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 TrumpJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Smollett lawyers declare 'Empire' star innocent Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration 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 RubioThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump escalates fight with NY Times The Hill's Morning Report - Can Bernie recapture 2016 magic? Venezuela puts spotlight on Rubio MORE (R-Fla.) and Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanTexas senator introduces bill to produce coin honoring Bushes GOP Green New Deal stunt is a great deal for Democrats Steel lobby's PR blitz can't paper over damaging effects of tariffs 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.