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Trump: My base is stronger than ever, despite 2020 rumblings

President Donald Trump criticises the New York Times that detailed efforts by some Republicans looking ahead to 2020, including Vice President Mike Pence

world Updated: Aug 07, 2017 18:43 IST
US President Donald Trump looks up while hosting a House and Senate leadership lunch at the White House in Washington.
US President Donald Trump looks up while hosting a House and Senate leadership lunch at the White House in Washington.(Reuters File Photo)

President Donald Trump is insisting his support is stronger than ever, despite a report that some Republicans are weighing a 2020 presidential run without him.

In a flurry of early morning tweets Monday, Trump says “the Trump base far bigger & stronger than ever before (despite some phony Fake News polling).” He specifically criticised the “failing @nytimes.” The New York Times detailed efforts by some Republicans looking ahead to 2020, including Vice President Mike Pence. Pence called the report false.

Trump also tweets that he is “working hard” from his private golf club in central New Jersey, while the White House heating and cooling system is repaired, and plans to head to New York next week for “more meetings.” He also reiterated personal attacks on Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal.