Bill Weld becomes first Republican to challenge Donald Trump in 2020

Bill Weld becomes first Republican to challenge Donald Trump in 2020

Bill Weld becomes first Republican to challenge Donald Trump in 2020

The Republican National Committee (RNC) in January issued a nonbinding resolution to declare the party's undivided support for Mr Trump.

Bill Weld announced on April 15, 2019, that he is officially entering the race for president, becoming the first Republican to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 race. He returned to the GOP in February, and soon after announced he was considering a challenge to Trump. "The country deserves to have some fiscal constraint and conservatism". "I'm not saying I would ever endorse a Democrat in this race, but I could not support the president".

He endorsed the Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama over Republican nominee John McCain, in 2008 - but late said he regretted it.

Immediately following the announcement, Weld will travel to New Hampshire to make several campaign stops this week. In 2016, he ran for vice president on the Libertarian ticket with former Gov. Gary Johnson (R-N.M.). In the video, a narrator recounts Weld's experience leading MA and shows clips of some of Trump's most controversial comments. Nearly zero, though tight primary races have in the past damaged an incumbent's chances for re-election.

Weld said he will not run as an Independent if he does not win the Republican nomination.

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Next year Republican and Democratic voters will hold elections known as primaries to pick their respective party's standard bearer for the November 2020 presidential election.

He resigned as governor the following year after Clinton nominated him to be ambassador to Mexico, but it was a post he would never hold. Among other things, speculated about a candidacy of the former US Vice-President Joe Biden.

Weld fired back at Helms, suggesting it was un-American for Helms to refuse to hold a public hearing on a high-profile ambassadorial nomination.

The announcement video also touts Weld's record on helping to fight corruption, particularly Democrat corruption in MA, as well as his connection to President Ronald Reagan, who appointed him to be a "crime-fighting" USA attorney.

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