White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that President Trump plans to be a two-term president in playing down reports that he may be shying away from the idea of running in 2020.
Conway told "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos that the "president says privately and publicly, often, George, that he'll be president for seven and a half more years, so he plans on being a two-term president."
She also dismissed the idea that Vice President Mike Pence would run against Trump in the 2020 election, calling any other notion "complete fiction, complete fabrication."
Conway's comments follow a report Saturday from the New York Times that discussed Republican efforts to create a "shadow campaign" for the 2020 election, as faith in President Trump is dropping among the GOP faithful. The report mentions that though Pence himself has not overtly signaled his intention to run counter to his boss, it does mention that some of his aides have been speaking out in private about a possible campaign.
Conway, like Pence's aides, dismissed this idea.
"It is absolutely true that the vice president is getting ready for 2020, for re-election as vice president," Conway said.