December 5, 2018

OF THE THREE, SHE'S THE MOST LIKELY TO BE ON THE TICKET:

"THEY'RE BEGINNING TO THINK ABOUT WHETHER MIKE PENCE SHOULD BE RUNNING AGAIN": AS THE MUELLER FIRE NEARS, TRUMP PONDERS JETTISONING HIS LOYAL V.P. (GABRIEL SHERMAN, DECEMBER 5, 2018, Vanity Fair)

On Monday, Trump hosted a 2020 strategy meeting with a group of advisers. Among the topics discussed was whether Mike Pence should remain on the ticket, given the hurricane-force political headwinds Trump will face, as demonstrated by the midterms, a source briefed on the session told me. "They're beginning to think about whether Mike Pence should be running again," the source said, adding that the advisers presented Trump with new polling that shows Pence doesn't expand Trump's coalition. "He doesn't detract from it, but he doesn't add anything either," the source said. Last month, The New York Times reported that Trump had been privately asking advisers if Pence could be trusted, and that outside advisers have been pushing Nikki Haley to replace Pence.

Nikki 2020.

Posted by at December 5, 2018 6:06 PM

  

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