Mike Pence addresses rumors that Trump is planning to replace him in 2020

Vice President Mike Pence sat down with Fox’s Jeanine Pirro on Saturday and broke the news that he is indeed still slated to be Trump’s VP in 2020. 

Many have speculated that former UN ambassador Nikki Haley is vying for Pence’s position in the administration since publishing her book in November.

Haley herself dismissed the rumors, saying that “The vice president and the president are a great ticket together … There is no truth whatsoever that I would ever in any way look to get that position. I think Mike is great for that job and I think that he’s the right partner for the president.”

Pirro asked Pence about the rumors, quoting Republican strategist Steve Schmidt’s statement that there’s an “overwhelming chance that President Trump will put Nikki Haley as his vice president” to boost Trump’s appeal to female voters.

Pence responded, “I couldn’t be more proud to be vice president alongside Donald Trump … And I’m honored that he’s asked me to run with him again.”

Pirro continued to press the VP about the speculation, asking if Pence has spoken directly with Trump about being on the 2020 ticket.

Pence answered that he had, and went on, “I’m not only confident of that [being on the 2020 ticket], I’m confident that we’re going to win in 2020.”

Watch the interview clip here.

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