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Exclusive: One-on-one interview with Vice President Mike Pence

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WATERFORD TWP., Mich. — After Vice President Mike Pence's appearance Thursday in Oakland County, he spoke one-on-one with Mid-Michigan NOW's Bria Jones about COVID-19, the Michigan economy and why he believes Americans need four more years of President Trump.

>>RELATED LINK: Vice President Mike Pence campaigns in Oakland County on Thursday

Reporter Bria Jones: "We're less than two weeks away from Election Day. Michigan being a battleground state -- what's your last-minute message to undecided voters?"

Vice President Mike Pence: "Look at our record and look at the choice," Pence added. "President Donald Trump has kept every promise that he made to the people of Michigan. We said we'd rebuild our military, we said we'd fight for American jobs and American workers, we'd get trade deals that put our workers first. NAFTA is gone and the USCMA is here to stay."

Speaking to a few hundred people Thursday afternoon in Waterford Township, Vice President Mike Pence says President Donald trump has created the greatest economy in American history.

"In just three short years businesses small and large created 7 million good paying jobs, including 112,000 jobs right here in the Wolverine State," said Pence during the rally at Contact Aviation.

Reporter Bria Jones: "A big focus during the campaign has been blue collar workers. What can the Trump administration do to help working class families here in Michigan?

Vice President Mike Pence: "The Paycheck Protection Program literally saved 50 million American jobs and the president's made a commitment to work with leaders in Congress to get even more support for families and more support for businesses."

Leading the White House Coronavirus Task Force, Pence assured voters there will be a vaccine before the end of the year and that Trump's administration would navigate Americans through the crisis.

During our one-on-one interview we also discussed the second round of stimulus checks many are waiting to receive.

Reporter Bria Jones: "Given the financial toll COVID-19 has taken on Michigan, all Americans, what is the administration doing to get a stimulus package deal done? And what do you say to claims the president is holding stimulus checks hostage until after the election?

Vice President Mike Pence: "We've been willing to move to a higher number $1.8 trillion, and additional support for families and businesses frankly Democrat leaders in Congress have not been willing to come to the table," Pence added. "We're going to see our families, we're going to see our businesses through this challenging time and with four more years of President Trump in the White House we have every confidence that Michigan and America are going to prosper like never before."

VP Pence says tonight he's heading home to Indiana and will be casting his vote on Friday.

You can watch the full one-on-one interview with Vice President Mike Pence below: