Governor Pence stops in Sarasota ahead of Trump’s immigration speech

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) – Hundreds were there at a Sarasota rally for Republican Vice Presidential candidate and Indiana Governor Mike Pence Wednesday afternoon. The rally comes after a luncheon with Pinellas County Republicans.

“I’m so impressed that you all are out here today, this is Florida tough right here,” said Governor Pence about the crowd who braved the weather. Pence’s speech was cut short after weather delayed his arrival to the event in Sarasota and he left quickly with a short window to fly out before more storms approached.

Pence’s speech was cut short after weather delayed his arrival to the event in Sarasota and he left quickly with a short window to fly out before more storms approached.

Many listened to see if Pence will give any preview of Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump’s immigration speech expected this evening out of Arizona. Trump’s speech will come after a meeting in Mexico with the country’s president. “When he talks in Arizona tonight he’s going to talk about security. We have a saying in Indiana that says “good fences make good neighbors”. He’s down talking to the president of Mexico as well an incoming leader of the United States should. I expect he’s going to make it real clear, we are going to respect the borders of this country we are going to build a wall,” said Pence to the crowd.

Trump’s speech will come after a meeting in Mexico with the country’s president. “When he talks in Arizona tonight he’s going to talk about security. We have a saying in Indiana that says “good fences make good neighbors”. He’s down talking to the president of Mexico as well an incoming leader of the United States should. I expect he’s going to make it real clear, we are going to respect the borders of this country we are going to build a wall,” said Pence to the crowd.

“When he talks in Arizona tonight he’s going to talk about security. We have a saying in Indiana that says “good fences make good neighbors”. He’s down talking to the president of Mexico as well an incoming leader of the United States should. I expect he’s going to make it real clear, we are going to respect the borders of this country we are going to build a wall,” said Pence to the crowd.

Afterward, News Channel Eight talked to the Governor, asking about if Trump’s plan was still to deport 11 million immigrants.

“I think you’ll hear Donald Trump tonight lay out a plan for us to ensure that we end the flood of illegal immigration in this country once and for all, that all begins by ensuring we are a nation with strong borders. Tonight he will articulate platform of ideas about confronting illegal immigration,” said Pence.

News Channel Eight asking Pence about his recommendations to Donald Trump as he met with Mexico’s president. “We had a great conversation this morning. In Donald Trump you see someone who is willing to take decisive steps when he is about to give what may well be a historic speech on illegal immigration to put a priority on meeting with our neighbors and beginning to build the kind of relationship that will help us work in better partnership with our neighbors to the south,” said Pence.

“We had a great conversation this morning. In Donald Trump you see someone who is willing to take decisive steps when he is about to give what may well be a historic speech on illegal immigration to put a priority on meeting with our neighbors and beginning to build the kind of relationship that will help us work in better partnership with our neighbors to the south,” said Pence.

There have been questions about if Trump will soften his position on immigration, telling News Channel Eight last week that “we have a very very strong stance and we are going to build a wall it’s going to be a wall like no other. We are going to do things that are very very strong. Only the right people, only people who go through a very very tough vetting process are coming into the country.”

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