040 --> 00:27:31.120
  • AT THIS POINT IN TIME, BUT I THINK THIS PRESIDENT
  • 00:27:31.140 --> 00:27:35.050
  • IS VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE YOU.
  • 00:27:35.070 --> 00:27:36.220
  • YOU GUYS MAKE A GREAT TEAM
  • 00:27:36.240 --> 00:27:38.220
  • AND WE'RE VERY HONORED THAT YOU'RE HERE
  • 00:27:38.240 --> 00:27:41.150
  • TO SHARE WITH US, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.
  • 00:27:41.170 --> 00:27:44.060
  • [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING]
  • 00:27:44.080 --> 00:27:48.000
  • ONE MORE THING I APPRECIATE ABOUT VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE
  • 00:27:48.020 --> 00:27:51.050
  • IS SOMETHING HE'S COMMUNICATED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS.
  • 00:27:51.070 --> 00:27:54.160
  • HE SAID, "I'M A CONSERVATIVE,
  • 00:27:54.180 --> 00:27:56.250
  • "BUT I'M NOT IN A BAD MOOD ABOUT IT.
  • 00:27:56.270 --> 00:27:59.110
  • "LET'S BE CHEERFUL PARTISANS AND HAPPY WARRIORS."
  • 00:27:59.130 --> 00:28:02.270
  • THAT'S A PIECE OF ADVICE I THINK CONSERVATIVES
  • 00:28:02.290 --> 00:28:05.010
  • AND LIBERALS CAN TAKE.
  • 00:28:05.030 --> 00:28:06.240
  • IT SURE WOULD MAKE WASHINGTON A MORE POSITIVE
  • 00:28:06.260 --> 00:28:09.030
  • AND EFFECTIVE PLACE OF GOVERNMENT.
  • 00:28:09.050 --> 00:28:11.250
  • BUT WE HOPE YOU'VE ENJOYED THIS EDITION OF CONVERSATIONS.
  • 00:28:11.270 --> 00:28:15.280
  • I'M MIKE HUCKABEE AND I LOOK FORWARD
  • 00:28:16.000 --> 00:28:17.120
  • TO SEEING YOU AGAIN REAL SOON.
  • 00:28:17.140 --> 00:28:19.250
  • [UPBEAT MUSIC]
  • 00:28:19.270 --> 00:28:20.260