ugg returns Pence defends Trump over vulgar immigration remarks
JERUSALEM Vice President Mike Pence on Monday defended President Donald Trump over his recent comments disparaging immigration from Africa and Haiti, telling The Associated Press that the president is aimed at a merit based system that is blind to immigrants or creed. in an interview with the AP from Jerusalem, said the president was intent on implementing a merit based system that encourages immigration by those who will to a growing American economy and thriving communities. know the president heart, and I know that what President Trump wants to do is reform immigration to make our system one that puts the interests of America first, Pence said. He added that immigrants should be considered on their merits, of what country they come from or what their race and creed is. should welcome more immigrants from countries like Norway.
The vice president also dismissed an adult film star account of a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006, questioning its validity.
just not going to comment on the latest baseless allegations against the president, Pence said. focus is on serving the president, advancing the priorities of the administration, advancing American interests and that where it will stay. Wall Street Journal last week reported that Trump personal lawyer brokered a payment to pornographic actress Stormy Daniels in October 2016 to prohibit her from publicly discussing the alleged affair before the presidential election.
Daniels real name is Stephanie Clifford. Trump attorney, Michael Cohen, has denied there was any relationship. He gave the Journal a statement from a person identified as Stormy Daniels denying receiving money. AP reported that a tabloid magazine held back from publishing her 2011 account of their relationship after Cohen threatened to sue.
Pence, on a four day visit to the Middle East while Washington grapples with a government shutdown, said in the AP interview that he was that Democrats in the Senate will see their way clear to reopen the government. later, after a Senate agreement was reached to end the shutdown, Pence said alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the impasse was ending to the firm stand taken by President Trump and congressional Republicans.
Pence said he had received no blowback from world leaders over Trump immigration comments.
just think leaders around the world appreciate the president renewed engagement. He appreciates the relationships that he forged with them, Pence said.