Sunday Talks: Vice-President Mike Pence Discusses MAGAnomics and Trade Initiatives…

Maria Bartiromo has an exclusive interview with Vice President Mike Pence to discuss the state of the economy and the ongoing administration policies therein.  VP Pence discusses the ongoing trade negotiations and the possibility of an agreement in principle between the U.S. and Mexico; a specific assignment for U.S.T.R. Robert Lighthizer.

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59 Responses to Sunday Talks: Vice-President Mike Pence Discusses MAGAnomics and Trade Initiatives…

  1. Patriot1783 says:

    Good interview.

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    • singingsoul says:

      I never listen to Pence. I am never going to vote for him

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    • All American Snowflake says:

      I love Pence. I think that he could be an excellent President after VSGDJT has fulfilled his tenure that Pence would be the idea candidate with Ivanka Trump as Vice-President.

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      • piper567 says:

        AAS, ???

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          • wolfmoon1776 says:

            I wouldn’t mind a Constitutional amendment that clearly defines or redefines WHO can be President. And if Ivanka doesn’t qualify, she doesn’t qualify.

            I love her competence at doing what she sets out to do, but she does not seem to have her father’s ability to spot a good communist scam like climate change or third wave feminism. Sometimes being a reformed cad or wise guy is very useful in spotting the con jobs.

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      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        Our VSGPOTUS stated it with as much decorum as he possibly could. He selected Pence MOST OF ALL based on what he considered the primary purpose of a VP – the role of SUCCESSOR. Than means that – at the time he chose his VP – the person Trump felt would be most willing and capable of fulfilling MAGA (particularly if anything happened to him) was PENCE. I continue to think Pence was a brilliant pick!

        I believe others have emerged very favorably, like Sec. Pompeo, but I am still 100% behind Pence, and consider him one of the smartest VP picks in the history of this country.

        I’ve watched Pence closely, and his loyalty to POTUS is unshakeable. His respect for Trump and the MAGA agenda is immense, too, and GROWING. I think he’s great.

        I could support somebody like Pompeo, but I think Pence has exactly what is needed.

        All that said, we need to watch EVERY potential GOP presidential candidate to make sure they have the STRENGTH that Trump has, to resist neocon tricks. Only TRUMP has truly demonstrated strong and smart anti-war credibility, although Pence HAS shown artful resistance to the neocons in subtle ways (that I hesitate to list, so that the neocons still back him). Whoever learns Trump’s unique combination of anti-war but peace through strength is, IMO, likely to emerge as the strongest candidate to succeed him, and THAT is why the other side will push their pet neocons mercilessly to taint those candidates and divide the GOP. TRUMP knows what unifies the GOP. The best student of Trump unity – of Trump gravity – will have the key to a long and world-uplifting Pax MAGA.

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        • cyn3wulf says:

          I like Pence, too. A Pence/Pompeo ticket might be just the thing. My hope is that Trump is preparing a group of people to be able to lead after his second term is over, that they are learning what works economically and politically. We can’t afford another Bush following Reagan type of thing.

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          • wolfmoon1776 says:

            1000% agreed!

            Yes – Pence/Pompeo sounds wonderful to me, too.

            Rand Paul is also gaining a LOT of “street smarts” in terms of helping Trump from the Senate. I moved from Rand to Cruz to Trump during the pre-primary period of 2015/2016, because Rand lacked Trump’s realism and street smarts, but I could warm up to Rand again if he keeps gaining in his understanding and emulation of Trump.

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            • cyn3wulf says:

              I went from Cruz to Rand to Trump. I could definitely see myself backing Rand if it came to that; I’ll have a very difficult time ever backing a Cruz presidency again though. Hopefully I won’t need to find out if I’m right.

              It would only make sense that Trump is growing a team of leaders; he’s all about growth. Noteworthy, too, I think, is that even the people he has cast loose seem to stay loyal (Bannon, Gorka, Lewandowski, etc.) Though I haven’t heard anything either way from Tillerson, I think it’s telling that the media hasn’t been able to get some good anti-Trump sound bites out of him since his dismissal.

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              • wolfmoon1776 says:

                Very true about ex-employees staying loyal!

                I think Rex will be back in something big. I thought he was good. He has a bright future, IMO.

                I think I understand the theory of what Trump did there. Korea would not have been possible with Rex in place – to say nothing of getting the goods on Cankles that State has been hiding. Pompeo was necessary, and removing Rex more so.

                Deep State wanted back into the Korea process to trip up Trump. Any kind of normal compromising diplomat would allow that to happen.

