Trump Challenger Weld Hopes to Create ‘Unrest’ as Republican Voters Overwhelmingly Support POTUS

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President Donald Trump’s only Republican challenger has admitted he has an uphill battle in convincing Republican voters to support his presidential bid.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld spoke about running against Trump during an interview with C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers,” saying that he understands many voters approve of Trump and there is little interest for a serious Republican challenger.

However, the Republican claimed that his goal is to cut into the support of Trump, pointing to a past candidate who had done something similar.

“A primary challenger can, as Pat Buchanan did, help to create that unrest,” Weld said.

As IJR Red previously reported, Trump recently hit his highest approval rating ever. According to a Gallup poll, he had 46% approval overall for the latter half of April, which is his highest to date. The president maintained a 91% approval with Republicans.

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Yet Weld continues to be optimistic, claiming that there is no way to tell how the ratings will look next year, saying, “A year is a long time. Eighteen months is forever in national politics, and a lot is going on.”

He also went after the president over refusing to work with Democratic lawmakers on infrastructure due to ongoing investigations.

“The president is just abdicating his responsibility as president. I think that is so outrageous that I think it’s going to sink in overtime in the consciousness of the American people that we can’t have this guy doing this job,” said Weld.

Despite Weld’s criticism, the Republican party does not seem ready to give up their support of the president. As IJR Red reported, the Republican National Committee (RNC) has already stated they would support Trump.

“The RNC and the Republican Party are firmly behind the president,” reads the organization’s statement. “Any effort to challenge the president’s nomination is bound to go absolutely nowhere.”

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Delusional! Only a complete fool could be so stupid! He’s a RINO at best and a Democrat running as a Republican in all likelihood


A fool and his money…


Who woulda thunk it, MA was Republican in the 1990s.

Never heard of this guy, he must have been doing a really great job as Governor of MA. And I spent a lot of time, way too much, in MA during his tenure.

Jack Still

If Weld’s goal is to damage President Trump he must be a supporter of the President’s only alternative , a Democrat Party that has turned radically leftist to the point it is indistinguishable from the Communist Party, not good for Weld or the nation.

Phyllis Softa

With a 91% approval rating among R’s, one does wonder what it will take for the 9% to throw in the towel. The Conservative Party is gone. Either swear allegiance to Trump, or leave the party as so many others have done.


The fact that this man’s goal is to divide conservatives will be exactly why he fails miserably. Wonder what kind of money is flowing in from whom. Bet it’s not from conservatives. Bet he will get PAC money that if traced is from a big name leftie that has lots of NGO’s and who’s goal has always been to destroy America.


Who would have guessed that this IDIOT is only there to DIVIDE Americans further????


“Help to create that unrest”. What the hell is he talking about. Did he ever hear that old adage…. if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Goofy Weld. We’ll do just fine without you. Find another imagined lost cause to pursue

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