tv Campaign 2020 Vice President Pence Campaigns in Greenville SC CSPAN October 27, 2020 7:46pm-8:57pm EDT
issues that impact you. coming up wednesday morning, we discussed this year's presidential campaign in the battleground state of ohio, with reporter seth richardson and professor lauren copeland. what c-span's washington journal, live at 7:00 eastern wednesday morning. be sure to join the discussion with your phone calls, facebook comments, text messages and tweets. ♪ vice president mike pence holds a campaign really with voters -- campaign rally with voters in greenville, south carolina. introducing the vice president, senator lindsey graham. this is a little more than one hour. ♪ you, all.aham: thank thank you so much. ass. kick their let's kick their ass.
i have never been more excited to vote than i am right now. are you? applause]d anybody know where central is that? my dad owned a liquor store and a bar. i have met a lot of you people. i grew up in central south carolina, and i get to introduce the vice president. isn't that great? hey, jeff, go, tigers. i will talk about our governor, hard-working man. south carolina is the best place on the planet to raise a family and start a business. and we are going to keep it that way. thank you, henry. what you allknow have been doing the last couple of days, but i know what i have been weighing. i have been working hard -- what i have been doing. i have been working hard to get the most qualified women on the supreme court in the history of
this country. [tears and applause] -- cheers and applause] people ask me, what happened with you and the president? well, we got off to a rocky start. he beat me pretty bad, i accepted my defeat. but i went to the white house after he was elected and he said, i don't have your phone number. he said, there is a reason for that. -- but when i went over and got to meet the president, it was a delight. i said, i am all in for you, you are my president. let's go change this country. boy, has he. is, we've goting something in common. i've gotten to like him, and he likes him. that gives us a lot to talk about. promises made and promises kept. do you agree? [laughter] -- [applause]
don't you think our country needed disruption? don't you feel like you have somebody on your side? that is what this is about. at two all the people watching the south carolina senate race, south carolina is not for sale. applause] -- applause]d do you know what to look forward to? come wednesday, you are not going to see anymore jamie harrison adds. [applause] in new yorkeople and california, keep wasting your money. we may get outraised, but we are not going to get out devoted, and that is what matters -- get out voted. race isusiasm in this incredible, because people see the difference about where i will take the country and mr. harrison.
president trump has done more in his first term in anybody since ronald reagan. [applause] the man i am going to introduce in a minute has just been by his side every step of the way. did you see the debate with the vice president? [applause] i don't think i've ever been more proud. i've known mike pence for a long time. i knew him when he was in the house, and i'm going to introduce him in a second, but i want to let you know what the country knows, that this is the biggest choice election in your lifetime. it is the difference between conservative judges and liberal judges. it is the difference between nine judges and god knows how many more. the people in charge of the democratic party are crazy. radicallyangerously, hyped up on something. and they are going to take your
country and my country and make it so we don't even recognize it anymore. the only thing between that happening is you. [applause] so everything is on the ballot, liberal judges versus conservative judges, secure orders versus open borders. this idea of decriminalizing coming into the country and getting people who get here illegally free health care is not a good idea. we will have half the world here in six months. many differences that matter. but the basic difference is the idea of the individual. the idea of being able to live from thetry and go back of the liquor store to the senate. the idea of starting a business and having a decent chance of being successful. because they are going to give us government that nobody can
outgrow businesswise. they are going to make all our decisions for us, from the time you are born until the time you die. they are going to make sure you are well taken care of in their eyes. i want to make sure you are well taken care of the way you would like to be taken care of. [applause] it is about you. it is about your family. , and how in central many of you own a gun? if you are a gun owner, you need to vote, right, jeff? well, how about a round of applause for our congressional delegation? [applause] so this is the biggest challenge i have ever faced, and it is good not to do it by yourself. i have never felt more encouraged than i do right now. everything is moving in the right direction. people from all over the country have come to my aid.
