Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that, surveying the 2020 Democratic field, he likes his and President Trump's chances for reelection.

"They've got an awfully big field on the other side," he said.

Speaking in Nebraska earlier this month, former Vice President Joe Biden caught heat from his party for calling Pence a "decent guy."

Left-wing activists, including former New York City gubernatorial candidate and "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia Nixon, then slammed the former Delaware senator, calling Pence a homophobe and claiming he has no redeeming qualities. Biden then relented and backed off the praise of Pence. 

"You’re right, Cynthia. I was making a point in a foreign policy context, that under normal circumstances a Vice President wouldn’t be given a silent reaction on a world stage. But there is nothing decent about being anti-LGBTQ rights, and that includes the Vice President," he said.

Pence told Pete Hegseth that the episode is "evidence of the pressure all candidates are going to face" from the far left.


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Previously, Second Lady Karen Pence was critiqued for teaching at a parochial school in Virginia, which critics said was also a homophobic move.

"The reality is [the Democratic field] is largely driven by the most extreme liberal elements of their party," Mike Pence said.

"The truth of the matter is, you've got a party on the other side that is prepared to run on open borders, socialism, abortion on demand, infanticide, Medicare for all and the Green New Deal. I like our chances in 2020," he said. 


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