Mike Pence: Donald Trump is ‘as genuine as a Georgia peach’

Donald Trump stands with Mike Pence. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Donald Trump stands with Mike Pence. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

PERRY – Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence made a defensive stop for Donald Trump in Georgia on Monday, proclaiming the New York businessman was as “genuine as a Georgia peach” as he told supporters that the campaign wasn’t taking the state for granted.

“He’s a doer in a game usually reserved for talkers,” Pence told a few hundred supporters at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. “And when Donald Trump does his talking, he says it like it is. He doesn’t go tiptoeing around.”

With polls showing a tight race in Georgia, the Indiana governor scheduled stops around Georgia over the next two days to introduce himself to Peach State conservatives, including a fundraiser in Atlanta and a rally in Cobb County on Monday and a Tuesday town hall meeting in Dalton.

“You nominated a man who never quits, who never backs down. And he is a winner,” Pence said. “And until very recently, it seemed like he was fighting on his own. But it’s coming together, and Georgia is coming together.”

A day after Pence struggled to define Trump’s stance on immigration policy, the veep candidate steered clear of the debate at his first event in Georgia. Trump suggested last week he may not follow through with his plan to remove the 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, and has scheduled what he called a “major” immigration speech for Wednesday.

Instead, Pence used his appearance to vouch for Trump – and take aim at Democrat Hillary Clinton.

“It’s like two on one in this campaign, with the media doing half the work of her campaign,” said Pence. “The media is so busy parsing whatever Donald Trump said or tweeted in the last 30 minutes, I guess they don’t have time to say what the Clintons have been up to the last 30 years.”

He also took pains to praise former Gov. Sonny Perdue, who introduced him at the event, as a politician “who changed the destiny of this state” by taking his message directly to the people.

For his part, Perdue taunted Clinton’s campaign with a request: Keep sending money to Georgia.

“I want them to continue to think that so they continue spending money in Georgia so they don’t go to places like North Carolina, Virginia and Ohio,” Perdue said in an interview. “Please spend all the money you can here in Georgia. We’ll be solidly red in November.”

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George Heard
George Heard

Donald Trump, Mike Pence will be good for Georgia and for the Country!!!!

June McDermott
June McDermott

And that is really not true Mike Pence!!!!! He is not fit for our state or the country!!!!

Kajah E. Wilson
Kajah E. Wilson

Good I'm glad someone finally said it...now let's look at what it means to be a Georgia peach...it's all nice and juicy on the outside. ..until you get it home and cut it open...it's rotten and full of worms...the state of Georgia grows more peanuts and onions than anything else unless you count the weeds....red clay isn't good for peaches....that's the best truth about Donald Trump since he started his campaign!

Kathy Brown
Kathy Brown

I'm not sure how anyone can legitimately make a claim "Trump" is a doer. So far, all he has done is talk. Oh sure, he flies here and there and anywhere in his private jet, but we honestly have NO CLUE as to his "actions" speaking louder then words because he is STILL a business man who proudly touts having the money and resources to "scoop up on great deals" after people lose their homes.

Chris Fickling
Chris Fickling

It's interesting to note that Georgia is 3rd in peach production behind California and South Carolina.

Lillian Self
Lillian Self

YOU ARE BEING BIGOTS WHEN YOU SAY ANYTHING ABOUT TRUMP ALSO.TRUMP WILL BE BETTER THAN THAT TRAITOR HILLARY.

Lillian Self
Lillian Self

I U N D E R S T A N D . IT'S MY OPINION, YOU HAVE YOUR'S.

Lillian Self
Lillian Self

I U N D E R S T A N D .THE TERMS I USE IS MY OPINION, YOU HAVE YOUR OPINION.

Bob Miller
Bob Miller

Jay Bookman for garbage man, he is the Incumbent for this position.

Bob Miller
Bob Miller

Georgia good ole boys need to go, Their all crooks!

Albert Gouin
Albert Gouin

And you are as full of s*** as a Georgia outhouse

Roy Daniel English
Roy Daniel English

The comments by the old white racist on here are why Georgia sucks in nearly every place but Atlanta. Because Atlanta knows you can't be redneck bigots and actually have a vibrant business environment. Some of you have lived way past your prime to the point the only thing you are capable of is blatant bigotry and evil.

