Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld announces plan to challenge President Trump for Republican nomination
Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld told an audience in New Hampshire on Friday that he will try to take on President Trump in the 2020 Republican presidential primary, offering the first high-profile challenge to the president’s reelection effort.
The former GOP governor said Republican leaders “want to have no election… I don’t think that would be very good.”
UPDATE (April 15, 5:10 p.m.): Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld announced that he is officially running for president, which makes him the first Republican to challenge President Trump for the GOP nomination.