Vice President Mike Pence told thousands of conservative activists Thursday evening that President Trump has succeeded in giving a voice to most Americans like no other Republican leader “since Reagan.”
“From the outset, our president reminded me of somebody else,” Pence, alluding to the 40th president, said in remarks at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.
“I believe he has given voice to the aspirations and frustrations of the American people like no one since Reagan,” he added.
Pence, who was awarded the Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award, said he knew from the moment he agreed to serve as Trump’s second-in-command that “our president would reignite [the conservative] cause and renew it in our own day.”
“It is the greatest privilege of my life to be vice president to a leader of such conviction, vision and courage,” he said.