                NO. Their treachery cannot be allowed to continue. Rex is a good guy, but sometimes you need a guy like Pompeo who GRILLED Cankles in Congress without mercy.

                https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4556232/representative-mike-pompeo-questions-hillary-clinton

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                • cyn3wulf says:

                  I agree with you on Rex. It seems like he did a good job on reorganizing State but wrong guy for the NK job. I liked his walks around the world. Pompeo was a great pick for that job. Not much to not like about him. He would be a great fit for quite a few cabinet positions.

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      • sat0422 says:

        Sorry, but Ivanka Trump is carrying baggage….she is a woman and I don’t read her as being up to the job. Now, I suspect that Nikki Haley is being groomed for something bigger. At this point in time, women just are not capable of leading. Look at the women Germany and England. Pansies with emotions that cost the people dearly.. Don’t fall for that line, “it’s time for a woman.”
        No, we need strong leaders and very few women are strong enough to compare to Trump. Nikki is strong because Trump is beside her alll the way.
        BTW, I am a woman who has been unhappy with every woman I ever worked under. I’m sure there are plenty of women who hated me when I was there boss too.

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  2. KimmyK says:

    MAGA!!!

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  3. fleporeblog says:

    Say what you want about VP Pence but I appreciate all that he does for our President and our country. The man the past month has been to almost every state to stump for Republicans and our President’s policies. He is by far the most active VP I can ever remember.

    With all that being said, I don’t see him as a future President for our country. He would scare off many towards the middle. Whether that is fair, it is people’s perception of him.

    I wonder if he will realize it after our President is reelected in 2020. I see Secretary Pompeo as someone that Americans would galvanize around.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      There is a parallel in the corporate management world that may fit Mike Pence, only future will tell. There are people who like being the strong #2, to back-up the leader of the corporation, as long as they get an active, meaningful role in running the ship.

      His job is to be a strong steady force behind the President, who can step in to run the business if needed.

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    • bkrg2 says:

      Just wrote a similar comment.
      I intentionally left out Pence as future president as that topic stirs up a hornet nest second in size to “traitor Sessions “
      A couple days ago, I predicted that Pence would gracefully bow out of 2024 run for President

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      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        Interesting thought there! I can believe it.

        Let me add a derivative theory – that Pence would bow out as long as there was a better candidate that he truly felt could win and carry on MAGA! I think Pence would suck it up and run if he thought it was necessary to keep MAGA going.

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        • bkrg2 says:

          Yes Thats what i think too. It will either be a stronger candidate and/or Trump will ask him to step aside. Id put money on it either way

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        • eagle931 says:

          The problem I have with Pence is whether he has the business knowledge, street-smarts and guts to keep MAGA going. The one time that Pence (as governor of Indiana) had a chance to back up his commitment to a cause (Religious Freedom Restoration Act) he backed off as soon as the usual gay groups and others coordinated a national campaign to stop it. For me anyway, that’s a red light that tells me that he will wilt under pressure from special interest groups, especially, the media. In short, there will be no continuity to MAGA unless the next president is willing to push back as hard as the opposition.

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          • wolfmoon1776 says:

            Agreed! Trump has some amazing street smarts, that he is able to use in conjunction with loyal forces to make the most cunning attacks by the bad guys backfire. I always considered myself very street-smart after enough knocks, and I have to tell you – I’ve never seen anybody on the good side with as much street smarts as Trump.

            Keep a close eye on Pence, however – he may be TESTED in ways that we will be able to SEE, to prove that he has what it takes. I’m always on the look-out for those subtle bona fides.

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    • Donna in Oregon says:

      I’ll take VP Pence any day. I remember the last Vice President we had. Good ole Joe and his Joe- bidenisms. Let’s recap shall we?

      https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/02/joe-biden-bidenisms-103689

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      Pompeo has been in my thoughts for some time now. Glad you see it, too. Time will tell, however. A lot can (will) happen in a couple years.

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    • piper567 says:

      flepore, I agree 100%.
      I think Pence is an excellent VP, could hardly ask for more.
      Yet I think is he a follower not a Leader.
      Plus he does not have the Alpha Male thing going, which I consider an absolute necessity in the wake of Trump.
      Pompeo has “it”. Anyone watch him when he was talking to the traitorous congressmembers? How ab his pressers? He takes no caca off of the slimy msm, or others seeking to misinterpret his words.
      imo. if Pence returns as VP, and Pompeo stays at SoS, by the time the next Presidential election comes around, Pompeo will have personally interacted with nearly all of the world leaders with which we have to deal…the pantywaists, the Marxists, etc…plus, much may change in favor of the good.
      EU may be broken, and E Europe may be in the ascendant, as they are freedom loving peoples.
      Pompeo will have watched, and have tabs on, all of these historical changes, whatever they may be.
      Perfectly positioned to KAG!

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      • fleporeblog says:

        Great 👍 post!

