Bill Weld becomes first Republican to challenge Donald Trump in 2020

Bill Weld becomes first Republican to challenge Donald Trump in 2020

A former Republican Governor has become the first to challenge President Donald Trump ahead of the 2020 elections.

"In these times of great political strife, when both major parties are entrenched in their "win at all cost" battles, the voices of the American people are being ignored and our nation is suffering", Weld said in statement.

Bill Weld, 73, announced his candidacy on Monday night and has accused Mr Trump of leaving the country in "grave peril", saying his "priorities are skewed toward promotion of himself rather than for the good of the country". The Republican National Committee in January issued a nonbinding resolution to declare the party's undivided support for Trump.

Trump's campaign has taken extraordinary steps in cementing control over the RNC and the broader nomination process as it seeks to minimize the risk of any potential challenger doing the same to the president.

Mr Trump's campaign said on Sunday it had raised more than $30m in the first quarter of this year.

Weld is considered fiscally conservative but socially liberal.

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He endorsed the Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama over Republican nominee John McCain, in 2008 - but late said he regretted it. Weld was on the ticket as a Libertarian vice presidential candidate in 2016. Jesse Helms, a conservative Republican from SC who chaired the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Weld later stated that he doesn't think he would run as an independent if he doesn't win the Republican nomination.

Weld has previously run for federal office in the United States as a candidate for vice president on the Libertarian Party ticket in 2016, alongside presidential candidate Gary Johnson.

Weld told CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead" that it would be a "political tragedy" and he would "fear for the Republic" if the country had six more years of Trump as President.

This sum outpaces the political funding of individual Democratic candidates. He has supported legalization of medical marijuana since 1992.

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