remember kavanaugh? remember how you felt when he saw the man' s life being ruined? remember how you felt when i spoke up? hang onto that feeling. my opponent said that the reason he ran is because of the way i behaved in the kavanaugh hearings. is reason i am going to win because of the way i behaved in the kavanaugh hearings. [applause] have faith in the people of south carolina to get this right. there is not enough money you can print to convince us to go down this liberal road that they want to chart for our nation. so i will be in good hands. i just need you to bring your friends and family to the polls, will you? if you don't have a friend and family, make one.
i appreciate it. i need it, and i am going to have your back. a family is here today who lost their loved one has a law enforcement officer. i never met you, but there is a ot at stake here, folks. in our world, the cops are the good guys. applause]d heart goes out to you. you have got a president in donald trump that is on your side. if you are in the military, you have got a commander-in-chief that is going to let you win the war. thepresident trump has had best ally he could have possibly chosen in mike pence. [applause] the vice president is really smart. he has helped the president in every way possible, but there
are things about the pence family you need to know. they walk the walk, they just talk about it. mike's son is a pilot in the marine corps. f-18's forlaw flies the navy. isn't it good to have somebody by the president to understand the military? isn't it good to have somebody by the president who walks in their faith? who is unashamedly pro-life? [applause] isn't it good to have a supreme court justice who is ok with being religious? from indiana, and something tells me mike pence may have had an influence on this decision. but the man i am about to introduce has made a difference in the trump-pence administration. he is ready and able to help
this president no matter the task. he is incredibly loyal. he is incredibly smart. but above all, he loves this country. he has passed on to his own family love of country, to the point it would be willing to die for it. so here's what i am going to do. i am going to get to introduce the vice president of the united states. i never thought i would live to see that happen. i never thought that was possible, growing up in the back of the liquor store, but in america, everything is possible. comes to president trump and vice president pence, the best is yet to come. [cheers and applause] come on, mike. ♪
what an amazing leader and friend. making south carolina proud. how about governor, henry mcmaster, everybody? [applause] strong and steady leadership. and congressman, william timmons, ralph norman, great conservatives in the congress. [applause] all my fellow americans from near and far, it is great to be back in your state. just seven days away from a great victory all across south carolina and all across america. . when we reelect president, donald trump, for four more years! "four more years!"]
come november 3, let's show america that upstate and all of south carolina are trump country. [cheering and applause] "usa!"]hanting vice pres. pence: i want to thank you all for being here. i really do. four years ago, you believed we could be strong again. you believed we could be prosperous again. you said yes to president donald trump in 2016, and we need your state to say yes to four more years of president donald trump in 2020. [applause] and i know you will.
because of all we have done, it is amazing to think about how far we have come. since south carolina said yes to this president. think about it. four years ago, we inherited a military that had been hollowed out by devastating budget cuts. [crowd booing] mored chanting "four years!"] vice pres. pence: sounds like he knows we are winning. [cheering and applause]
think about how far we have come, everybody. four years ago, we inherited a military hollowed out by devastating budget cuts. an economy that was struggling to break out of the slowest recovery since the great depression. terrorism was on the rise around the world. and we witnessed the steady assault on our most cherished values. but in three short years, we rebuilt our military. we revived our economy. we secured our border, supported law-enforcement, and stood for life, liberty, and the constitution of the united states of america. [cheering and applause] it's incredible. it all starts with our national defense.
the constitution says, providing for the common defense is the first object of the national government. you all deserve to know when joe biden was vice president, we were enduring years of budget cuts to our national defense, and hollowed out our military. but under president donald trump, those days are over. [cheering and applause] but the strong support of these allies in the congress, i'm proud to report to you that we have rebuilt our military. president donald trump has signed the largest investment in our national defense since the days of ronald reagan. we are finally giving our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marine, coast guard, and space force the resources and the support they need. to accomplish their mission and defend our nation. senator graham was kind enough to mention the fact that, as your vice president, the highest
title but i hold is dad. and i am the proud father of a united states marine and the father-in-law of a navy pilot. i cannot be more proud to serve alongside a president who cares so deeply about the men and women of the armed forces and their families. [cheering and applause] it's not just about those who serve today, it is about all of you who served in the uniform of the united states. i think i know south carolina well enough to know there's a lot of heroes in the room. if you served in our armed forces, would you understand or -- would you just stand or put your hand in the air, and give us a chance to thank you one more time? [cheering and applause] thank you for your service. thank you for your service. [crowd chanting "usa!"]
