Vice President Mike Pence told a Latino crowd Tuesday that President Trump has been “a great champion of Latino and Hispanic Americans,” touting the president’s economic policies while warning Democrats want to bring socialism to America at an event launching the “Latinos for Trump” coalition.
“Tomorrow night, many of (the Democratic Party’s) leading candidates, and the night after that, are actually going to openly advocate for an economic system that has impoverished millions,” he said at an event aimed at Hispanic voters in Miami.
“Now, Latino Americans know better than most about the cost of socialism. It’s impoverished generations and stolen the liberty of millions,” he added, a reference to a number of South American countries that have been roiled by socialist governments, most recently Venezuela.
Pence declared: “We must say, as the president said in his State of the Union address, America will never be a socialist country.”