Karen Pence rallies for Trump in Grand Rapids

Elections

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence visited West Michigan Friday to stump for the Republican presidential ticket.

The second lady spoke at an “Evangelicals for Trump” event Friday morning at Baker Lofts in Holland before heading to Grand Rapids.

>>App users: Watch Karen Trump’s Grand Rapids speech here.

During the “Women for Trump” event at New Vintage Place, Karen Pence touched on the economy, President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, and civil unrest throughout the country.

Karen Pence said the president took “bold and swift action” in addressing the pandemic, telling supporters the U.S. had completed more coronavirus tests than any other country.

A still image taken from video shows second lady Karen Pence speaking to President Trump supporters during a visit to Grand Rapids.

She also pointed to the president’s push to retool industries to make ventilators in Michigan, saying every U.S. patient who has needed a ventilator has gotten one.

She also credited Trump for the Paycheck Protection Program, saying it’s protected 1.6 million Michigan jobs.

Karen Pence also echoed Trump’s calls for “law and order.”

“Rioting and looting is not peaceful protest,” she said.

“And this president will never support defunding the police,” the second lady added.

A still image taken from video shows second lady Karen Pence speaking to President Trump supporters during a visit to Grand Rapids.

Karen Pence’s visit came on the same day the Democratic presidential campaign for Joe Biden announced his wife, Jill Biden would be returning to Michigan.

The former second lady plans to campaign in Traverse City on Sept. 29, according to WPBN. Details of the event have not yet been released.

Jill Biden visited West Michigan Sept. 15, visiting Kids Food Basket in Grand Rapids and speaking with military families in Battle Creek.

She’s one on a growing list of candidates and surrogates making the key battleground state of Michigan a priority as the November election nears. Trump, Mike PenceKamala Harris and former Vice President Joe Biden have also visited Michigan in recent weeks.

Trump narrowly won Michigan in 2016.

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