vice pres. pence: thank you for your service. god bless you. you all deserve to know, when joe biden was vice president, america saw years of scandal in the v.a. that shocked the conscience of the nation. we readily -- we literally had heroic veterans that were dying, in waiting lists and waiting lines to get into the v.a.. president trump, working with these great conservatives in the house and senate, including a 33 year veteran, colonel lindsey graham, we passed the most sweeping reforms of the v.a. and in 50 years. we fired more than 3000 employees that were not giving our veterans the care they deserve. and veterans' choice is now available for every veteran in america.
stood with those who serve in those who served. -- and those who served. on the economy, after joe biden spent eight years trying to tax and spend and bail and regulate us back to a growing economy, president donald trump, created the greatest economy in american history. it's true. [cheering and applause] it is amazing to think that in the midst of a global pandemic, joe biden wants to raise taxes by $4 trillion. [crowd booing] he has this to trillion dollar -- $2 trillion version of the green new deal. remember, the president had to remind him of that in the first debate. it's like he forgot he was for it. president trump, we cut taxes
across the board for working families and businesses. we rolled back more redtape than any administration in history. we fought for free and fair trade, unleashed american energy, and 7 million good paying job, including jobs right here in the palmetto state. [applause] i mean, in those first three years, wages were rising at the fastest pace in 10 years, wages were rising most rapidly for hard-working, blue-collar workers. the forgotten men and women were forgotten no more. which is quite a contrast from the last administration, wasn't it? when joe biden was vice president, america lost 200,000 manufacturing jobs, and the last president said those jobs were
never coming back. you remember? i heard he was campaigning in florida today. four years ago, he said as -- he was saying manufacturing jobs are gone for good. he actually said, "what magic wand do you have?" but we did not need a magic wand. we just needed president donald trump in the white house. 500,000 manufacturing jobs in created in just three years, including 22,000 right here in south carolina. [cheers and applause] i am telling you. i mean, south carolina is no different than indiana, where i am from. states like ours, we do two things well, make things and grow things, right?
the truth is you have a president who understands that and has been fighting every day to open up the world to what we make and what we grow. [applause] i mean, when we came into office, half of our international trade deficit was with one country, communist china. [crowd booing] and joe biden, joe biden has been a cheerleader for communist china all the way. he actually said the rise of china was a positive development. well, maybe for china. he actually scoffed last year at the idea china was even competition for the united states. under president donald trump, we put china on notice. we said the era of economic surrender is over. [cheering and applause] we imposed tariffs on china, and
we will keep standing strong until they open their markets to what we make and what we grow in and respect private property of americans and businesses. [cheering and applause] the same goes for nafta. i mean, you all remember nafta. in the 25 years after nafta was signed, we literally saw factories across the heartland shuttered by the thousands and jobs moved south of the border and moved overseas. now democrats like joe biden love to complain about nafta, all those years, remember? but they never lifted a finger to do anything about it. but when the man who wrote the art of the deal stepped into the oval office, america got a way better deal. nafta is gone. and the usmca is here.
it is a win for south carolina and america. [cheers and applause] now you all deserve to know that joe biden's running mate, harris, -- oing]d bo i had a debate with her a couple of weeks ago in salt lake city. [cheers and applause] thank you. thank you. i mean i tried to point out in that debate that she was one of only 10 senators to vote against the usmca. she said it didn't go far enough on climate change. i mean, the usmca leveled the playing field for manufacturing in this country, opened up markets for our agriculture to the north and south like never before, but kamala harris voted against it.
