Fake News story #230: As much a fairy tale as is the "Trump is a Russian spy" nonsense . Sheer blather, and, it came from the NY Time's backroom editorial staff (as in "staff infection") . . . . . . . of course.

This wasn't even a good rumor.  

Mike Pence has denounced a New York Times article suggesting he is eyeing a 2020 run for president as false, calling it 'disgraceful and offensive.' The article, published Saturday, claims Pence has developed an 'independent power base, cementing his status as Mr Trump's heir apparent and promoting himself as the main conduit between the Republican donor class and the administration.' On Sunday Pence said in a statement that the claims were 'categorically false' and accused the paper of attempting to 'divide' the administration.