The New York Times ran a completely false and unsubstantiated article suggesting that Vice President Mike Pence is secretly trying to get a following so he can run against President Trump in 2020. The article was called “Republican Shadow Campaign for 2020 Take Shape as Trump Doubts Grow.”
“Mr. Pence has been the pacesetter. Though it is customary for vice presidents to keep a full political calendar, he has gone a step further, creating an independent power base, cementing his status as Mr. Trump’s heir apparent and promoting himself as the main conduit between the Republican donor class and the administration” writes the New York Times.
“Mr. Pence is methodically establishing his own identity and bestowing personal touches on people who could pay dividends in the future,” said the article. Mike Pence slammed the New York Times and released a statement condemning the article.
“Today’s article in the New York Times is disgraceful and offensive to me, my family, and our entire team. The allegations in this article are categorically false and represent just the latest attempt by the media to divide this Administration. Thanks to the President’s leadership, we are rebuilding the military, ISIS is on the run, and we’ve seen more than 1 million jobs created while the stock market hits an all time high,” writes Pence.
“The American people know that I could not be more honored to be working side by side with a president who is making America great again. Whatever fake news may come our way, my entire team will continue to focus all our efforts to advance the President’s agenda and see him re-elected in 2020. Any suggestion otherwise is both laughable and absurd,” wrote Pence.