“I’m very happy with Mike Pence”, Trump said when asked by journalists whether he was interested in changing his running mate. “I think Mike Pence has been an outstanding VP. I think that he's been incredible in terms of the love that a lot of people - especially if you look at the Evangelicals and so many others, they really have a great respect for our Vice President. And so do I. And so do, I think, most people”, he added.
Last November, President Trump, when asked by a journalist whether he wanted Pence to be his running mate for his 2020 campaign, directly addressed the vice president in the conference room with a request to join the race as a vice-presidential candidate to which Pence nodded his head in confirmation.
The US presidential election will take place on 3 November 2020. Trump officially launched his re-election campaign in Orlando, Florida in mid-July.