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“If I win the New Hampshire primary, all bets are off. That would ordinarily be fatal for a sitting president.”
— Former Gov. Bill Weld (R), in an interview with The Hill.
A new Economist-YouGov Poll finds President Trump with the support of 86% of Republican primary or caucus voters, followed by William Weld at 5%, Mark Sanford at 2% and Joe Walsh at 1%. The poll also found that 85% of Republican respondents viewed Trump favorably while just 12% viewed him unfavorably.
“The saying ‘may the best man win’ is a quintessential value that the Republican Party must honor if we are to command the respect of the American people. Cowards run from fights.”
— Mark Sanford, Joe Walsh, and Bill Weld, writing in the Washington Post that the Republican Party has “taken a wrong turn” in canceling primaries.
“He’s unqualified, he’s unfit, he’s a child, he’s reckless, he’s erratic, he’s a narcissist, he’s mean, he’s cruel, he lies every time he opens his mouth.”
— Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R), in an interview on Morning Joe, on why he’s challenging President Trump in a Republican presidential primary.
“I celebrate that America has always been a melting pot. It seems he would prefer an Aryan nation.”
— President Trump’s lone Republican primary challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, ratcheting up his attacks on the president, ABC News reports.