Saturday morning, President Trump slammed a New York Times report that claimed he was privately questioning Vice President Pence’s loyalty, calling it a “phony story.”
The President took to twitter before leaving for California, along with addressing questions from the press. (Video Below)
While speaking to reporters at the White House before heading to California, President Trump explained that Vice President Mike Pence is “100 percent loyal” and “a terrific person.”
“No I don’t question his loyalty at all. He is 100 percent loyal. It was a phony story, a typical New York Times phony story,” Trump explained.
“He is a trooper. I could not be happier,” Trump added.
President Trump also slammed the the report on Twitter accusing The New York Times of making up sources and refusing to ask for a quote from him. (Video Below)
Further, Vice President Mike Pence addressed the report on Saturday while traveling in Papua New Guinea for events surrounding an Asia-Pacific summit, via The Hill.
“I’m just tempted not to dignify it with a comment,” Pence said, adding he and Trump have a very close and very strong relationship. “I’ve been honored to serve as his vice president, I was honored when he asked me to run with him.”
The Vice President said that the topic “came up” during a conversation with President Trump, though declined to say who brought it up first. He added, “We had a good laugh.” (Video Below)
President Trump tweeted on Saturday, “The New York Times did a phony story, as usual, about my relationship with @VP Mike Pence. They made up sources and refused to ask me, the only one that would know, for a quote. I can’t imagine any President having a better or closer relationship with their Vice President then the two of us. Just more FAKE NEWS, the Enemy of the People!”
….I can’t imagine any President having a better or closer relationship with their Vice President then the two of us. Just more FAKE NEWS, the Enemy of the People!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 17, 2018