White House counselor Kellyanne Conway confirmed President Donald Trump's plans to run for re-election in 2020 during a Sunday interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News' "This Week."
"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," Conway told Stephanopoulos.
The question from Stephanopoulos came after the New York Times wrote an article suggesting Vice President Mike Pence is gearing up for a presidential run of his own in 2020. Pence immediately came out with a four-paragraph statement denying the claims.
“Today’s article in the New York Times is disgraceful and offensive to me, my family, and our entire team,” Pence said in a statement. “The allegations in this article are categorically false and represent just the latest attempt by the media to divide this Administration.”
Conway echoed Pence's stance and reassured Stephanopoulous that Trump will run again in 2020.
"I want to make a comment about Vice President Pence. I've worked with him for 10 years as his pollster, as a senior adviser and certainly daily in the White House," Conway said. "It is absolutely true that the vice president is getting ready for 2020, for re-election as vice president."
Stephanopoulos asked Conway if she was concerned about Pence throwing his hat in the ring for president in 2020. She brushed off the question.
"It is of zero concern," she said.