i mean, she put her radical environmental agenda ahead of south carolina jobs, workers, farmers, andolina i promise you, when it comes to trade, president trump will always put america first. [cheers and applause] and on health care, you remember the disaster of obama care is a right? [crowd booing] i do. i was in the congress when they foisted that on the country. remember, they said if you like your doctor, you can keep him. wasn't true. they said if you like your health insurance, you can keep it. wasn't true. they said health insurance premiums premiums will go down. actually, when we took office, health insurance premiums had doubled under obama care. during the debate the other
night, and how well did president trump doing that -- do in that debate the other night with joe biden, am i right? [cheers and applause] joe biden in a debate said not one single person lost their health insurance under obamacare. well actually, 6 million with individual policies lost their health insurance, and now joe biden has a plan to import what he calls the public option, but it is just government run health care into obamacare, right? he wants to export the worst parts of bernie sanders medicare for all and drop it in the middle of obamacare. that would threaten the private health insurance of 180 million americans and set us on a path
to socialized medicine. but under president donald trump, we repealed the individual mandate. we lowered the cost of health insurance. we cut the cost of prescription drugs. we passed right to try. and with president donald trump in the white house for four more years, we will lower the cost of health insurance without growing the size of government, and america will never be a socialist country. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting "usa!"] vice pres. pence: men and women of south carolina, we have a choice to make. 70 -- seven days to make it. as the president said in michigan today, it is a choice
between a trump recovery and recovery happening all over america as we speak, all over south carolina -- i mean, you have the new gdp numbers this week. i don't know what they are, but buckle up. you will see the resilience and strength of the american people in this great american comeback. [cheers and applause] man. the choice is really between the v-shaped trump recovery and a a bidenreally depression. there is a nonpartisan study that said under joe biden's economic policies, america would lose 5 million jobs. and the average household income would be reduced by $6,500 a year. so, every day for the next seven days, i want you to find somebody that is undecided, who knows you, who trust you, and say, i ran into mike at the
airport -- [laughter] vice pres. pence: and he wanted me to ask you one serious question. just look at him. as america is standing back up, starting to recover this nation, the eye and say, seriously, who do you really think and bring the american economy all the way back? a career politician who spent 47 years in washington, d.c. raising taxes, stifling our economy under an avalanche of government, or a proven job-creator that saw 7 million created, who is going to keep cutting taxes, rolling back regulations, and fighting for american jobs? [cheering and applause] or the great american comeback we need four more years of donald trump in the white house. chanting "four more
years!"] vice pres. pence: so it has been about our national security, and every day it is about our economic recovery, but it is also about the rule of law, which begins with law and order. [cheers and applause] i could not be more proud to serve alongside a president who has stood every day with the men and women who serve on the thin blue line of law-enforcement. [cheers and applause] president trump and i know what you know, when people put on the uniform of law enforcement every day, strap on a sidearm, and
kiss their families goodbye, they are basically deciding every day to count our lives more important than their own. all my heroes wear uniforms. [cheers and applause] in fact, you know what? there is a lot of law enforcement here today. would you just mind showing them how much you appreciate the job they do to protect and serve our families every day? [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting] thank you. that's great. we do back the blue. we back our heroes. we back our heroes.
like one reno county sheriff's deputy. sergeant jumper was a 28 year law enforcement veteran. in those nearly three decades of service, he earned two distinguished service awards and had a profound impact on the lives of so many in this community. as you all know and i learned on the way here, one week ago, he lost his life in the line of duty. but i am deeply humbled and profoundly honored to be here today and joined by his wonderful wife of 25 years and their daughter. sarah and catherine, we say to you, south carolina and america will never forget or fail to honor the life and service of sergeant jumper. god bless you. [cheers and applause]
now joe biden and his running mate often say they think america is systemically racist. [crowd booing] and worse still, they both say they believe that police officers have an "implicit bias" against minorities. when joe biden was as giphy he supportedif cutting funding for law enforcement, he replied, yes, absolutely. and kamala harris recently praised the mayor of los angeles for cutting $150 million out of the lapd. [crowd booing] i will make you a promise. president trump in the white house for four more years, we will not defund the police. not now, not ever. we are going to back the blue. and we are going to back the blue for four more years.
