Bill Weld challenges Trump for Republican nomination for president

By – Associated Press – Monday, April 15, 2019

BOSTON — Former Massachusetts says he is seeking the Republican nomination against President in 2020.

said Monday in announcing his candidacy that “it is time to return to the principles of Lincoln – equality, dignity and opportunity for all.” He said, in his words, “There is no greater cause on earth than to preserve what truly makes America great. I am ready to lead that fight.”

was the 2016 Libertarian vice presidential nominee. He served two terms as Massachusetts governor in the 1990s.

’s move makes the first incumbent president since George H.W. Bush in 1992 to face a notable primary challenge.

The Republican National Committee in January issued a nonbinding resolution to declare the party’s undivided support for .

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