Governor Bill Weld, who is challenging President Trump as a GOP contender, told HillTV “If I win the New Hampshire primary, all bets are off..that would ordinarily be fatal for a sitting president.”
Weld has been made it on to the ballot in New Hampshire but according to FiveThirtyEight is only polling at 5% compared to Trump’s 86%.
Nationally, IPSOS found Weld polling at a mere 1% nationally.
— Gov. Bill Weld (@GovBillWeld) November 16, 2019
It’s official! On the ballot for the First in the Nation primary. Thanks to all the great supporters who joined us, and looking forward to taking our campaign to every corner of New Hampshire. #FITN pic.twitter.com/xO2llvzJQx
— Gov. Bill Weld (@GovBillWeld) November 13, 2019
“If I win the New Hampshire primary, all bets are off,” Weld told Hill.TV at a political convention last month.
“That would ordinarily be fatal for a sitting president,” he continued.
Weld added that he’s confident that he can also reach other voters across the country, particularly those in the Midwest that have been affected by Trump’s ongoing trade war with China. Reuters reported Monday that U.S. and Chinese officials are currently in the midst of “phase one” of a trade deal that could continue on into next year.
“I think I can persuade people — certainly the farmers in the Midwest,” he said. “The president’s tariff policies has been bad for them and they know that now.”