[cheers and applause] chanting "back the blue!"] vice pres. pence: and let me be clear on this point, we know we don't have to choose between supporting the courageous men and women of law-enforcement and supporting our african-american neighbors, or other minorities, families who live in our major cities. under president donald trump, we funded 4000 new police officers, we funded operation legend, which has arrested more than 2500 violent offenders and in cities across the country this past summer, and at the same time, in our first three years we saw the lowest unemployment ever recorded for african-americans. working with senator tim scott, we created more than 8000 opportunity zones in cities around america.
we passed criminal justice reform. we funded historically black colleges and universities, and we have been fighting to give parents in our cities the right to choose where they go to -- where their children go to school. [cheers and applause] so we will keep supporting our police of every race, creed, and color, and we will support all african-americans in our minority families. i promise you, with four more years of donald trump, we will have law and order in every city in every state in this nation for every american of every race, creed, and color, so help us god. [cheers and applause] but law and order all begins with the rule of law, and i am proud to report to you, standing here today, that president trump has already confirmed more than 230 conservative judges to our federal court at every level,
and they are all principled men and women who will uphold the god-given liberties enshrined in our constitution, like the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, and the second amendment right to keep and bear arms. [cheering and applause] and that includes justice amy coney barrett. [cheers and applause] isn't she great? just amazing. what an inspiring person. i got to know judge barrett a few years back when she was a finalist on our last round. i am a little bit biased, as my friend said, because she happens to be from the state of indiana. but she has been an inspiration,
and i believe she is now and will continue to be an inspiration to young women across this country interested in pursuing careers in the law. [cheering and applause] just like the late justice ruth bader ginsburg was a groundazer, she broke for women in the law, i have confidence she will inspire a new generation. i know that she has inspired a member of the rising generation in my family, a recent law school graduate. who i could not be more proud of. would you mind you just say hello to my daughter, audrey pence? she is an amazing woman and she will do amazing things. [cheers and applause] thank you for that.
you know, and of course, i don't have to tell all of you here in south carolina, more than 230 federal georges -- judges on our courts at every level, including three justices on the supreme court, would not have been possible if it were not for a man who has been a stalwart, courageous, principled leader, the chairman of the judiciary committee in the united states senate, senator lindsey graham. [cheers and applause] i can honestly say i was for lindsey graham before it was cool. [laughter] hey and i -- he and i got to know each other when i was elected to congress. i told him, i remember back in the day, i got acquainted with him on c-span, and i have been a fan ever since. but you all saw him.
the way he stood strong and help to move the confirmation just as -- the confirmation of justice neil gorsuch, the way he fiercely defended just brett -- justice brett kavanaugh. yeah. [cheering and applause] i just heard lindsey graham say his opponents ran because the way he handled the hearing, but i agree with lindsey graham. lindsey graham will win because of the way he handled the hearing. [cheers and applause] and he topped it off yesterday by leading the confirmation of justice amy coney barrett. ofis an incredible champion the constitution of the united states of america. the rule of law has no greater champion. than your senator. right after you reelect president donald trump, we need south carolina to reelect senator lindsey graham for six more years.
[cheering and applause] in a landslide! [cheers and applause] but senator graham already knows, and you deserve to know, after 150 years of nine judges on the supreme court, leading democrats and washington, d.c. are talking about packing the court. that means adding seats on the supreme court so they can appoint activist liberal judges to advance their leftist agenda from the judiciary. [crowd booing] i mean, i was watching this weekend and surrogate of the biden-- surrogates of the campaign said they were open to it, including members of the senate.
aoc just tweeted today, "expand the court." joe biden and kamala harris refuse to answer whether they would pack the court. i tried to get kamala harris to answer that question in our debate. no luck. then joe said he would tell us if he is going to pack the court after judge barrett was confirmed, and now he is saying it is a live ball, and he will not tell us if he is going to pack the court until months after the election. come on, man. [cheers and applause] the american people deserve a straight answer, joe. [cheers and applause] when you are running for the highest office in the land, you ought to be able to say whether you respect the highest court in the land.
