Vice President Mike Pence is not happy with The Failing New York Times following the outlet’s publication of a report falsely suggesting that he intends to run for President in 2020.
“Multiple advisers to Mr. Pence have already intimated to party donors that he would plan to run if Mr. Trump did not,” the NYT article in question reads.
“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 Mr. Trump’s heir apparent and promoting himself as the main conduit between the Republican donor class and the administrator,” the article continues.
Mike Pence was not happy, deeming the report “absurd.”
“Today’s article in The New York Times is disgraceful and offensive to me, my family and our entire team,” he said in a statement. “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 statement continues.
“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.”
— Vice President Pence (@VP) August 6, 2017
The New York Times has responded with a weak defense of itself, covering its bum by declaring that their original article included a number of quotes from White House officials deeming the suggestion that Pence intends to run for office “ridiculous.”
It’s not clear why The Times decided to run the story if the only named sources in it call the very premise of the piece ridiculous.
Just a New York Times thing, it seems.