REPORT: Donald Trump Is Asking People Whether Mike Pence Is Still Loyal To Him, People Think He Will Replace Him With Nikki Haley on 2020 Ticket

Paranoid much?

President Donald Trump is reportedly asking advisors if Vice President Mike Pence is still loyal to him, prompting many to wonder whether the president is considering replacing Pence as his running mate in 2020.

As The New York Times reports:

“In recent weeks, with his electoral prospects two years from now much on his mind, Mr. Trump has focused on the person who has most publicly tethered his fortunes to him. In one conversation after another he has asked aides and advisers a pointed question:

Is Mike Pence loyal?”

The buzz reportedly began last week during a press conference after the midterms when Trump was asked if he planned on keeping Pence on the ticket.

“Mike, will you be my running mate?” Trump asked Pence, who nodded affirmatively. “Will you? Thank you. O.K., good,” the president said. “That was unexpected, but I feel very fine.”

But it appears Pence’s assurances aren’t enough to convince Trump that he holds the confidence of the vice president.

“The president has not openly suggested dropping Mr. Pence from the ticket and picking another running mate,” the Times noted, “but the advisers say those kinds of questions usually indicate that he has grown irritated with someone.”

Hogan Gidley, the White House deputy press secretary, also denied that Trump wants to drop Pence from the ticket.

“The president absolutely supports the vice president,” Gidley said, “and thinks he’s doing an incredible job helping to carry out the mission and policies of this administration.”

And while Trump has reportedly not named his preferred replacement for Pence, one name has popped up in speculation: Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

But some are skeptical.

Haley resigned her post in October and maintains a close relationship with Trump, and nominating her as a running mate could be a tactic to help Trump with women voters.

Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, is a darling of the right, though she has denied any interest in seeking nation’s highest office in 2020 – for now.

Twitter loves the drama.

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