The president responded during Wednesday’s phone interview with Fox Business to a Wall Street Journal op-ed that suggested Pence should be replaced with former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, as Trump runs for reelection in 2020.
“I love Nikki, and there’s places for Nikki, and Nikki’s future is great,” Trump said. “But Mike Pence is the person, 100 percent.”
He continued to praise the vice president:
“We won together. We have tremendous evangelical support. We have tremendous support from every angle. You can’t break up a team like that. And we get along well together.”
See Trump’s interview below:
The vice president and president have shared many moments together over Trump’s first term as president.
Let’s check out four of the duo’s best moments together thus far:
1: Trump has held a close relationship with Pence’s wife, Karen Pence.
During the 2019 National Prayer Breakfast in February, Trump honored Karen for returning to Immanuel Christian School in Springfield, Virginia, where she previously taught for a decade.
“I’ve gotten to know Karen so well. She is a Marine Corps mom, a tremendous woman, a proud supporter of military families, and she just recently went back to teaching art classes at a Christian school.,” Trump said during the event. “Thank you. Thank you, Karen. Terrific woman.”
When the second lady announced that she would be teaching art at the school, it sparked outrage by many over the school’s views of same-sex marriage — the vice president defended her against the backlash.
2: The two teamed up to offer a surprise visit at the 46th annual March for Life event.
In January, vice president Pence delivered a speech at the pro-life event in Washington, D.C., and praised Trump as the “most pro-life president in American history.”
Trump also made a surprise video appearance to tell those in attendance that his administration “will always defend the first right in our Declaration of Independence: the right to life.”
3: With pressure for gun control from Democratic leaders, Trump and Pence look to secure the second amendment.
Pence also made it clear that under the Trump administration, “no one is taking your guns.”
“The president and I stand with the NRA because, like all of you, we stand for freedom,” Pence said. “The right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms is a freedom that is at the heart of the American story.”
4: Pence declares Trump will continue to defend military members.
At the West Point graduation, the vice president declared to the military graduates during the commencement address that Trump will “will always have your back.”
“As you accept the mantle of leadership I promise you, your commander in chief will always have your back. Mr. Trump is the best friend the men and women of our armed forces will ever have.”
While Trump and Pence have taken on various tasks while overlooking the country, Trump is looking to continue to do so through reelection in 2020 with Pence by his side.