Pence would likely be passed over if Trump is out for 2020: GOP strategist
Donald Trump and Governor Mike Pence of Indiana speaking to supporters at an immigration policy speech at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

If President Donald Trump is unable or unwilling to run for re-election in 2020, Mike Pence would likely not get to run in his place, Republican strategist Noelle Nikpour said on MSNBC Saturday.


Appearing on Rev. Al Sharpton's show, Nikpour said that there's a possibility Trump will face a primary challenge from a #NeverTrump GOP candidate like Ohio Gov. John Kasich. "someone that is clearly an adversary of the president and not afraid to get support and run against him without fear of ramification."

But if Trump is not in the race, Nikpour said, it's likely no one from his administration will be.

"If President Trump is no longer there, will Pence be pushed forward?" she asked rhetorically. "I feel like if Trump is not in, I don't think they will look within that whole administration to push anyone forward. I think it will be someone totally new and different."

Watch the clip below.