While Trump is enjoying his 17-day vacation time off from the White House, Vice President Mike Pence is running a 2020 campaign against the current president.
According to a report in the New York Times, Pence is running a shadow 2020 campaign in case Trump goes down for the Russia scandal, and the VP’s response to getting caught was a flip out that only confirmed his 2020 intention.
The Times reported:
“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 Trump’s heir apparent promoting himself as the main conduit between the Republican donor class and the administration.”
After he got caught trying to replace Trump, Pence tried to backtrack and blame the media. He says:
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 all-time highs.
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.
Obviously, Pence knows that if Trump thinks that he is out to replace him, the President could very well knock him off of the ticket or even pressure him to resign from the vice presidency, or like many before him, Trump will fire him.
The truth of the matter is that Pence has been scheming a potential 2020 run behind closed doors. And of course, he picks the week of Trump’s vacation to start plotting. The disaster that is this administration is unfolding right before our eyes.