Skip to comments.Bill Kristol building 'war machine' to challenge Trump in 2020 primary
Posted on 09/14/2018 2:49:06 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Conservative commentator and outspoken "Never Trump" critic Bill Kristol says he is building a "war machine" within the Republican party to challenge President Trump's 2020 reelection campaign, according to CNBC.
Kristol told the network that he's preparing "for a primary run against Trump," adding that Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is on his shortlist of possible candidates.
Kasich was unsuccessful in his 2016 bid for the Republican presidential nomination, only managing to beat Trump in his home state.
Kristol also said Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) are also being considered.
We are thinking of and doing preliminary work to prepare for a primary run against Trump, Kristol told CNBC on Thursday. People arent going to say they will run against Trump unless they have the infrastructure, but Ive been trying to persuade people that it may not be that difficult.
Kristol, who has called Trump "disgraceful" and "buffoonish," is the editor at large and founder of conservative magazine, The Weekly Standard. Kristol also serves as director of the nonprofit organization, Defending Democracy Together.
In a statement to CNBC, Sasse's spokesman did not deny that the senator has spoken to Kristol.
"I'm not going to comment on what other people decide to bring up in their personal conversations with the senator, but like we've said for a long time Ben doesn't pay any attention to the 2020 Washington rumor mill," said spokesman James Wegmann.
The Hill has reached out Kasich and Flake for comment.
Oh, he got his LEGO Transformers set out again.
Squirrelly twit that Billy Kristol.
BRING IT A-HOLE!!!
oh good- a useless rino celebrity challenging the best thing to happen to the country since spines were invented-
Bill Kristol can’t even manage the Weekly Standard, but he’s gonna manage a campaign to primary Trump.
Go for Flake, Bill. A primaried Arazona loser is a great place to invest money.
It will stop gorebull warming.
Every dollar you spend saves a kitten and a puppy.
Just insane. Trump polls at around 90% approval from Republican voters. Talk about making yourself look like an idiot.
This is actually funny. what pathetic rinos do is lie and say they are conservatives and then sell out their country for money and jobs in foreign countries and foreign wars. To hell with Kristol. He is a knee slapping belly laugh JOKE!!
Go ahead Bill Kristol, neocon, globalist, faux conservative grandfather in-law to Free Beacon and umbrella-in-law to Fusion GPS.
The Conservatives are no longer fooled.
Wow, Bill Kristol teaming up with John Kasich, Ben Sasse, and Jeff Flake for the win!
Losers one and all. I don’t think we need to worry.
Get them all in one place...
Oh I wish he would. What a bunch of losers. Kasich or Flack. That would be an easy short race.
Here we go again. Let’s take a long ride up the Rollercoaster. Prepare for a dramatic drop at the very end.
Will David French be getting involved again?
That worked out so well the last time.
Don’t forget miltromley and eggamuffin, now...
CNN does not have my permission to copy these plans!!!
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