The New York Times reported on Saturday that Republican luminaries have began to wonder whether Vice President Mike Pence may be planning a campaign for president in 2020. The NYT also speculated that Mike Pence is planning to run against Donald Trump, given that the vice president keeps a full political calendar (has been attending regular political rallies and events) and has been keeping in touch with top anti-Trump Republican donors.
“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 apparent heir and promoting himself as the main conduit between the Republican donor class and the administration,” wrote the New York Times.
The article also claimed that Pence has indicated to party donors that he will surely run for president should Trump not seek re-election. The NYT pointed to the creation of the Great America Committee, a political fund-raising organization set up by the vice president, which has garnered support from key Never Trump Republicans such as the Kochs and Tony Perkins.
The White House, after discovering this article, vigorously shot back. On Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence declared his loyalty to President Donald Trump and denounced the NYT in a statement.
“Today’s article in the New York Times is disgraceful and offensive to me, my family and our entire team,” remarked the vice president in a statement. “The allegations in this article are categorically false and represent the latest attempt by the media to divine this administration.”
He then added: “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.”
Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway also shot back at the NYT article, claiming that Trump will be running for president in 2020 and has full intention of being a two-term president. She also remarked that there is truth to the statement that Pence has plans for 2020. But this plan is to remain vice president, and to get re-elected as vice president.
She continued: “It is absolutely true that the vice president is getting ready for 2020, for reelection as vice president.”
The mainstream media (The "Failing" New York Times included) has consistently and vigorously attacked President Trump in an effort to cripple his administration. It is quite likely, therefore, that recent reports were fabricated as a means of dividing the Trump administration. Indeed, in the opinion of this writer, it seems that “the swamp” which President Trump is draining, as well as the mainstream media, will not rest until Trump is out of office.
David Stockman, a former top official in the Reagan Administration, remarks that “indeed, the mainstream media is no longer even in the news business. It’s conducting a grand witch hunt and venomous prosecution that will not be sated until the Donald vacates the Oval Office.”
What do you think of recent reports by the New York Times? Are they apart of what David Stockman calls a “grand witch hunt and venomous prosecution” to get Trump out of the White House? Let us know in the comments. And if you’ve heard a friend or family remember remark that Vice President Pence will be running in 2020, share this article with them, and together we will fight fake news coming from the NYT.
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