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 BoehnerBoehner won't say whether he'd back Biden over Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Trump seizes House impeachment vote to rally GOP Amash's critics miss the fact that partisanship is the enemy of compromise MORE (R-Ohio) said he "wouldn't bother" launching a primary challenge against President TrumpDonald John TrumpCould Donald Trump and Boris Johnson be this generation's Reagan-Thatcher? Merkel backs Democratic congresswomen over Trump How China's currency manipulation cheats America on trade MORE if he were former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R). 

"No, I wouldn't — I wouldn't bother if I were him," BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerBoehner won't say whether he'd back Biden over Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Trump seizes House impeachment vote to rally GOP Amash's critics miss the fact that partisanship is the enemy of compromise 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) WeldAmash responds to 'Send her back' chants at Trump rally: 'This is how history's worst episodes begin' Trump primary challenger Bill Weld responds to rally chants: 'We are in a fight for the soul of the GOP' Poll: Trump trails Biden and Sanders, beats Buttigieg, Harris, and Warren MORE, who officially launched his candidacy earlier this month