Bob Miller
Bob Miller

I'm a senior and believe me I have seen this over and over. What has to stop is my daddy was a Democrat so I should be one! Well they both made me an Independent. will vote for any qualified candidate with a clean record from the private sector from now on! Gooooo Trump

Jeffrey Albertson Jr
Jeffrey Albertson Jr

Indeed. I don't know the exact figures, but the metro Atlanta tax bases funds the state, not the people in the hinterlands.

Carol S Streeter
Carol S Streeter

Really most people don't have a clue just how corrupt the governor on down is, if you want 2 know study my FB page, I got every kind of evidence you could want.

Mark Stevens
Mark Stevens

The fumigation necessary after Obama's occupation of the White House will go on for years.

Henry Krinkle
Henry Krinkle

Since Georgia has a knack for electing the worst possible people, I think Trump is a pretty safe bet here.

Jeff Lann
Jeff Lann

As genuine as a Georgia peach that was imported here by the Spanish? LOL

Christian Hurd
Christian Hurd

This is an insult to all the peaches in Georgia.

Tommy Ridley
Tommy Ridley

I'm glad you're speaking for the peaches, Christian...

Ria Austin
Ria Austin

I did not treat my peach tree this year and they were all rotten! Sign?

Turner Jemison
Turner Jemison

WITH "THE DONALD" EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE JUST PEACHY!!

Al Toth
Al Toth

A rotten one left on the ground to long.

Teresa Holman
Teresa Holman

Hey Mr.President Trump and Mr.Vice President Pence. America First! Hillary's America is in theaters again this weekend. Clinton Cash is free online, their favors aren't free. LOL.

Sam Nicholas
Sam Nicholas

Why can't the author of Clinton Cash answer real questions about sources and something called FACTS? HC2016

Al Toth
Al Toth

Is that a documentary or a movie? Or do you know the difference?

Teresa Holman
Teresa Holman

Why can't Hillary hold real press conferences? Remeber her security briefings as SOS? Respond to help when requested as SOS? Believe any of the women that claimed Bill raped or assaulted them? Acknowledge we're at war with Radical Islamists and bringing in unchecked refugees is a national security threat? That's she lying to illegals about "free" healthcare, college? Disavow the racist Margaret Sanger? Apologize to the families (mostly black) who were destroyed because of the Clinton Crime Bill? She's a pandering racist. A Hillary supporter should never question another over their sources or facts. Funny, I haven't heard the Clintons are going to take any legal actions against the author. Hmm.....Trump Train rolling over the Ole Hag!

Sue Foy
Sue Foy

Vote Trump /Pence in November for America

Jeanette Vaughn Rogers
Jeanette Vaughn Rogers

GEORGIA , OBAMA'S SETTING UP BEHIND OUR BACK THE HOMELAND SECURITY SO THEY CAN CHEAT AT THE VOTING POLLS OBAMA GOING TO STEAL YOUR VOTES SO THEY WILL GO TO HILLARY CLINTON PLEASE PROTECT YOUR VOTES CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN AND SENATORS TO PROTECT YOUR VOTES WAKE UP AMERICA WAKE UP PLEASE.

Sam Nicholas
Sam Nicholas

Brian Kemp is such a faithful GOP'r he removed 2 million voters names off the registry and a disproportionate were ethnic soooo....just so you know..good 'ol Redemption Kemption is on your side. He's doing the work of The Stupids

Jeanette Vaughn Rogers
Jeanette Vaughn Rogers

Billie Gillespie I JUST READ IT HE DID THIS BEFORE CONGRESS GOT BACK FROM BREAK HELLO AND PUT DEMOCRATS IN CHARGE OF IT GEORGIA BRIAN KEMP AND OTHER FROM CALIFORNIA.

Laura Ford
Laura Ford

Where did you read it? Is it on the same site that claims "Denali" is a Kenyan word?

Billie Gillespie
Billie Gillespie

Jeanette Vaughn Rogers Georgia's Brian Kemp is about as Red as you can get, I mean after all he is Republican.

Ria Austin
Ria Austin

Lady you are so delusional! Please call your doctor and get some Ned's!

Jason Rains
Jason Rains

Fractal wrongness: when your entire argument is wrong, and each individual part of the argument is exactly as wrong as the whole. You can examine the big-picture point that the argument is trying to make, or you can focus in on any one of the claims that make up the argument, and it will all appear equally wrong.

Brenda Bender
Brenda Bender

I won't be voting for his genuine self. Don't like it.

Janice Long
Janice Long

Go Trump & Pence!!!! \U0001f44f\U0001f44f\U0001f44f\U0001f64f\U0001f44d\U0001f60a