Vice President Pence to visit Cincinnati this week

But Pence confirmed on Wednesday during an interview with CBS that it will only be a matter of days before the administration introduces an adapted travel ban, while it will also continue to fight the courts' decision.

"Morning Joe" hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough pressed Pence on the president's use of that phrase Wednesday morning, asking him if it would continue.

Less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump called for an end to "trivial fights" in Washington, D.C., Vice President Mike Pence declined to say whether the White House would end its attacks on the media.

"We've made repealing [and] replacing Obamacare the number one priority of this Congress", Mr. Pence said on ABC's "Good Morning America".

"I think the president's made it clear to Congress that particularly when it comes to the most vulnerable population. the Medicaid population, we don't want anyone to fall through the cracks", Pence said.

The Trump administration does not want to reform an internet surveillance law to address privacy concerns, a White House official tells Reuters, saying it is needed to protect national security.

"We'll see about some of these other issues and the remaining population", Pence said. According to anchor Jake Tapper, the White House offered for Pence to appear on every major US broadcaster Wednesday morning except for CNN. "What the president wants the Congress to do is to create a framework for people to be able to afford coverage". "One of the reasons why president Donald Trump was elected is because he is a fighter".

Pence, who sat behind Trump in the House chamber Tuesday evening with House Speaker Paul Ryan, said the president was directly involved in crafting the hourlong talk.

Asked which White House aides played major roles in writing the speech, Pence replied, "This was all him".

In his first address to a joint session of Congress, Trump said largely what GOP leaders were hoping to hear Tuesday night, staying on-message and talking in optimistic tones, even weighing in at one point to settle a brewing dispute over how to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

  • Leroy Wright