Mike Pence Press Sec: Pence 2020 Rumors Are 'Absurd'
Mike Pence's press secretary called rumors that the vice president is running a shadow campaign for the 2020 presidential election "absurd."
The reports, which originated in the New York Times, are "speculation, conjecture, half-truths masquerading as news on the front page of the Never Trump New York Times," Press Secretary Marc Lotter told "Fox & Friends" on Monday.
Lotter assured that Pence's singular focus was on President Trump's agenda and making sure Trump is elected again in 2020.
Pence called the reports of his candidacy for president "laughable and absurd."
“Today's article in the New York Times is disgraceful and offensive to me, my family and our entire team," Pence 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."
The president and vice president are on the same page, Lotter said.
"They speak constantly," he said, adding that there is "absolutely no separation" between Trump and Pence's teams.