Nov 17, 2018 - Economy & Business

Trump slams NYT story questioning Pence's loyalty as "phony"

President Trump criticized a recent New York Times story, which reported that he has privately been questioning the loyalty of Vice President Mike Pence, as "phony" and claimed that Times reporters Maggie Haberman and Kate Rogers refused to ask him for comment in a pair of Saturday tweets.

"The New York Times did a phony story, as usual, about my relationship with @VP Mike Pence. They made up sources and refused to ask me, the only one that would know, for a quote. I can’t imagine any President having a better or closer relationship with their Vice President then the two of us. Just more FAKE NEWS, the Enemy of the People!"

Reality check: The story includes a comment from White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley: "The president absolutely supports the vice president and thinks he’s doing an incredible job helping to carry out the mission and policies of this administration."

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