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      • jmclever says:

        VP Pence has a different way of being strong than POTUS Trump . Thats all. He stands firm but never raises his voice or hurls insults. We like Trump doing those things bc the receivers of said insults deserve it. Think about Wilbur Ross. He also has that quiet strength that shuts stupid people up before they realize whats happened. Mike Pompeo is master of the deafening silence. Larry Kudlow is so warm and fuzzy they end up letting him dominate nearly every conversation while he jovially discredits their agenda driven assumptions. Mick Mulvaney is passionate about calling stupid stupid. Each is an indispensable and unique part of the team. Comparing them to each other is like debating whether you get more value from having your $100 in ones, fives, tens or twenties.

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    • GB Bari says:

      VP Pence performs his role admirably. He never contradicts the President, although I have heard him deflect questions that tried to pin him into supporting some controversial tweet or action that PDJT has done. Still, he is a good Number 2, and I agree that he is not likely to be the eventual Republican nominee for President in 2024.

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    • Evangelicals would love him and they play a major part in elections. They sat out for Mitt Romney! Pence is not a very vocal person and a bold one like our lion! But he is in training and we will see in 6 years if he is ready!

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    • KittyKat says:

      Great points, I agree with all of them, and especially about Pompeo; he has that invisible “it” quality and he’s quick, sharp, witty, and strong.

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  4. ThingsWeTakeForGranted says:

    Who is yelling in the background?

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  5. Donna in Oregon says:

    I like that President Trump doesn’t act apologetic for standing up to China with tariffs.

    China rips us off for decades so we’ve earned the right to tariff the crapweasels until it stops or we don’t have trade deficits anymore. Which ever one happens first….

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  6. FL_GUY says:

    I honestly don’t understand the Pence bashing.

    During the campaign, Pence was campaigning harder to win that most politicians. The only one campaigning harder was President Trump, who in my opinion had a schedule that mere mortals cannot maintain.

    Because I wanted to know about Pence, I went to the Rally he held in Pensacola before the election. He had a crappy venue, basically a vacant lot in the direct sun. Let me preface my observations with the fact that my profession and professional advanced degree is in psychology. I’ve been a people observer for over 40 years and I’m good at reading people. Just as I knew President Trump was the real deal when I met him and shook his hand, I wanted to know if Pence was as well.

    Despite a hot, vacant lot, a few thousand people showed up for Pence. I could tell that Pence was appreciative that we’d turned out to see him. He gave a speech that was a sincere testimonial for President Trump. He got all the good stuff in and because of the extreme conditions, e.g. I got sunburned if you can believe it, wrapped his speech up and immediately started shaking hands on the meet and greet line. When I shook his hand, he put his other hand on my shoulder and thanked me for being there.

    I also observed Mrs. Pence. She was not bored or disinterested in being there either; she was happy.

    President Trump made the right choice for VP. Tearing down Pence is tearing down President Trump in my opinion. I met Pence and liked him. I can only say that about a very few politicians. President Trump and Matt Gaetz are among them. If you want to know these people, get out there and meet them. You cannot use the image created by the media-rats to render an opinion.

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    • A.D. Everard says:

      Thank you for that. Well said and very true.

      Liked by 3 people

    • bkrg2 says:

      Thank you so much for a great post and first hand experience. This just adds to my support of Pence.

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    • A2 says:

      Another thank you for writing this post. I completely agree, though I observe from afar.

      Yesterday, I thought I had logged on to some weird mirror site after reading the comments on the Presidential thread, from the incessant VP Pence bashing to the puerile Putin worship. Cognitive dissonance on parade.

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    • Athena the Warrior says:

      Pence has Koch brother funding. You forget that when the Access Hollywood tape was released (many say by a friend of Paul Ryan’s) Pence got on his high horse and wrote an arrogant Facebook post saying how he had to think about whether he would continue. He was scheduled to do a rally with Ryan that day.

      There was a big rally in front of Trump Tower and Pence tucked his tail and canceled the rally with Ryan.

      Also, pretty interesting as I said before that Pence is nowhere to be found during the Helsinki nonsense but he sure can come out when there’s great news to talk about.

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      • FL_GUY says:

        ….He was scheduled to do a rally with Ryan that day…..

        Lyin’ Ryan was the one who cancelled the rally, not Pence. It’s been really clear that Lyin’ Ryan was in on the Access tape release and the rally was a setup so it could be cancelled to embarrass candidate Trump. Pence had nothing to do with it and I suspect Pence did exactly as candidate Trump instructed him to do. Pence continued to campaign hard after the stupid, kindergarten grade smear attempted by Lyin’ Ryan. He would not have continued to work to get candidate Trump elected if he had been with Lyin’ Ryan. Think about it.

