Rumors have been circulating for months that President Donald Trump would pick a new running mate for his 2020 ticket.
As it turns out, that was just more fake news from the liberal mainstream media.
The rumors were put to bed this week when former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley tweeted out her “complete support” for Vice President Mike Pence.
Haley’s tweet was an attempt to knock down false rumors about Pence’s place on the 2020 Republican ticket.
“Enough of the false rumors. Vice President Pence has been a dear friend of mine for years. He has been a loyal and trustworthy VP to the President. He has my complete support,” Haley wrote.
Enough of the false rumors. Vice President Pence has been a dear friend of mine for years. He has been a loyal and trustworthy VP to the President. He has my complete support. ❤️?? pic.twitter.com/waPyQjC8Eb
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) August 21, 2019
Trump announced on Sunday that he was “very happy” with Pence and planned to keep him as his running mate in the 2020 election.
Trump sticking with Pence is not surprising.
The Trump-Pence ticket was very powerful in 2016, and Democrats should be very worried about how well the two Republicans will do together on the campaign trail together again in 2020.
“I think Mike Pence has been an outstanding VP,” Trump told reporters in New Jersey.
“I think that he has been incredible in terms of the love that a lot of people, especially if you look at the evangelicals and so many the others, they really have a great respect for the vice president, and so do I. And so do I think most people,” he added.
Trump also smacked down media rumors — which were apparently totally unfounded and baseless — that he planned to abandon his vice president.
Back in December, several outlets reported that Trump and some of his advisers were discussing plans to replace Pence on the 2020 ticket with Haley.
It was rumored that Trump and some of his advisers thought Haley would be a perfect choice.
“A lot of the people, amazingly, they bring different names up and they brought a lot of different names,” Trump reportedly said at the time. “That’s, by the way, standard. That’s standard. Everybody thought that President Obama was going to change Biden. They thought second term, he was going to change that. Everybody thought that, but he didn’t do that. But no, I’m very happy with Mike Pence.”
When Haley joined Trump in the Oval Office in October to announce that she would be stepping down from her position, her statement was worded in a way that has fueled speculation.
“No, I am not running for 2020. I can promise you what I will be doing is campaigning for this one. So I look forward to supporting the president in the next election,” she said at the time.
Apparently that was more fake news from the media.
And a Trump-Pence ticket will be very hard for any Democrat to defeat in 2020.