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Bill Weld Feeling Better and Better About Taking On Donald Trump in 2020

March 25, 2019

 

Former Massachusetts governor William F. Weld said he expects to make it official in April that he’ll challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primaries.

“I doubt there would be anything to prevent me doing this. I’m feeling more comfortable with this all the time,” Weld told SeacoastOnline.com on Monday, March 25.

The special counsel’s report, which according to U.S. Attorney General William Barr finds no evidence that Trump colluded with the Russians in his successful campaign for president in 2016, is not dissuading Weld from his longshot bid.

Weld told Seacoast Online that he “wasn’t really counting on the president getting caught in the soup for having said ‘I hope the Russians find more emails’ during the heat of the campaign. That never grabbed me as an indictable or impeachable offense frankly.”

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