President Donald Trump insists 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, Mr Trump said “The Trump base far bigger & stronger than ever before (despite some phony Fake News polling).”He specifically criticised the “failing @nytimes”. Over the weekend, The New York Times detailed efforts by some Republicans looking ahead to 2020, including Vice President Mike Pence.
Mr Pence called the report false. President Trump tweeted: “The Fake News Russian collusion story, record Stock Market, border security, military strength, jobs….Supreme Court pick, economic enthusiasm, deregulation & so much more have driven the Trump base even closer together. Will never change.”
President Trump also tweeted 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 he plans to head to New York next week for “more meetings”.