Billionaire investor says he'd back primary challenger to Trump: report

A billionaire GOP investor said he is considering backing a Republican opponent to President TrumpDonald John TrumpMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview MORE if a credible candidate emerges during the 2020 GOP primary.

Stanley Druckenmiller told The New York Times that he would consider donating to an alternative to the president in a GOP primary if he thought a challenger would have a chance against Trump.

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“If I thought such a candidate would be a good president and had a realistic chance of securing the nomination, yes, of course [I would donate]," he told the Times.

Druckenmiller most recently supported former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) during the 2016 primary, donating thousands of dollars to super PACs supporting both men, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings compiled by CampaignMoney.com

The billionaire did not monetarily support the Trump campaign in 2016, according to FEC filings, instead supporting a number of Republican Senate campaigns including Sens. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRubio in Colombia to push for delivery of humanitarian aid to Venezuela On unilateral executive action, Mitch McConnell was right — in 2014 On The Money: Trump declares emergency at border | Braces for legal fight | Move divides GOP | Trump signs border deal to avoid shutdown | Winners, losers from spending fight | US, China trade talks to resume next week MORE (R-Fla.) and Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanGOP Green New Deal stunt is a great deal for Democrats Steel lobby's PR blitz can't paper over damaging effects of tariffs Trade official warns senators of obstacles to quick China deal MORE (R-Ohio).

Druckenmiller's statements come as the Republican Party issued a rare declaration of support for Trump's campaign this week ahead of the 2020 primary, a move that is largely symbolic but could serve to quell any high-profile challenges from the GOP against the president.

The resolution adopted this week at the Republican National Committee's winter meeting declared the party's “undivided support for President Donald J. Trump and his effective Presidency" ahead of the 2020 election.