Boehner: 'I wouldn't bother' with primary challenge to Trump if I were Kasich

Boehner: 'I wouldn't bother' with primary challenge to Trump if I were Kasich
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Former Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerClash with Trump marks latest break with GOP leaders for Justin Amash Liz Cheney faces a big decision on her future NBC's Kelly O'Donnell tears up over video celebrating 25 years at network MORE (R-Ohio) said he "wouldn't bother" launching a primary challenge against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons' Rocket attack hits Baghdad's Green Zone amid escalating tensions: reports Buttigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' MORE if he were former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R). 

"No, I wouldn't — I wouldn't bother if I were him," BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerClash with Trump marks latest break with GOP leaders for Justin Amash Liz Cheney faces a big decision on her future NBC's Kelly O'Donnell tears up over video celebrating 25 years at network MORE said during an interview on NBC host Chuck Todd's podcast, "Chuck Toddcast," according to Politico Playbook. The episode is set to be released Wednesday.

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Boehner added that Trump has enough support across the country to fend off a primary challenge in 2020.

"There's this 38 percent of America that's very big supporters of President Trump. And you know, they're gonna show up and vote for him," he said.

Kasich, a vocal critic of Trump who ran for president in 2016, has said repeatedly that he is considering running against the president in 2020.

“All of my options remain on the table,” Kasich said on CNN last week. “I don’t wake up every day looking at polls or thinking about me and my political future. I just want to be a good voice."

Trump already faces one Republican primary challenger in former Massachusetts Gov. William WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldHere are the potential candidates still eyeing 2020 bids Republicans deserve to have real competitive presidential primary 2020 Dems: Trump doesn't deserve credit for the economy MORE, who officially launched his candidacy earlier this month