Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld announced on Monday that he would contest Donald Trump’s nomination for the 2020 presidential election.
He is the first Republican to embark on a nomination contest that will hardly escape the incumbent president, heavily supported in polls by Republican voters.
Aged 73, Bill Weld, governor of Massachusetts (1991-1997) and former attorney, does not enjoy much notoriety but remains popular in his party.
“I really think that if we have six more years with what the White House has been proposing for two years, it would be a political tragedy,” he told CNN television.
“For now, all that comes out of Washington is division,” he said, blaming the two parties before adding that the first leader was the “president himself”. “.
The campaign team for the re-election of Donald Trump announced Sunday to have raised more than 30 million dollars (26.5 million euros) in the first quarter of 2019, whose funds amount to a total of 40.8 million of dollars.