President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he’s not sure if his vice president Mike Pence will be the next president, as Republicans attempt to replace the president after a tumultuous month.
| AP Photo Trump said Pence will not be replaced as president in time for the midterm elections.
“It’s going to take some time,” Trump said during an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, after saying Pence was “doing great.”
“He’s doing great. “
He’s doing very well.” “
He’s doing great.
He’s doing very well.”
The president’s comments came during a roundtable discussion with Hannity, who pressed the president on his criticism of Pence.
Trump has repeatedly slammed the vice president for failing to keep his campaign promises and not following through on the president’s campaign promises to cut taxes for the wealthy.
He repeatedly said during the 2016 campaign that he would “drain the swamp” in Washington.
He also said he would not appoint a special prosecutor to investigate former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Pence is expected to meet with Trump next week, where they’ll talk about the future of the White House and the Senate.
Trump, who is the first Republican president to hold a news conference since he took office, has been critical of Pence’s performance.
Trump told Fox News in August that he hoped the vice-president would step aside in order to replace him.
“You can’t have Mike Pence running the country.
I don’t want to do that,” Trump told Hannity.
“So, I don, you know, I’m hoping that they’ll be able to find a way to get somebody in there who’s going, like I said, in my opinion, to be really great for the country.”
In a statement Monday, Pence said he “will continue to support President Trump as we move forward, and to make every effort to continue the work that he has been doing as our nation’s top law enforcement officer.”
Pence told Fox that the president had a “good understanding” of the seriousness of the situation, and that he and his wife, Karen, are working to “make sure we get this right.”
He added that he hopes the president will be able “to do what is right for the American people and the country as a whole, not just for the Vice President.”
Pence’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.