Trump WILL have a Republican primary challenger, because one-off Massachusetts governor, Bill Weld, announces the long shot bid to dismiss president
Former Massachusetts governor, William Weld, became the only Republican candidate to challenge President Donald Trump to nominate the party in 2020.
& # 39; It is time for patriotic men and women in our great nation to stand up and plant a flag. It is time to return to Lincoln's principles: equality, dignity and opportunities for everyone. There is no greater cause on earth than to preserve what makes America really great, & # 39; Weld said in a statement Monday, & # 39; I am ready to lead that fight. & # 39;
Weld & # 39; s campaign released a video on Sunday in which he outlined his achievements and presented arguments as to why American needs Weld to challenge Trump.
& # 39; Today we need Bill Weld more than ever & # 39 ;, it says in the video of three and a half minutes.
Former Massachusetts governor and vice-presidential candidate William Weld announced on Monday that he will challenge President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020
Weld ran fast for Vice-President as a libertarian in 2016 and said in February that he was launching a commission to explore a Republican run against Trump.
When he announced his consideration of a run, he said that Trump was too unstable to perform the duties of the country's highest office.
& # 39; I am here because I think our country is in great danger & # 39 ;, Weld told an audience in the early primary state of New Hampshire. & # 39; And I can no longer sit quietly on the sidelines. & # 39;
& # 39; We cannot sit passively if our precious democracy quietly disappears into the darkness. The congress must do its duty and the citizens must do ours. & # 39;
The participation of Weld in the race marks the first direct frontal challenge for Trump.
Weld, working boots with a suit, stated in February that he is considering playing against Trump next year
Weld believes that Trump & # 39; too unstable & # 39; is to remain in office for another six years
Campaign Manger for Trump & # 39; s 2016 campaign, Corey Lewandowski, said that Weld was a & # 39; loser & # 39; and a & # 39; clown & # 39; is.
& # 39; Republican Bill Weld makes it official: he challenges Trump for the presidential nomination of GOP. This guest is a total loser. He has not been elected in 25 years. Clown! & # 39; Lewandowski tweeted on Monday, shortly after Weld was announced.
& # 39; He practically spit on the idea that we should have freedom of the press & # 39 ;, Weld said at the time he announced to launch a reconnaissance commission. & # 39; He has failed to denounce dire examples of racism. & # 39;
& # 39; We have a president whose priorities are focused on promoting himself rather than the well-being of the country. & # 39;
Weld, 73, served as governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997.
He was Vice-President of the Vice-President Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson in the 2016 presidential election and criticized Trump at every turn. In March – a month before the announcement – he switched his connection back to the Republican.
In the past, Weld noted that four of the last nine incumbent presidents who were running for the second time were faced with primary battles within their own parties. All four lost re-elections.
Weld ran as a libertarian for vice-president in 2016, but came back and is part of the Republican party again
Weld unveiled his intentions and campaign logo in February and told Americans it was time to get up & plant a flag & # 39;
Weld says that President Trump is focused on promoting his own interests and can no longer remain president for four years
Weld would not say if he would support Trump in 2020 if the president were to win a re-nomination at the GOP convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
& # 39; I think the current incumbent party has to take a difficult act. I'm not sure, & he said in February, predicting that other Republicans might want to participate in the race and challenge Trump now that he did.
It does not seem that there are other obvious republicans who are taking on Trump. Even though the former governor of Ohio, John Kasich, said he is thinking about it.
It is & # 39; important that the seated person is challenged, even confronted, & # 39; said Weld.
The submitted Democratic Party is already busy, with 18 candidates competing for the nomination.