The failing New York Times is taking heat after running yet another false story about the current administration.
Vice President Mike Pence calmed fears that he was planning to run against President Trump in the 2020 election.” The American people know that I cannot be more honored to be working side by side with a president who is making America great again,” read a statement released by Pence.
Last week, the failing New York Times released an article claiming that top Republicans have begun circling around Trump like a frenzy of sharks. The Republicans smell weakness, according to The Times, and are planning to oust Trump before the 2020 general election.
In their article, The Times wrote that Pence is acting like a second term Vice President eyeing his own run for the presidency. They argue that because Pence has loaded his calendar with political events, it reveals his intentions to turn on Trump in three years.
Pence immediately responded and denounced The Times article. “The allegations in this article are categorically false and represent just the latest attempt by the media to divide this administration.” Pence wrote.
The vice president is entirely correct about the intentions of the article, which frequently dismissed the Trump administration as chaotic and dysfunctional. The Times is simply trying to sow division in the upper levels of the Republican party.
In fact, The Times article even quotes a top Republican who claims that a Pence presidential run in two years was “beyond ridiculous.” They know they are publishing lies, they just don’t care.
Throughout the article, establishment Republicans like John McCain and John Kasich are presented as a viable alternative to Trump. Clearly, the article is based more on wish fulfillment than any actual news. However, RINOs like Kasich require more than the endorsement of a liberal rag to dethrone Trump.
In the 2016 Republican primary, Kasich secured the vote of only one delegate, compared to Trump’s 46. The American people didn’t support him then, and they aren’t likely to support him in three years. If anything, runner-up Ted Cruz is in the best position to displace Trump, however, Cruz does not conform to The Times’ establishment agenda, so he is ignored.
This article is just like the countless commentaries and polls that were released in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election. The majority of pundits and pollsters were convinced that Hillary Clinton was almost guaranteed the White House. These soothsayers were blinded by their partisan interests and could not conceptualize a Trump presidency.
Similarly, The Times cannot conceptualize a second term for Trump. After only seven months in office, the slew of articles claiming the end of Trump are already starting to pour out.
However, like the articles released in late 2016, the recent Times hit piece has no basis in reality. “Whatever fake news may come our way, my entire team will continue to focus all our efforts to advance the President’s agenda and see him re-elected in 2020. Any suggestion otherwise is both laughable and absurd,” Pence wrote.