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Pence to CPAC: Tell your communities America is back

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Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Vice President Mike Pence hailed the accomplishments of the Trump administration and stressed the importance of the 2018 midterm elections to the conservative movement, while also railing against Democrats and the media for being out-of-touch with the American people.

One big quote: "The other side is motivated. They’re mobilized... Let this be the day we as a movement decided to deliver another victory for the American people in 2018... Tell [your communities] what they don’t hear in the media. Confidence is back, jobs are coming back… just tell them America is back."

The highlights:

  • On CPAC: "I’m here because I stand with President Trump. I'm here because we stand with the conservative movement. And come to think of it it, we always stand for our flag and our national anthem as well...2017 was the most consequential year in the history of the conservative movement."
  • On immigration: "President Trump promised to enforce our laws, secure our borders, and today, illegal crossings at our Southern border have been cut nearly in half. And make no mistake about it — we're going to build that wall."
  • On North Korea: "For all those in the media who think I should've stood and cheered with the North Koreans, I say: The United States of America doesn't stand with murderous dictatorships — we stand up to murderous dictatorships."
  • On Nancy Pelosi: "She keeps saying that $1,000 bonus for working Americans is nothing more than crumbs...I come from the JoS. A. Bank wing of the West Wing. When our kids were little, we had a term for another $1,000 in our paycheck at the end of the year. Christmas."