US vice president denies wanting to run for Trump in 2020.
Is Mike Pence thinking about the next election? Vice President the US categorically denied on Sunday the statements of the New York Times that he is actively preparing to run for the presidency in 2020 to succeed Donald Trump.
“The allegations in this article are categorically false and represent the latest media attempt to divide this administration,” the vice president said in a statement. The American people know that there is no greater honor for me than to work alongside a president who renders his greatness to America. ”
Mike Pence, seen in Washington as the guarantor of a certain stability in a chaotic administration, says he wants to “concentrate all his efforts to advance the president’s agenda and see him re-elected in 2020”. “Suggesting the contrary is both laughable and absurd,” he said, accusing the media of wanting to split the Trump team.
Unusual maneuvers, even in Washington
The New York Times on Sunday published an article stating that Mike Pence is multiplying meetings with potential donors and conservative groups to launch into the presidential race in 2020. The US newspaper also mentions several other Republican elected officials who make Such as Ohio Governor John Kasich, Senator Arkansas Tom Cotton, or US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley.
Even in Washington, this kind of political maneuver is rather unusual, whereas President Trump is only in the seventh month of his first term. Donald Trump has repeatedly said that he intends to run and be re-elected in 2020.
Rumors about the future of the Trump Presidency
But these allegations come at a time when rumors and doubts about the future of the Trump Presidency are undermining Washington’s investigation of the Russian affair, internal rivalries in the White House and the unconventional President of the United States.
— ABC News (@ABC) August 6, 2017
Kellyanne Conway, a close adviser to Donald Trump, said Sunday on ABC have “zero worry” about the vice president’s supposed ambitions and press claims called “complete fiction”. What is “absolutely true,” she said, is “that the vice president is preparing for 2020 to be re-elected as vice-president.”