While Trump holds 84% of support from Republicans on job approval, some Republican challengers are looking to take the president’s spot in the 2020 presidential election.
“I’m thrilled about Joe Walsh and Mark Sanford getting in, I think that’s terrific,” Weld said during Sunday’s interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He added that it’d be “a more robust conversation.”
Weld is now among the two Republicans challenging Trump thus far, as former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) jumped into the race on Sunday. Walsh told ABC’s “This Week” that the president is “unfit” and “somebody needs to step up” against him in 2020.
Asked if Trump deserves re-election in 2020, Weld responded, “Absolutely not.”
“Mr. Trump is going to pay back all his enemies. Pay back for what? It’s another example of his extreme malignant narcissism. He’s only happy when others are losing. … He makes sure his vendors get paid 5 and 10 cents on a dollar while he and his rich banker friends walk off with hundreds of billions of dollars.”
Watch Weld’s interview below:
WATCH: GOP Presidential challenger Bill Weld re-electing President Trump would mean "four years of unadulterated, unrequited payback" #MTP #IfItsSunday@govbillweld: "I'm thrilled about Joe Walsh and Mark Sanford getting in" the 2020 Republican race. pic.twitter.com/sdeinIKOtj
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) August 25, 2019
As IJR Red reported, Trump’s re-election campaign doesn’t seem worried about the growing list of Republican primary challengers. The Trump team responded to the latest challenger, Walsh, telling ABC’s Jonathan Karl, “Whatever.”