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Look Who Just Threw His Hat in the Ring to Face Trump in 2020 Election

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You’d think folks would have learned with the surprise trouncing Donald Trump delivered first to the GOP establishment, and then to Democrats in the 2016 presidential election.

But, no, people are thick-headed. And, so, they continue to line up for the chance to face the incumbent in 2020.

And I’m not just talking about Democratic challengers. Top Republicans are looking to break with convention by forcing Trump into a primary election and denying him a shot at a second term.

The latest Republican to (possibly) throw his hat into the ring is none other than Sen. Bob Corker, who has had a very public verbal scuffle with Trump of late.

The Associated Press reports:

Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee did not rule out a run in 2020 against President Donald Trump when asked about it by reporters Friday, saying he’s focused on the next 14 months of his term and isn’t thinking that far ahead.

The noncommittal response came as Corker doubled down this week on criticism of Trump, calling him “utterly untruthful” and responsible for “the debasement of our nation.”

“You know, I don’t know what I’m doing next Sunday,” the senator responded when reporters asked about a potential presidential bid.

Corker said it was far too soon to say if he would want a strong Republican primary challenge of Trump, whether by him or someone else.

Corker said there was no chance of actually impeaching Trump, and speculating on the 2020 election now would be premature.

Nevertheless, his refusal to explicitly reject the idea of challenging Trump was enough for the mainstream media to put him down as a candidate.

After all, Corker’s not seeking reelection to the Senate in 2018, so his schedule will be wide open for a presidential run.

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