Trump Addresses the Republicans Taking Him on in The Primary, Says He’s Not Worried About the ‘Three Stooges’

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President Donald Trump called out those who are looking to challenge him in the Republican presidential primary, deeming his competitors the “Three Stooges.”

Former Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) officially kicked off his presidential bid for the 2020 presidential election on Sunday, joining two other Republicans vying to take on Trump.

Sanford, along with former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) and former Gov. Bill Weld (R-Mass.), are those who the president has dubbed as the “Three Stooges.”

In an early Monday tweet, Trump knocked his primary challengers, while explicitly calling out Sanford’s controversial past of having an extramarital affair in Argentina. The president said the former congressman’s relationship “with his Flaming Dancer friend” had “sounded like his political career was over.”

After then pointing out Sanford lost his reelection bid in 2018 to a pro-Trump challenger, Trump tweeted, “But now take heart, he is back, and running for President of the United States.”

“The Three Stooges, all badly failed candidates, will give it a go!” Trump wrote.

This isn’t Trump’s first time taking a swing at his primary opponents, as he previously tweeted on August 27, “I should be able to take them!”

Over the weekend, the Republican parties in three states — Kansas, South Carolina, and Nevada — made the decision to cancel the nomination contests for the Republican primary in the 2020 election.

The decision had drawn a response from the GOP challengers, as Weld said, “Beyond a certain point, if they try to cancel all of the primaries, I think it raises the question: What are they scared of?”

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Anna Ostby
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LoL those dudes are the best they could come up with to try and unseat the president, Lord have mercy hahaha

Cherl
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While not always a fan of President Trump’s renaming those he doesn’t like, in this case Sanford stands out as the biggest stooge. Has he no pride, no shame, no self respect? After that hiking the Appalachian trail story one would have thought he would have slinked off into obscurity.

jon
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jon

Not you, stupid !!!

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