August 6, 2017
— Vice President Pence (@VP) August 6, 2017
It was just a joke, bro.
Vice President Pence on Sunday dismissed a New York Times story saying he and other top Republicans are running shadow campaigns to defeat President Trump in 2020, calling the report “disgraceful and offensive.”
“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,” Pence said in an official White House statement.
The Times story published Sunday suggests Pence, Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are visiting early-voting states and taking other actions that indicate at least a preliminary 2020 effort.
“Pence’s schedule is so full of political events that Republicans joke that he is acting more like a second-term vice president hoping to clear the field than a No. 2 sworn in a little over six months ago,” according to the story, which further suggests such efforts are largely the result of the multiple investigations into Russia meddling and collusion, which have thrown the Trump administration into disarray.
“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,” Pence also said. “Any suggestion otherwise is both laughable and absurd. … 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.”
Mike Pence is not the coup type.
This is like the most passive guy. Hence the hilarity of my headline.
So the NYT is just openly faking news that sounds outrageous now. I don’t even think they’re doing it for political purposes. It’s just clickbait fake news.
They might as well have said “Pence Meets with Space Aliens to Discuss Sale of Africans for Genetic Experiments.”
Like, this was a super goofy thing, to run this story.
Here it is, by the way. In case you’re interested. It’s a good laugh.
I am sort of surprised that no one at NYT is like, “whoa, we gotta rein this in – we’re reaching Weekly World News levels here, guys.”
But I guess Jews have just gone wild.