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Newsmax: By Cathy Burke | Sunday, 30 Apr 2017 10:25 AM
Vice President Mike Pence said Sunday the president has been fighting "the gale-force winds" of the Washington establishment and national media that want to shift the focus off his promises to voters.
In an interview on NBC News’ "Meet The Press," Pence declared President Donald Trump "has already signed more bills in the first 100 days than any president since Harry Truman."
"He literally each and every day has been out there fighting to keep his word to the American people," Pence said.
"And he’s, frankly, been fighting against the gale-force wind of the establishment here in Washington, D.C., and frankly, fighting against the gale-force wind of many in the national media who would constantly like to change the subject away from the president’s relentless promise to the American people."
Pence said on the legislative front, "I think health care reform, repealing, replacing Obamacare, is just around the corner," though he said the process is slow, and vowed the administration would keep its promise to people with pre-existing conditions."
"What’s the old saying? ‘If you like sausage, don’t go where they make it," he said. "We’re making law here and we’re unmaking one of the worst pieces of legislation in modern American history. … Congress obviously wasn’t ready to begin the process of repealing Obamacare little more than a month ago.
"But I think we’re close, and it is owing to the fact that you’re seeing members of Congress coming together to repeal the onerous taxes and penalties that people pay if they don’t have insurance in Obamacare, to expand health savings accounts, to give governors like my friend [Ohio GOP Gov.] John Kasich the ability — all-new flexibility to improve Medicaid for their most vulnerable citizens. But we’re also keeping our promises to protect people who have pre-existing conditions."
On drastic tax cuts, the expected economic growth it will spur will pay for it, he added.
"The president has a growth vision for the American economy that begins with allowing the American people to keep more of what they earn," he said.