Vice President called reports he will run in 2020 ‘disgraceful and offensive’, Mike Pence insisted that New York Times story about his so-called presidential run is categorically false.
Mike Pence released an official statement on Sunday, in which he denied the information about his presidential run in 20202. According to the statement, New York Times report is ‘categorically false’ and aimed at the dividing this administration.
Kellyanne Conway, senior White House adviser, called NYT report a complete fiction in her interview for ABC’s This Week:
“It’s absolutely true the vice president is getting ready for 2020 – for re-election as vice-president.”
New York Time is ready to prove the accuracy of its report on Pence
A New York Times spokeswoman defends the accuracy of the published information, she stood by the article:
“We are confident in the accuracy of our reporting and will let the story speak for itself,”
In its article about Pence’s 2020 perspectives, New York Times cites multiple sources, saying that Vice President had implied that he would plan to run if Mr Trump did not. Mr Pence is more active than previous inhabitants of his office, he takes part in plenty major Republican events.
According to NYT article, a number of Pence’s advisers had “already intimated to party donors that he would plan to run if Mr Trump did not”.