Stone vows to run candidate against Pence if VP makes 2020 bid

Stone vows to run candidate against Pence if VP makes 2020 bid
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Former Trump campaign adviser Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneDemocrats are running out of stunts to pull from impeachment playbook Feds claim 'continued need' for Stone associate's grand jury testimony A reality-based game for Trump watchers: 'Name that Fallacy' MORE said in a recent interview that he would run a challenger against Vice President Pence should Pence run for the Oval Office in 2020.

Stone told the conservative website Big League Politics that he doesn’t believe it’s a guarantee that President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure MORE will run for a second term. Stone said Trump could decide to retire from politics if he accomplishes his agenda in the first four years. 


“I could see him saying ‘You know what? I don’t need this anymore. I’ve made America great again. I have kept my promises to the American people. I’m heading off to the golf course,’” Stone said of Trump to the online web show "Howley Reports." 

Stone also said he could “guarantee” that he’ll run a candidate against Pence should Trump bow out.

Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceDozens of graduates walk out in protest of Pence address Trudeau on tariff deal: Canadian and US businesses can get back to 'working constructively together' Congress has a duty to go through with the impeachment and public trial of President Trump MORE is not one of us,” Stone said. “Mike Pence is controlled by the Koch brothers, who did everything humanly possible to stop Donald Trump from being president,” he added, referring to billionaire conservative donors David and Charles Koch.

Stone also dismissed United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyWill Trump ignore the Constitution and stay in White House beyond his term? Trump taps ex-State spokeswoman Heather Nauert to help oversee White House fellowships Conservatives slam Omar over tweet on Gaza violence MORE as a potential 2020 candidate.

“See you in New Hampshire, boys,” Stone said to a potential presidential ticket that includes Pence and Haley.

Trump earlier this year announced that former digital adviser Brad Parscale would be his campaign manager for 2020.