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) 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 is challenging President TrumpDonald John TrumpFlorida GOP lawmaker says he's 'thinking' about impeachment Democrats introduce 'THUG Act' to block funding for G-7 at Trump resort Kurdish group PKK pens open letter rebuking Trump's comparison to ISIS 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 MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network 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 BarrMulvaney walks back comments tying Ukraine aid to 2016 probe Mulvaney ties withheld Ukraine aid to political probe sought by Trump Matthew Shepard's parents blast Barr's LGBTQ record in anniversary of hate crime law 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.