Trump primary challenger Bill Weld: Trump 'looks like he would rather be a king than a president'

Trump primary challenger Bill Weld: Trump 'looks like he would rather be a king than a president'
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Former Massachusetts Gov. William WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldPoll: Trump trails Biden and Sanders, beats Buttigieg, Harris, and Warren Republicans more interested in a primary challenge to Trump than Democrats were for Obama in 2012 Trump challenger Weld renews calls for his resignation after comments on political opponent MORE, who is challenging President TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA MORE for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination, knocked the president Friday as someone who would "rather be a king."

“Let’s be honest, the president wants to be reappointed president by the Republican National Committee, and he doesn’t want any interference in that hallowed process,” Weld said on CNN, citing a recent leadership purge at the Department of Homeland Security and an ongoing feud with House Democrats over a slew of oversight investigations. 

“He looks like he would rather be a king than a president who had to work to earn and preserve the trust of the American people.” 


Weld has repeatedly hammered Trump as primary season gets underway, saying last month that he has “lost the capacity to govern” in the aftermath of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE’s investigation.

The Massachusetts Republican has said Trump should be indicted, citing 10 “episodes” that Mueller detailed of possible obstruction of justice by Trump into the special counsel’s and other investigations into Russian election interference in 2016. 

“The argument against impeaching now is a purely political argument, that we don’t want just a circus between now and 2020, we want the president to be held accountable for he’s done and left undone,” Weld said. 

Weld, a former prosecutor, said last week that he would have indicted Trump after Mueller’s report was released, slamming Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet House poised to hold Barr, Ross in contempt Harris campaign accepts money from partners of law firm she criticized over Epstein case MORE for saying there was insufficient evidence to do so.

“AG Barr has erred in both his opinion that the President could not be indicted and in his clear attempt to frame a narrative that favors and protects the President,” Weld tweeted as Barr testified before the Senate.