Chang reportedly discusses trade with Pence

Frederick Owens
November 18, 2018

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he does not question the loyalty of Vice President Mike Pence and slammed The New York Times for publishing a story suggesting that he had.

After President Trump denied questioning the loyalty of Vice President Mike Pence, Sean Spicer praised Pence's effectiveness on Fox & Friends.

"The American people [and] this administration don't put a lot of stock in anonymous sources", said the vice president.

He said more than a billion people had been lifted out of extreme poverty since 1991 because of the jobs and more affordable consumer goods that free trade enables.

"He is 100 percent loyal", the President said to a group of journalists before leaving for California.

Trump was asked about a report which appeared in Friday editions of the Times.

The President also said Pence's loyalty has been tested in many ways, and he couldn't be happier with his pick for Vice President.

Washington will not change its pressure tactics against Beijing until it bows to U.S. terms, Vice President Mike Pence said at an APEC summit, where members loudly denounced protectionism and sanctions as threats to global trade.

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He called the Times' report "phony" and complained that the Times didn't call him for comment.

The question, which The Times said had been asked repeatedly, alarmed advisers and could indicate possible doubts Trump may have about his second-in-command.

Mr. Trump, who last week publicly asked Mr. Pence to be on the 2020 ticket, faulted the newspaper for not asking him before publishing the story.

'That was unexpected, but I feel very fine, ' Trump said.

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"Just look at the stand that President Trump has taken on our trading relationship with China", he stated.

Haberman claimed she corresponded with Sanders via email ahead of the story's publication, and pointed to a quote from White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley that is featured in the story.

"We should say no to protectionism and unilateralism".

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