President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will remain in the White House, despite mounting pressure from his own party and members of Congress to resign.
“I’m not going to resign,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office.
“I’m staying in office until such time as I’m absolutely convinced I can do better than that.”
As for Pence, he also appeared to hint at a possible exit, telling reporters in March that he wasn’t ready to “sit back and let somebody else take over.”
“I have to be able to do the job that I think I can,” he said at the time.
The president, who has had to endure some tough criticism from Republicans in Congress for his handling of the government shutdown and the GOP’s effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, also appeared confident in his own ability to lead the country.
“We’re going to be doing the job,” he told reporters.
“We’re not going anywhere.”