The vast majority of the Republican Party is supportive of President Trump. This is reflected not only in the president’s 90%+ approval rating with the GOP, but also the manner in which Republicans have defended Trump against Democrats’ impeachment hoax and other shenanigans. At the end of the day, the policies, practices, and decisions of the president are in alignment with conservative values.
However, there is an exception to every rule and former governor turned 2020 presidential candidate Bill Weld just happens to be that exception. Despite his status as a Republican, Weld has made no bones about his dislike for President Trump; as a matter of fact, the former governor is running in the election to replace the president as the GOP nominee.
Weld’s run for the nomination comes in spite of the inherent advantage which an incumbent president has when seeking re-election. Over the weekend, the former governor appeared on-air and professed that Republicans who continue to support Trump will “go down in droves,” according to reports from Breitbart News.
Weld on Trump-Supporting Republicans
The 2020 candidate went on MSNBC and declared that defending President Trump against Democrats’ impeachment hoax will engender the GOP’s downfall in 2020.
This is actually both a curious and outlandish take; the facts simply don’t bear out what Weld is claiming. Opposition to impeachment is bipartisan and the Democrats are so unconfident about their articles that they won’t even pass them along to the Senate for a trial, as the Constitution says they should.
Still, Weld stuck to his point, comparing conservative support for the president to “Stockholm Syndrome” and invoking the anti-Trump rhetoric of GOP Sen. Jeff Flake. Weld noted Flake’s appeal for Republicans to place “country over party” and not “march in lockstep” behind the president.
The Unpopularity of the Never-Trumpers
Weld, an undeniable Never-Trumper, is entitled to his opinion, but he’s not entitled to avoid criticism. The truth of the matter here is that the vast majority of Republicans support Donald Trump. This support has greatly fostered the president’s rise and success in politics and will continue to do so.
As previously stated, Trump’s approval rating with the Republican Party surpasses 90%. As someone who is running to become the GOP nominee, the former governor should take a look at where his own approval rating with the Republican Party stands.
Weld has every right to get on MSNBC and spew anti-Trump talking points, but it won’t do him any good. The former governor doesn’t have a snowball’s chance of taking the nomination away from President Trump or gathering enough support to even serve as a real threat to the president. Ultimately, Weld’s presidential campaign is a waste of his own time and money.
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