UPDATED 8:15 AM PT – Sat. Nov. 17, 2018
President Trump is speaking out against the New York Times, after the newspaper published a story about the president’s alleged questioning of Vice President Mike Pence’s loyalty.
Earlier Saturday, the president said Pence is a trooper, and he could not be happier with him, adding the paper never reached out to him for comment.
The Time’s report said the president had been questioning Pence’s loyalty so much, that it had reportedly alarmed his advisers.
….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
President Trump went on to say he does not question the vice president’s loyalty and said the story was false.
“No I don’t question his (US Vice President Mike Pence) loyalty at all. He is 100% loyal. It was a phony story. I doubt they (New York Times) had any sources. A typical New York Times phony story. Mike Pence is 100%, not even a doubt about it in my mind.” – President Trump
Vice President Mike Pence has also responded to the Time’s report, saying he has a very close and strong relationship with President Trump and is honored to serve in the administration.