GOP senator: ‘Way too early’ to talk about supporting Trump in 2020

Republican Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonSunday shows preview: Trump stokes intel feud over clearances Rand Paul to ask Trump to lift sanctions on Russian leaders Hillicon Valley: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sits down with The Hill | Drama over naming DHS cyber office | Fallout over revoking Brennan's security clearance | Google workers protest censored search engine for China MORE (Wis.) said Thursday that “it’s way too early” to discuss supporting President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House counsel called Trump 'King Kong' behind his back: report Trump stays out of Arizona's ugly and costly GOP fight Trump claims he instructed White House counsel to cooperate with Mueller MORE in 2020.

“Chris, you know it’s way too early to be talking about the 2020 [election],” Johnson said on CNN’s “New Day” when asked if he will support Trump in a 2020 reelection bid.

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“No, it isn’t, not to say that you support the guy who’s president, who’s the head of your party,” CNN anchor Chris Cuomo pushed back. 

Johnson argued that there could be a different landscape in 2020 and pointed to the upcoming November midterm elections. 

“It could be a completely different world by 2020. We have a 2018 election first,” Johnson said. “So, you know, I understand the kind of ‘gotcha’ question you’re engaging here. But it’s just way too early to even be talking about it.”

Cuomo said he was “offended” by Johnson’s view of the inquiry as a “gotcha” question.

Both parties are currently focused on the upcoming midterms, where the GOP will have to defend its majorities in both the House and the Senate.