‘Appropriate in a monarchy’: GOP starts to rig 2020 nomination for Trump

Credit: Time

The Republican party in four states has moved to cancel its presidential primaries, and President Trump’s challengers are crying foul.

“It’s something a mob boss would do,” Joe Walsh, a former Tea Party congressman who recently announced his candidacy, told the New York Times. “All the times in 2016 when he said the Democrats were rigging the system to elect Hillary? He is actually eliminating elections in certain states, and that’s undemocratic.”

Arizona, Kansas, Nevada, and South Carolina are finalizing plans to cancel their 2020 presidential primaries, which prevents other contenders from building support.

Walsh, from Illinois, said he planned to mount legal challenges to compete against Trump in those states.

Another Trump challenger, former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld, said the GOP move didn’t surprise him.

“Mr. Trump has not been bashful about his desire to avoid primaries or even elections,” said Weld, according to the New York Times. “He spoke admiringly of Xi Jinping getting rid of elections and talks about a third term for himself, which he has to know is not lawful. This is something that would be appropriate in a monarchy.”

Weld noted that while there is some historical precedent for these cancellations, “This year, the Trump people tried to cancel the first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire,” he told the Times. “They did not succeed, but it shows you the lengths it will go to.”

And speaking of monarchies, the AP reported that Brad Parscale, President Trump’s campaign manager, said Saturday. “The Trumps will be a dynasty that will last for decades, propelling the Republican Party into a new party”!

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