Jeb Bush just fired the first shot in the coming war with President Trump. Many Republicans, mostly the ones who lost power without access, have been talking about mounting a primary challenge to Trump.
It is folly, as beating a sitting president in a primary is an almost impossible task, but the rumblings are starting as the “never-Trumpers’ look for a candidate to take on Trump.
Jeb Bush is everything that is wrong with the establishment - they think they are still entitled to run the show after all they have done wrong.
Look, Trump would just repeat what he said in the primary - the Iraq war biggest debacle in US history and trickle down economics is a myth that led to the 2008 debacle, wall street is ripping us off, etc.
All that stuff is still tue and all that stuff was done by the Bushes and the GOP and Dem establishments Trump beat in 2016.
The fact is the establishment, and especially the GOP establishment, has had their chance and they do not deserve another one.
Remember - Trump wanted to raise taxes on the Wall Street tycoons and other super wealthy but Paul Ryan stopped him.
It seems like wealth inequality will be a big topic in 2020 and if for not for the cowards in the GOP establishment, Trump would own that issue.
President Trump’s former primary rival Jeb Bush called on a Republican candidate to challenge the president in the 2020 GOP nomination because the party “ought to be a given a choice.”
“I think someone should run. Just because Republicans ought to be given a choice,” said Bush in an interview with former Obama adviser David Axelrod, which is set to air Saturday on CNN.
Bush, who served as Florida’s governor from 1999-2007, acknowledged a Republican opponent’s chances of beating Trump in 2020 will be an uphill climb because “he has a strong, loyal base.”
“It’s hard to beat a sitting president,” he said. “But to have a conversation about what it is to be a conservative I think is important.”
Bush made the comments as he was discussing Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, a potential Trump challenger, according to CNN. Hogan is heading to New Hampshire in late April. The state is a must-stop for presidential candidates because it holds the first primary in the nation.