Fake news, for all the controversy it has engendered in this country, is unfortunately still alive and rampant. Earlier today, the New York Times released a written piece in which they strongly imply that Vice President Pence is planning a 2020 run for President. Upon learning of such false reports, the Vice President promptly denied such claims and released a censuring, public statement in response:
“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.”
The New York Times ought to be ashamed of themselves. The publication of such misleading, dishonest press is classless and unprofessional. In their piece, they baselessly claim that Vice President Pence is “creating an independent power base” and essentially using President Trump as a platform to help further his own political career. They go on to mention the Vice President’s appointment of Nick Ayers and question whether or not he is caving to the establishment wing of the Republican Party who may or may not want to see him run for President in 2020.
Over the past few weeks, many people have hypothesized that enemies of the President may be attempting to dismantle his administration from within. The aforementioned fallacious reports unfortunately give credence to this theory. President Trump’s plethora of detractors have prided themselves on being members of “The Resistance.” What better way to resist a President that you loathe by attempting to take him down from within?
According to CNN, White House counselor, Kellyanne Conway had some remarks pertaining to the New York Times’ latest fake news:
“I want to make a remark about Vice President Pence. I’ve worked with him for 10 years as his pollster, as a senior adviser, and certainly work with him daily in the White House. It is absolutely true that the Vice President is getting ready for 2020 — for re-election as Vice President.”
Despite the disproven rumors perpetrated by the New York Times, President Trump has made his decision to run for re-election in 2020 more than apparent. Vice President Pence will undoubtedly remain by the President’s side and assist him in his campaign to retain the White House. The reports from the New York Times were groundless speculations and quite frankly, Vice President Pence is owed a sincere apology.