Donald Trump Will Not Get the Republican Nomination Without a Fight

Bill Weld Who Pretty Much Endorsed Hillary Clinton In 2016 Will Challenge Donald Trump In 2020

Donald Trump, best known as the inventor of the four-hour workday, will not secure the Republican nomination for President unchallenged: Bill Weld, the former Republican Governor of MA, officially announced his candidacy for the nomination on Monday.

Weld's announcement came on the same day that Trump's 2020 campaign announced it had raised more than $30 million in the first quarter of this year, outpacing all Democratic presidential hopefuls and placing him at firm financial advantage.

No candidate that has gone up against an incumbent president has ever been successful at winning the nomination in the modern era, so Weld will face an uphill battle on his quest to unseat Trump.

The video says that Weld was the first Republican governor of MA in more than 20 years, calls him a "crime fighter" who as governor cut taxes, reformed the welfare program and balanced the state's budget, while making the state safer.

Weld, who launched an presidential exploratory committee in February, recently rejoined the Republican Party after spending several years as a Libertarian, including in 2016, when he was the Libertarian Party's vice presidential nominee and running mate to former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson.

But he may struggle to win over a Republican Party that has been reshaped to suit Trump.

The three-minute production contrasts his record with clips of provocative statements by Mr Trump.

The campaign promo ends with the slogan: "A better America Starts Here".

"I really think if we have six more years of the same stuff we've had out of the White House the last two years that would be a political tragedy", he said on CNN.

Party leaders have quickly rejected Weld's campaign which make things look hard for him in the long run.

Trump enjoys a almost 90% approval rating among Republicans, according to Gallup.

Former Ohio Governor John Kasich and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan have also been mentioned in recent months as potential party challengers to Mr Trump. But who else has a shot at becoming the next president?

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