Vice President Mike Pence emphasized Saturday that President Donald Trump "put American workers and American jobs first" when he pulled the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreement this week.
"By withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, President Donald Trump chose to put the forgotten men and women of America first – and he always will," Pence told supporters at the annual "Roast and Ride" fundraising barbeque sponsored by Republican Sen. Joni Ernst in Boone, Iowa.
"How great is it to have a president who's more concerned with Des Moines than Denmark?"
Trump spoke at Ernst's annual event last year during the campaign – and Pence and the senator led a convoy of motorcycle riders into the event this year. Both rode Harley-Davidsons.
"Sen. Ernst, thanks for the motorcycle lesson," Pence said.
Other Republicans attending the event included Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, Gov. Kim Reynolds and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott.
During his speech, Pence rattled off many of President Trump's accomplishments since taking office in January, including Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the Supreme Court and the signing of executive orders that reinforced Trump's commitment to the nation's military and law enforcement personnel.
"This president has taken decisive action to strengthen America at home and a abroad, uphold American sovereignty and the rule of law," Pence said. "And at this White House, that's what we call a good start.
"But, men and women of Iowa, we've got more work to do."
Pence then called on Congress to "come together" to repeal and replace Obamacare, to enact comprehensive tax reform and to return more power to the states.
"We're going to reform the tax code to make it simpler, flatter and fairer," he said. "Under President Donald Trump's leadership, we're going to repeal death taxes once and for all.
"Our tax cuts are going to mean more jobs, higher incomes and a pay increase for hard-working Iowans."
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