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Bill Weld Returns to Republican Party to Rumble with Trump in 2020

And, for those wondering where they may have heard Weld mentioned recently, the former GOP Governor also ran as the Libertarian Party’s vice presidential candidate back in 2016.

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It seems as though Donald Trump may not have a cut and dry path to reelection in 2020 after all.

For months, there has been speculation as to whether or not anyone would attempt to challenge Donald Trump in the republican primaries for the upcoming election.  Whispers and rumors were all that we had experienced….until today, that is.

Former Massachusetts GOP Gov. Bill Weld has launched a committee to explore a Republican primary challenge against President Trump.

Weld formally made the announcement Friday at “Politics and Eggs,” a must stop in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire for any White House hopeful.

Weld was certain to make it clear how he feels about the Commander in Chief.
Fox News reported on Wednesday that Weld, a very vocal Trump critic, would likely announce at “Politics and Eggs” that he was taking a step toward launching a longshot bid to unseat the president. The event kicked off a two-day swing by Weld through the state, meeting with GOP activists and former leaders.

Weld warned in his speech that “our country is in grave peril and I cannot sit quietly on the sidelines anymore.”

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And he slammed Trump, claiming “we have a president whose priorities are skewed toward promoting of himself rather than toward the good of the country.”

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And, for those wondering where they may have heard Weld mentioned recently, the former GOP Governor of Massachusetts also ran as the Libertarian Party’s vice presidential candidate back in 2016.

 

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Christopher Columbus Statue Vandalized On Columbus Day: ‘Stop Celebrating Genocide’

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Residents of the city of Providence woke up this morning to find that a statue of famous explorer Christopher Columbus had been vandalized by individuals who aren’t exactly fans of the historical figure. The statue was covered in red paint and featured a sign that read, “Stop celebrating genocide.” The word “genocide” was scrawled on the back of the statue in orange paint. Check out the details from the Washington Examiner: The vandalism marked Columbus Day, a federal holiday commemorating the explorer’s arrival in the Americas in 1492. Columbus Day has grown contentious in recent decades after activists began pushing to change the day to Indigenous Peoples Day. The Indigenous Peoples Day movement sprung up around the 1992 quincentenary celebration of Columbus’s first voyage to the New World when scholarship of the Italian explorer was growing. The movement gained traction around the idea that Columbus sparked centuries of mass killings against Native Americans. Columbus’ voyage to the New World, at that time unknown to Europe, marked the beginning of centuries of mass immigration from Europe to the Americas. The explorer completed four voyages from Europe to the New World and earned the title “Admiral of the Ocean Sea” before his death in 1506. Columbus Day, and Christopher Columbus himself have become controversial in an era where political correctness, infecting the halls of higher education, have convinced young people that Columbus is a villain rather than the hero he’s been celebrated as being for hundreds of years.

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