Bill Weld officially announces he’s challenging Trump for GOP nomination in 2020

Bill Weld Who Pretty Much Endorsed Hillary Clinton In 2016 Will Challenge Donald Trump In 2020

Bill Weld Who Pretty Much Endorsed Hillary Clinton In 2016 Will Challenge Donald Trump In 2020

Former governor of the USA state of Massachusetts William (Bill) Weld became the first Republican to announce a challenge against President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential primary.

"Ours is a nation built on courage, resilience, and independence".

Weld, 73, said in announcing his candidacy that "it is time to return to the principles of Lincoln - equality, dignity and opportunity for all".

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The move illustrates how Mr Trump, 72, remains a divisive figure among Republicans despite having high approval ratings among his...

Weld later stated that he doesn't think he would run as an independent if he doesn't win the Republican nomination.

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson (R), and his running mate Bill Weld (L), talk to the press before a rally on August 6, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The video says that Weld was the first Republican governor of MA in more than 20 years, calls him a "crime fighter" who as governor cut taxes, reformed the welfare program and balanced the state's budget, while making the state safer. "The country deserves to have some fiscal constraint and conservatism". Years earlier, Weld was among a handful of top Justice Department officials to resign in protest over alleged ethical violations by then-Attorney General Ed Meese, long a favorite of conservatives.

As for his actual policy positions, Weld's website is little more than an ask for money, but a video released by his campaign makes it clear that his primary qualification is not being Donald Trump. "That's a ... serious matter in the Oval Office".

Weld also slammed Trump's attitude toward climate change and his confrontational style toward the press.

And, while Weld sees blame on both sides of the aisle for the divisiveness coming from Washington, he said Trump is the "grand master" of the problem.

"I've never seen such bitterness in this country", he said.

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