Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner reportedly asking Trump to drop Pence from 2020 ticket

Trump, however, has said that he believes his running mate has done an "outstanding" job and quashed the rumors of Pence being replaced.


                            Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner reportedly asking Trump to drop Pence from 2020 ticket

Vice President Mike Pence's aides are reportedly worried about rumors that President Donald Trump's daughter and White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner are considering bumping Pence from the 2020 ticket.

Trump, however, has said that he believes his running mate has done an "outstanding" job and quashed the rumors of Pence being replaced on the 2020 presidential ticket. Despite the president's statement, Pence's loyalists are not completely certain that Trump will continue to keep him on.

Former UN ambassador Nikki Haley also addressed the issue in an abrupt tweet, saying "enough of the false rumors" and offered her "complete support" to the vice president.

Reports state that although White House officials are denying the rumors, Ivanka and Kushner are lobbying to replace Pence, according to an article by a former Indianapolis Star reporter, who has penned a biography of Pence.

(L-R) Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence look on during a joint press conference with U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House on March 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

A Trump advisor was quoted as saying in the piece that the "perception is that Pence's team is difficult to work with," and added that Trump occasionally asks what the advisor thinks of Pence.

Trump also quizzed his aides about Pence during his August vacation at his Bedminster golf course and inquired about replacing the vice president after losses in 2018 mid-terms. A senior White House official, however, denounced the reports of Ivanka and Kushner attempting to remove Pence and said: "This story has been shopped in multiple forms to multiple media outlets but was never run by the others because the sourcing didn't hold up or withstand scrutiny. It is false."

The president's daughter continues to hold a high profile position in the Trump administration as she recently traveled with a senior State Department official to South America this week. Meanwhile, Trump, last month, praised Pence, calling him an "outstanding" Vice President, and stressed on his support among Evengelicals: "I think that he has been incredible in terms of the love that a lot of people – especially if you look at the evangelicals and so many others, they really have a great respect for the vice president, and so do I. And so do I think most people."

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