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 StoneAnother Roger Stone associate meets with grand jury Time for sunshine on Trump-Russia investigation Roger Stone associates questioned about ties to WikiLeaks for Mueller probe: report 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 TrumpHouse Republican threatens to push for Rosenstein impeachment unless he testifies Judge suggests Trump’s tweet about Stormy Daniels was ‘hyperbole’ not defamation Rosenstein faces Trump showdown 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. 

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“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 PenceIndiana sisters with history of opposing Pence donate millions to Dems Hillicon Valley: Trump signs off on sanctions for election meddlers | Russian hacker pleads guilty over botnet | Reddit bans QAnon forum | FCC delays review of T-Mobile, Sprint merger | EU approves controversial copyright law Overnight Defense: Trump marks 9/11 anniversary | Mattis says Assad 'has been warned' on chemical weapons | US identifies first remains of returned Korean war troops 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) HaleyPresident Trump at the UN General Assembly — Making the UN great again? Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warns US, Israel of ‘crushing and devastating’ response to parade attack The Hill's Morning Report — Ford, Kavanaugh to testify Thursday as another accuser comes forward 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.