Lawrence O'Donnell: Trump Should Watch His Back Around Mike Pence

A New York Times story suggests a "shadow campaign" is underway to elect Mike Pence president in 2020. Trump has spent days hammering the publication on Twitter, and Vice President Pence forcefully tried to shut down the conjecture.

But MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell isn't buying the vice president's theatrical outrage.

According to O'Donnell, Pence has an unusual window into the "laziness" of the Trump presidency and is in a unique position to succeed the unpopular president.

"He sees [Trump's] ignorance up close," O'Donnell said of the VP. "Mike Pence knows he may be a plea bargain away from the presidency [...] Of course Mike Pence is running for president!"

O'Donnell believes Trump could either resign or be impeached.

Outside of the Trump administration, O'Donnell suggested Gov. John Kasich of Ohio stands a strong chance against the president should he manage to stay in office for his full term. Kasich ran in the 2016 Republican primary before exiting the race after Trump's nomination became a foregone conclusion.

Either way, the MSNBC host clearly doesn't think Trump's getting a second term. "No one in America has ever seen a president who cares less about doing the work of the presidency," O'Donnell said. 

Watch the full segment below via MSNBC:


Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ }}

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.