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Pence in Detroit: "Michigan is leading the American comeback"

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Vice President Mike Pence told a Detroit audience Friday that the country is basking in the benefits of President Trump’s policy decisions, and that school safety is the administration’s new “top priority.”

Pence was in Detroit for an event sponsored by the group America First Policies touting Trump’s recent tax cuts. He was introduced by Michigan Attorney General and Republican candidate for governor Bill Schuette.

After the recent string of school shootings, including Friday's double shooting at Central Michigan University, Pence promised the Trump administration “will not rest” until the problem is resolved.

“I promise you from my heart. This president, this administration, will not rest until we make our schools safe again,” Pence said.

Pence did not give many details about how to accomplish that. But he says the White House favors stronger background checks on gun buyers, and will work to help the families of those “struggling with dangerous mental illness.”

Beyond that, Pence says that Trump’s short tenure in the White House has put the country in a stronger position, both at home and abroad. “We’re only one year into this administration and already the results are, frankly, nothing short of remarkable,” he said.

Pence then added, to considerable applause: “Michigan is leading the American comeback.”

Sarah Cwiek joined Michigan Radio in October 2009. As our Detroit reporter, she is helping us expand our coverage of the economy, politics, and culture in and around the city of Detroit.
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