Amid the rumors that President Trump may make a change in his running mate before the 2020 election, the president on Friday, Nov. 22, gave out his strong point.
During an interview with “Fox & Friends,” President Trump was asked about rumors that former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley might replace Pence as his running mate in the next election.
Without hesitant, the president said, “Mike Pence—I know I’ve seen this rumor that keeps popping up, and Nikki would be great, but Mike Pence has done a phenomenal job as vice president. He’s our guy, he’s my friend, and look, we have a great team.”
“Mike Pence is a great vice president,” he added. “He’s our man 100 percent.”
President Trump also mentioned Haley as a friend and said she will support him in the campaign in some form.
“She has become a strong advocate for the president and has been very critical of the impeachment inquiry,” he said, according to The Hill.
Haley, during a recent publicity tour to promote her new book, also tried to dispel rumors that she’s aiming for the vice president position. The former governor of South Carolina said the vice president and the president are a great team and are solid enough that they’re going to win together.
“There is no truth whatsoever that I would ever in any way look to get that position. I think Mike is great for that job and I think that he’s the right partner for the president,” she said.
Haley, 47, was South Carolina’s first female governor from January 2011 to January 2017. On Nov. 4, 2014, she was re-elected for a second term.
During the 2012 presidential campaign, Republican Mitt Rodney considered her a possible running mate, but she said she would reject any proposal because of her position as governor.