but you know, look, we know what is going on here, right? i mean, i was born in the morning, but not yesterday morning. joe biden and kamala harris will pack the court with liberal activist judges if they win this election. it is one more reason why we will not let it happen. we are going to reelect president donald trump and we are going to send lindsey graham back to the united states senate in a renewed republican majority. [cheers and applause] it is that important. [cheers and applause] this is really about protecting our liberties, and protecting the things that matter most. i mean, when joe biden was vice president, we actually saw a steady assault on the religious freedoms of americans.
vp. pence: i mean, through government action they eroded the conscience rights. they actually hauled a group of nuns who had taken a vow of poverty into federal court to force them to compromise their faith and give in to the standards of obamacare. it is incredible. [booing] a leading democrat on the judiciary committee was judge barrett was being confirmed showed that same antipathy towards religious liberty. she said she was concerned because judge barrett said she was sincere about her catholic face. she said, "the dogma lives loudly within you." and hollywood elites have been attacking judge barrett ever since. well, i have news for the
democrats and their friends in hollywood, that dogma lives loudly in me. [cheers and applause] that dogma lives loudly in you. [cheers and applause] and the right to live, work, and worship according to it lives -- to the dictates of our faith lives loudly in the constitution of the united states of america. [cheers and applause] i mean, there is a reason they call freedom of religion our first freedom. a casual understanding of the american founding will tell you what was most important to the people who founded this great republic, and i am proud to report under president donald trump, we restored the rights of doctors, nurses, and religious charities. and we ended the assault on the little sisters of the poor and the supreme court of the united states made it permanent. under president donald trump, we
are going to stand strong for the freedom of religion that -- of every american of every faith, so help us god. [cheers and applause] it is that important. and finally, of all the things this president has done, of all the promises made and promises kept, i could not be more proud to be vice president to a president who stands without apology for the sanctity of human life. [cheers and applause] thank you.
now, joe biden and kamala harris support taxpayer funding of abortion all the way up to birth. [booing] they are calling for a record increase for funding for abortion around the world and the largest abortion provider in america. president donald trump, in our first days, he restored the mexico city policy that prevented any tax dollars from being used to promote abortion around the world. we supported an amendment to prevent the use of taxpayer dollars to support abortion here at home. and president trump signed into law a bill that allowed states to defund planned parenthood. president donald trump is the most pro-life president in american history. [cheers and applause]
so in our first three years, if you are taking notes, we rebuilt our military revived our economy stood from law, order, and liberties. none of that would've been possible without the strong and consistent support of south carolina's delegation to congress. it is true. [cheers and applause] they are stalwarts, everyone. so when we reelect president donald trump, just like i said about your good senator, i need to ask you one more favor, we need south carolina to send a congressman to a new republican majority in the congress of the united states and retire nancy pelosi once and for all. [cheers and applause]
i was in the congress last time we retired nancy, and i intend to be around when we do it again. [cheers and applause] you know, when we look at all that we were able to accomplish with a republican house and republican senate in those first three years, there is only one way you can describe it. we made america great again. [cheers and applause] right? [cheers and applause] and then the coronavirus struck from china. but before the first document a case of community spread anywhere in america, president trump did what no american
president had ever done, he suspended all travel from china, the second largest economy in the world. [cheers and applause] now, joe biden would call that xenophobic. he also called it hysterical. he, he literally wrote a couple of days before the president made that decision in january that suspending travel during a global pandemic would "make things worse." which is no surprise, because when swine was striking the -- when swine flu, h1n1, was striking the country in 2009 and joe biden was vice president, they refused to shut the border with mexico. and 60 million americans became infected. but i can tell you, today, today , as the head of the white house coronavirus task force, i can tell you personally, president trump's decision to suspend all travel from china saved untold american lives, because it bought us time to stand up the greatest national mobilization since world war ii.
