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'Laughable': Pence Denies Report That He’s Prepping for 2020 Run

"The allegations in this article are categorically false and represent just the latest attempt by the media to divide this Administration," the vice president said

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    Vice President Mike Pence visited the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in Japan on Wednesday, speaking about the U.S. response to North Korea’s nuclear threats. (Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017)

    Vice President Mike Pence blasted the claim that he, along with top aides, will run a 2020 shadow presidential campaign, NBC News reported.

    He called it "disgraceful and offensive" and "laughable and absurd."

    The New York Times reported Sunday that key Pence aides told major Republican donors that Pence would be prepared to run for president in 2020 if President Donald Trump does not.

    "Today’s article in the New York Times is disgraceful and offensive to me, my family, and our entire team," Pence wrote in a sharply-worded denial on Sunday. "The allegations in this article are categorically false and represent just the latest attempt by the media to divide this Administration."

    Steve Bannon Out as White House Chief Strategist

    [NATL] Steve Bannon Out as White House Chief Strategist

    Steve Bannon has departed the White House, where he was President Donald Trump’s chief strategist. His tenure lasted seven months. White House chief of staff John Kelly and Bannon mutually agreed that Friday would be Bannon’s last day, according to a statement from the press secretary that said they were “grateful for his service.”

    (Published Friday, Aug. 18, 2017)