Marc Lotter, Press Secretary to Vice President Mike Pence On NY Times Story That The VP Is Gearing Up For 2020: They Won’t Divide This President!

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Fake News! Vice President Pence on Sunday dismissed a New York Times story saying he and other top Republicans are running shadow campaigns to defeat President Trump in 2020, calling the report "disgraceful and offensive." "Today's article in the New York Times is disgraceful and offensive to me, my family and our entire team. The allegations in this article are categorically false and represent just the latest attempt by the media to divide this administration," Pence said in an official White House statement. The Times story published Sunday suggests Pence, Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are visiting early-voting states and taking other actions that indicate at least a preliminary 2020 effort.

Todd sat down with Marc Lotter, Press Secretary to Vice President Mike Pence to clear things up.