true. we reinvented testing. we forged a seamless partnership with states across the country. we started with the production, manufacture, distribution of medical supplies, the development of medicines and therapeutic saving lives every day, and under this president's leadership that we are just a short time away from having the world, with tens of millions of doses for the american people. [cheers and applause] we have all been through a lot, and i promise you, we will continue. thank you. it has been my great honor. we will keep protecting the vulnerable.
we will keep making sure our incredible doctors and nurses have all the supplies and resources that they need to get everyone the level of care we would want any family member to have. we will keep developing lifesaving medicines and vaccines until we put this coronavirus in the past. and while joe biden is talking about shutting down our economy, we are opening up america again. [cheers and applause] it is amazing to think, a testament to the resilience of the american people, the foundation we forged in those first three years, and the unprecedented recovery and relief aid senator graham and his great delegation supported for families and businesses. we lost 22 million jobs at the height of this pandemic, but we have seen in five months 11.5
million americans have gone back to work, including 320,000 people right here in south carolina. we are opening up america again. [cheers and applause] and we are opening up american schools. [cheers and applause] it is a tribute to the people of this state, the sacrifices we have made to put families first. it is a tribute to the doctors, nurses, health care providers, and first responders. i also have to say, it is also a tribute to south carolina, to the strong, steady, compassionate leadership of governor henry mcmaster. [cheers and applause] governor, thank you for your leadership in this challenging time. would you join me in thanking governor mcmaster. i have worked with him every day. what a good man.
so we passed through a time of testing, but i expect you showed up because we are coming to a time for choosing. it has never been clear, the stakes have never been higher. when you look at their agenda, higher taxes, open borders, socialized medicine, agree new deal, defunding the police, packing the courts, abortion on demand, it is clear that joe biden would be nothing more than a trojan horse for the radical left. joe biden says democracy is on the ballot, well, i think our economic recovery is on the ballot. i think law and order are on the ballot. but i also, i also truly believe there are things much more foundational to who we are that are on the ballot as well.
i think in this election, it will not be so much whether americans are more republican or more democrat, more conservative or more liberal, more red or more blue, i think the choice in this election is whether america remains america. [applause] whether we will chart a course in the future based on our highest ideals of freedom, faith, family, free enterprise, or whether we would let joe biden in the radical left take us on a downward path to more government, less freedom, more dependency, socialism, and american decline. [booing]
so let me say, men and women of south carolina, for all the ideals that have always made this country great, for our freedom that is at the foundation of who we are, we need to decide right here and right now that joe biden will never be president of the united states. we will reelect president donald trump for four more years. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting "four more years"] it is on, south carolina. it is on. and we have seven days to get it done. you know, um, when the president called me and asked me to join this ticket four years ago, i really did not know him very well, but we got to be close friends. we talk when we are traveling, sometimes late, sometimes in between, and when we are both at the white house, we literally spend hours together.
and i can to you firsthand, against unprecedented opposition and resistance by the democratic party, against relentless attacks by their allies in the national media, there has never been a day gone by that president trump has not gotten up and fought to keep the promises that he made to the people of south carolina. now it is our turn to fight for him.
[cheers and applause] you with me? [applause] we have to stay in the fight every day, every hour, between now and when the polls close. i have a couple of things i want to ask you to do before i jump back on that plane. and head back to north carolina. first and foremost, i checked on the way here, early voting has already started, right? so just vote as soon you can. i want to ask you to vote south carolina, vote to reelect president donald trump to the white house. [cheers and applause] vote early. get it out of the way. karen and i voted last week.
the president cast his vote. you just have to get done. you go down to the greeneville county square, 301 university ridge, open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., monday through friday. and remember, friends don't let friends vote alone, bring a family member, bring a friend, bring a coworker, and vote to reelect president donald trump. [cheers and applause] get it done. secondly, after you vote with a friend, and can i just say -- let's reelect senator lindsey graham again. vote to reelect senator lindsey graham and all these members of congress. get it done. fill it out.
