Donald Trump Jr. hints at appearance for Amash primary challenger

Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor PETA billboard in Baltimore calls Kushner a 'rich pest' Dick Cheney to attend fundraiser supporting Trump reelection: report MORE on Thursday tweeted that he could appear alongside the GOP primary challenger to Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashLawmakers blast Trump as Israel bars door to Tlaib and Omar House Democrats targeting six more Trump districts for 2020 Sanford headed to New Hampshire amid talk of challenge to Trump MORE (R-Mich.) amid reports that President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' MORE would be willing to give his backing to a challenger to the former House Freedom Caucus member.

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In the tweet, Trump Jr. wrote that "Michigan is beautiful during primary season," a hint that the president's eldest son, who has actively campaigned in the past for Republican candidates, could end up supporting a primary challenge to Amash from the right after the lawmaker became the first Republican in Congress to call for Trump to face impeachment hearings.

"See you soon Justin," Trump Jr. wrote. "I hear Michigan is beautiful during primary season."

 

Amash, in a reply on Twitter, said: “If it's what you say I love it especially later in the summer,” an apparent reference to an email Trump Jr. sent in the buildup to the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting.

Amash, who said last month that Trump should face impeachment over his conduct outlined in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerMueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony MORE's report on Russian election interference and the Trump campaign, has battled mainstream Republicans and the Republican National Committee (RNC) over his stance and has even hinted at the possibility of a presidential campaign challenging Trump.

The Michigan Republican currently faces one announced primary challenger, Republican state Rep. Jim Lower, who has publicly expressed support for the president and has opposed Amash's calls for impeachment.

Politico reported Wednesday that the president has considered officially endorsing Lower while discussing the possibility with top members of the party, including RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel.

“The only people still fixated on the Russia collusion hoax are political foes of President Trump hoping to defeat him in 2020 by any desperate means possible,” McDaniel said in a statement Wednesday.

“Voters in Amash’s district strongly support this president and would rather their congressman work to support the president's policies that have brought jobs, increased wages and made life better for Americans."

Updated at 9:27 a.m.