Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush claimed that Trump needs a challenger in the upcoming 2020 election. Did he not see the 2016 debates. Trump destroyed his competitors.
“Former 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said he thinks a Republican should challenge President Donald Trump in next year’s election, arguing the party “ought to be a given a choice.”
“I think someone should run. Just because Republicans ought to be given a choice,” said Bush, who also served as the governor of Florida, in an interview with David Axelrod that will air Saturday on “The Axe Files.” He added that beating Trump in 2020 will be difficult for anyone because “he has a strong, loyal base” and “it’s hard to beat a sitting president.”
“But to have a conversation about what it is to be a conservative I think is important,” he added. “And our country needs to have competing ideologies that people — that are dynamic, that focus on the world we’re in and the world we’re moving towards rather than revert back to a nostalgic time.”
Back in 2016 “Bush never broke above fourth place in any primary, despite having $130 million in his campaign coffers. He ultimately dropped out after pulling in just 8 percent of the vote in South Carolina. (Trump took the state with 32.5 percent.)”
But it looks like no one is up to the task or should back out as Trump is no pushover.
“Last month, an Emerson College poll found that John Kasich, the former Ohio governor with a platform closest to Bush’s, would be crushed by Trump in the Iowa caucuses by 90 points. Weld, who announced a kamikaze-style mission to challenge Trump in the primaries, is so unpopular that political insiders in New Hampshire—the state where the former Massachusetts governor hopes to establish his name—called his quixotic run “a weapon” Trump could use “to beat up future challengers, to dismiss them all as ‘just another Bill Weld.’”
Why mess with a good thing? We have a president who cares about Americans so much so that he is going over Congress’s head to fix our borders. If that’s not enough he has given America a strong economy. We have the lowest unemployment rate in years. So why muddy the waters and add another Republican into the mix?