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Added 08-07-17 03:31:01pm EST - “Over the weekend, the New York Times published a story on Republicans who supposedly are angling for their party's 2020 presidential nomination: 'Republican Shadow Campaign for 2020 Takes Shape as Trump Doubts Grow.' The story was,…” - Powerlineblog.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Powerlineblog.com: “All the Speculation That's Fit to Print”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Over the weekend, the New York Times published a story on Republicans who supposedly are angling for their party’s 2020 presidential nomination: “Republican Shadow Campaign for 2020 Takes Shape as Trump Doubts Grow.” The story was, of course, part of the paper’s daily war on President Trump. Its purpose was to cause “doubts” about President Trump’s being the GOP nominee in 2020 to “grow.”

The Times article contains no actual news. It quotes a handful of people speculating about the motives of Republicans like Mike Pence, John Kasich and Tom Cotton who are–can you believe it?–attending political events around the country:

Senators Tom Cotton and Ben Sasse have already been to Iowa this year, Gov. John Kasich is eyeing a return visit to New Hampshire, and Mike Pence’s schedule is so full of political events that Republicans joke that he is acting more like a second-term vice president hoping to clear the field than a No. 2 sworn in a little over six months ago.

Vice President Pence responded furiously to the Times’s claim that he wants to replace Trump on the ticket in three years:

“Today’s article in The New York Times is disgraceful and offensive to me, my family, and our entire team,” Pence’s statement read.

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