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Primary Fight? Former GOP Governor Exploring Trump Challenge

A former Massachusetts governor is forming an exploratory committee to challenge President Trump in the 2020 Republican primary.

By NTK Staff | 02.15.2019 @9:29am
Primary Fight? Former GOP Governor Exploring Trump Challenge

President Donald Trump’s path to reelection may be a bit bumpier than expected thanks to a potential primary challenger who said he is launching an exploratory committee.

Former Mass. Gov. Bill Weld announced his intentions during a speech at the “Politics & Eggs” breakfast in Bedford, N.H. on Friday. “We have a president whose priorities are skewed toward promotion of himself rather than toward the good of the country,” Weld reportedly said.

“To compound matters, our President is simply too unstable to carry out the duties of the highest executive office — which include the specific duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed — in a competent and professional matter,” Weld said in his prepared remarks. “He is simply in the wrong place.”

Weld is no stranger to running against Trump. He was the Libertarian Party vice presidential candidate with Gary Johnson in 2016 and switched back to the Republican Party last month, according to the Boston Herald.

“The truth is that we have wasted an enormous amount of time by humoring this President, indulging him in his narcissism and his compulsive, irrational behaviors,” he said.

Weld, 73, is a former prosecutor and served as governor of Massachusetts from 1990 to 1997.

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