Former Massachusetts Gov. William F. Weld is launching a presidential exploratory committee to challenge President Trump in the Republican primaries, saying the country is “in grave peril” and he “cannot sit quietly on the sidelines any longer.”
Weld becomes the first Republican to officially announce he is exploring a run against Trump, and sets up a potential match-up in the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire presidential primary and in other states.
In prepared remarks at the “Politics & Eggs” breakfast in Bedford, N. H., Weld delivered a blistering critique of Trump, saying “we have a president whose priorities are skewed toward promotion of himself rather than toward the good of the country.”
“To compound matters, our President is simply too unstable to carry out the duties of the highest executive office — which include the specific duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed — in a competent and professional matter,” Weld said in his prepared remarks. “He is simply in the wrong place.”
In his speech, the former federal prosecutor called out his own party for supporting Trump, saying “many Republicans exhibit all the symptoms of Stockholm Syndrome, identifying with their captor.”
“The truth is that we have wasted an enormous amount of time by humoring this President, indulging him in his narcissism and his compulsive, irrational behaviors,” Weld said.
Originally posted by Mikhailoh: I preferred him to Gary Johnson in 2016. I still prefer him now to Trump. Or any other contender from either party that I can think of.
He has to know that this is nothing more than a vanity project, a way of getting national attention. In today's Republican Party, which is a combustible combination of crazies and cowards, there's no room for his candidacy. I cannot imagine that he is unaware.
Hope he runs. Might send a check as an Anybody But Trump contribution. Have not supported a Republican since I was a student. Spent while talking to John Danforth and made a big $10 contribution for his run for Missouri Attorney General.
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There’s too much pretending going on in [Republican] Washington D.C. That’s the nub of the problem. Everyone’s pretending that the president — he’s just a little different. They’re indulging him in his malignant narcissism. A malignant narcissist is someone who’s only happy when other people are losing.
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