Some White House staffers remained unconvinced by Pence's denials about writing the op-ed.
“Not at our show! Not in front of my beautiful, diverse, talented cast at Frozen Broadway."
“I know the name of the person who wrote this. It’s Jared. It’s Jared Kushner, his son-in-law," Kimmel said.
The lawyer has been trying to negotiate the special counsel's request to interrogate the president but has rejected certain topics and refused follow-up questions.
But when it came to describing the unnamed author of the piece, which portrays the White House as in a state of disarray, Trump got a little tongue-tied.
Trump claimed that Lincoln's Gettysburg address was ridiculed by the "fake news" media in 1863.
“This election, you aren’t just voting for a candidate. You’re voting for which party controls Congress. A very important thing. Very important thing,” Trump said.
"This hearing has all the content of a slurpee. There is very little beyond judicial platitudes and soundbites."
It would not be the first time Trump has acted on an idea that Paul, a close friend and ally to the president, has suggested to him.
"This is an astonishing new low in one of our nation’s darkest hours. And Republicans in Congress refuse to do anything about it," said Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez.
“The response was jarring, so different," Woodward wrote of Trump's reply.
The first daughter did not react to the op-ed as directly as her father did, but she took a swipe at the press over which issues were and were not important.
A gaggle of senior White House officials are rushing to deny writing the anonymous New York Times op-ed that scathingly portrayed President Donald Trump.
The Trump administration's policies now outrank political extremists, migration, climate change and even terrorism as a top fear in Germany's annual poll.
Trump has defended his mental stability in the past after critics have pointed to his frequent outbursts on Twitter and in person as reason for concern.
Experts in both academia and private practice are trained to decipher anonymous writers.
Sean Spicer reportedly called the NPS to suggest there should be more flattering photos of the inauguration crowd.
The anonymous article, written by a senior administration official, says aides are “working diligently” to “frustrate” parts of President Trump’s agenda.
The anonymous op-ed has been slammed by President Donald Trump and his allies.