the next thing i need you to do is go talk to somebody. you know, i really do believe what happened in 2016 is again. because in 2016, you know, there were only two kinds of poles four years ago, one's where we were losing by lot in ones where we were losing by little, and that is putting much the same right now, but i have to tell you, we are seeing enthusiasm around this country that is greater today than it was in 2016, and i think it is because the american people are talking to each other. we are talking about everything we accomplished, how this president literally kept every promise he made to the american people, talking about how this president has led decisively through one of the most challenging years in my lifetime, and were talking about the choice in this election.
that is what i need you to do. just say i ran into mike, and he got up there and he and lindsey graham talked about everything that we've done, because i really believe the most powerful media in this country is not the big tv networks. it is not your newspapers. it is not even your social media. it is word of mouth. when someone who knows you and respects you hears from you about an issue you think it's important to them and their family. talk to him about why you came out today. talk about what we have accomplished. i know we will have a great victory all across south carolina and across america, i truly believe it. and finally, after you vote with friends, and after you spend the next seven days talking to him about this president, talking about your senator, talking about these great congressmen, what republican leadership would mean for four more years, i would just say if you are inclined to bow the head and
bend the knee, the next seven days would be a good time to do it. [cheers and applause] ok? [applause] we love you. [applause] i mean, i have traveled around this country, and i am absolutely convinced that two things. america is a freedom-loving nation. and america is a nation of faith. i hear about it all the time. i was just in north carolina earlier, and one person after another took a moment to say, i am praying for you. and, um, the sweetest words we ever hear. [applause]
and so i would encourage you to pray in these divided times in the life of our nation, where it seems that there is more that divides us. you might just remember to avail your self of that great wellspring of american strength, and when you pray, pray with confidence. claim those ancient words that americans have clung to in times that we could not possibly imagine, that if these people, called by his name will humble themselves and pray and turn, that he would do like he has always done, through the long and storied history of this great nation, he will hear from heaven and he will heal this land. [cheers and applause] this one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. so pray for america. pray for all of the american people. it will make a difference. [cheers and applause] i leave here today with renewed confidence, i really do.
i am really not used to this big of a crowd, and i cannot wait to call him and tell him about it. [cheers and applause] he is going to say to me, lindsey graham is really popular in south carolina. [cheers and applause] i want to thank you for coming out. i am very humbled by your support and encouragement for us. i just know, if all of us do everything we need to do between now and a week from today, we are going to have a great victory across south carolina. [applause] and all across america. [applause]
and with senator lindsey graham back in a republican majority in the united states senate, with congressmemn in a new republican majority in the house of representatives, with president trump back in the white house for four more years, and with god's help, we will make america great again. again. thank you all very much. god bless you. god bless america. now let's get it done, south carolina. sun coming' up over new york city school bus driver in a traffic jam staring out at the faces in a rear view mirror lookin' at the promise of the promised land one kid dreams of fame and fortune one kid helps pay the rent one could end up going to prison one just might be president only in america dreamin' in red white and blue
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every day, we are taking your calls on the air of news of the day, and we will discuss policy issues that impact you. coming up wednesday morning, we will discuss this year's presidential campaign in the battleground state of ohio, with cleveland.com leave political reporter, seth richardson, and university professor oren copeland. watch c-span's washington journal, at 7:00 eastern, wednesday morning. be sure to join the discussion with your phone calls, facebook comments, text messages, and tweet. >> here is a look at our live coverage wednesday. at 10:00 a.m. eastern on c-span, the heads of facebook, twitter, and google testify at a senate congress hearing on proposed regulations for social media and the tech industry. 7:00 p.m., our coverage includes a senate debate from georgia between republican incumbent david
perdue and his democratic challenger, john asked off. the0:30 a.m. eastern, national security advisor, robert o'brien, speaks with the huston institute about current threats facing the u.s., followed by a discussion with political law experts on the upcoming election and the legal implications on expanded mail-in voting. the aspen institute looks at the development of a coronavirus vaccine and plans for its distribution. up shortly, we will have president trump at a campaign rally in omaha, nebraska. the president spoke to reporters as he was leaving for a day of campaigning, first at the white house, later at joint base andrews. here is a look. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2020] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is res