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 BoehnerIs Congress retrievable? Boehner reveals portrait done by George W. Bush Meadows to be replaced by Biggs as Freedom Caucus leader MORE (R-Ohio) said he "wouldn't bother" launching a primary challenge against President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocratic senator rips Trump's 'let them fight' remarks: 'Enough is enough' Warren warns Facebook may help reelect Trump 'and profit off of it' Trump touts Turkey cease-fire: 'Sometimes you have to let them fight' MORE if he were former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R). 

"No, I wouldn't — I wouldn't bother if I were him," BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerIs Congress retrievable? Boehner reveals portrait done by George W. Bush Meadows to be replaced by Biggs as Freedom Caucus leader 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) WeldGOP presidential challengers condemn decision to host G-7 at Trump resort One person shows up to Trump challenger Mark Sanford's formal 2020 campaign kickoff George Conway donates to Trump challenger Joe Walsh MORE, who officially launched his candidacy earlier this month