When indictments start pouring in, that usually means things are crumbling when it comes to organized crime. The leaders of the group often start selling each other out, blaming each other and/or questioning each other’s loyalty. Not surprisingly, this seems to be exactly what is happening in the Trump circle as Donald has begun openly questioning Mike Pence’s loyalty.
It is very possible that Trump is going to be ousted from his presidency, which will make Mike Pence the President of the United States. Is a Trump ousting a guarantee? No, but anyone paying attention at all can see the walls are closing in.
The New York Times reveals Trump’s post-midterm election news conference at the White House took an interesting turn when a reporter asked about locking down his 2020 ticket.
“Mike, will you be my running mate?” Trump asked Pence, who stood up, raised his hand, and nodded yes. “Will you? Thank you. O.K., good,” Trump said. “That was unexpected, but I feel very fine.”
However, in private Trump is apparently not feeling so fine. The 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?”
Mr. Trump has repeated the question so many times that he has alarmed some of his advisers. The president has not openly suggested dropping Mr. Pence from the ticket and picking another running mate, but the advisers say those kinds of questions usually indicate that he has grown irritated with someone.
Apparently, Trump is wandering the White House asking advisers if they think Mike Pence is “loyal” to him. The New York Times has released an interesting report that seems focused on whether or not Trump is going to keep Pence around to run in 2020. Trump concerns may not matter based on the looming Mueller investigation results.
It would make sense for Trump to not trust anyone in his administration. They all have great motivation to sell him out. Pence could be working toward the Oval Office, advisers could be avoiding their own charges, and others could just be out to get him. Trump should be concerned about everyone’s loyalty, not just Pence’s.