VP Mike Pence visits North Carolina Friday for campaign event

VP Mike Pence visits North Carolina Friday for campaign event

SELMA, N.C. — Vice President Mike Pence visited North Carolina on Friday for another campaign event, WTVD reported.

The event will be held at The Farm at 95 in Johnston County at 1:30 p.m., but doors will open at 11:30 a.m. The event venue typically hosts large banquets and weddings.

The Donald Trump campaign also sent second lady Karen Pence to Matthews.

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In his address, Pence touted President Trump’s accomplishments, promised the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett and even gave a shoutout to Tar Heel, Wolfpack and ECU Pirates football.

Even with only a couple hundred people, the event itself was way larger than anything we have seen former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris host. Biden and Harris have socially distanced events as a COVID-19 precaution.

Eyewitness News reporter Joe Bruno asked Pence why the Trump campaign isn’t doing something similar given the major outbreak that occurred in the White House recently.

“Well the American people have a constitutional right to peacefully assemble. With an election just 18 days away, the president and I are absolutely determined to reach out to the American people and talk about the stakes of this election,” Pence said.

President Trump also visited North Carolina for an event in Greenville on Thursday.

Trump’s campaign has visited the state more than a dozen times over the past few months.

>> Watch the video above for Bruno’s one-on-one interview with Pence.

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