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        • wolfmoon1776 says:

          I followed this trick very closely (it was actually quite cunning), as well as the Deep State disinformation that was used in its wake to degrade Pence. Pence was being USED as a classic hayseed CHUMP in this operation. When he didn’t fold the way they wanted him to, they CHANGED their methodology to diminish him and make Trump supporters doubt him, but the fact is, Pence made the right choice and everything worked out.

          The quality of the disinformation used against Trump and Pence at that time was very high, and there may be evidence that IC resources were abused to help pull it off.

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      • eagle931 says:

        “Also, pretty interesting as I said before that Pence is nowhere to be found during the Helsinki nonsense but he sure can come out when there’s great news to talk about.” I’ve noticed the same thing too, and not just Helsinki’s, but other media-created “scandals”. In those times, Pres. Trump stands alone.
        To be sure, I am not trying to bash Pence; he is a good, honest man who has served the president well, especially with the Evangelicals. But I am of the opinion that the next president after Trump must not only be a pragmatic businessman with intimate on-hand experience in how the real world works, but also must be clear-eyed, tough and fearless in MAGA principles. So far, I have seen nothing in Pence that would lead me to believe that he understands the new paradigm in presidential leadership that Trump has pioneered.

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  7. jahealy says:

    I saw this interview this morning on Fox. I was really disappointed with Maria’s question about the idiot CNN “journalist” who was chastised after the Juncker(sp?) photo op, and I was equally disappointed in the VP’s response about “free press.” So I went to Twitter and sent off a few tweets to FNC, FBN, Maria, our VP, and a couple others, telling them they LOSE CREDIBILITY when they pretend as though networks like CNN and their “journalists” are doing right by either the Trump admin or the American people. Maria actually said that female from CNN was “speaking for or representing all of us in the media” or some such. Seriously, Maria?

    That little back-and-forth about the “journalist” ruined the entire interview for me. I find VP’s wooden style difficult on a good day, and I expect more of Bartiromo.

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    • SteveT says:

      jahealy,
      I think you may not have heard/understood Maria’s comment.

      I was more disappointed with Pence’s reaction (or lack of it in what was otherwise a good interview) regarding the cnn reporter. Maria actually made the point that on that day the cnn reporter (Kaitlyn Collins?) was “the pool reporter” which presumably is an arrangement where a particular reporter collects information for other reporters who cannot be there in person.The explanation starts just after the 12min mark. This was the meaning behind Maria’s “representing us all” comment.
      Pence should have said, in that case she should have been on her best behaviour, not mouthing off and acting the brat. Probably forgot she wasn’t there representing just cnn!! – acting natural.

      SteveT

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  8. bkrg2 says:

    Very good interview
    Not sure why so many Treepers think Pence is anti Trump or not on the MAGA train. Since inauguration he has been solid.
    Personally i wish he would have stood up for Trump stronger during campaign, but that is over now. Plus, Trump is so Alpha, he really doesn’t need Pence fighting all his battles now.
    Pence provides the political polish that many need to support this Administration.

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    • Landslide says:

      Your last sentence is exactly true. The problem that I see, personally, is that the people in my life that like his “polish” are the ones that were for Cruz, were VERY anti-Trump, and still think Trump has poor moral character. They want Pence to be President after PDJT. I tell them we are in a war and we HAVE to have a warrior president! No more mister nice guy! They have no comeback and see my point. All of that aside, I am happy that President Trump chose someone who could bring in the Cruz supporters’ votes as well as be loyal. I think PDJT trusts Pence and that is invaluable.

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  9. Donna in Oregon says:

    I remember that VP Pence was running the vote integrity something or other committee.

    Does anyone know if the Soros tied guy with Smartmatic voting machines has been working the states? Did Vice President Pence catch this during his time on this committee? What about the 2018 elections, is this Smartmatic guy still in business?

    “Smartmatic is owned by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown. He is connected to Soros through the Open Society Foundation, an organization that gives grants to civil society organizations around the world. Malloch-Brown serves on the Open Society Global Board . Smartmatic says on its website, ” George Soros does not have and has never had any ownership stake in Smartmatic .”

    And while the company did have voting machines in Los Angeles and Utah during the primary elections, they will not be used on November 8. ”
    __________________________________________
    But I did find these Smartmatic voting machines being used in Venezuela in August 2017:

    Venezuela Reported False Election Turnout, Voting Company Says

    Here is when Vice President Pence left the US committee investigating voter fraud:

    Trump cancels voter fraud commission, says cost of legal battles was too much
    Orders Homeland Security Department to take up investigationhttps://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/3/donald-trump-dissolves-voter-fraud-commission/

    Looks like VP Pence is still doing election stuff to me:

    Pence Demands That Venezuela Suspend ‘So-Called’ Elections
    By Justin Sink and Jose Enrique Arrioja
    May 7, 2018, 11:32 AM PDT
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-07/pence-is-said-to-call-on-venezuela-to-suspend-may-20-elections

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