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Three Republican challengers, President Trump criticized several States for the cancellation of presidential primaries and Caucuses in a joint Washington Post op-ed published late Thursday.
The former U.S. Reps. Joe Walsh in Illinois, and Mark Sanford in South Carolina, and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld criticized the Republican party in Arizona, Kansas, Nevada and South Carolina for the scrapping of their nomination contests.
She wrote the Republican party was to make a mistake, before the attack on Trump as a self-promoter, his foreign policy and his attacks on the press.
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“In the trump era, the personal responsibility, fiscal sanity and the rule of law were overtaken by a penchant for alienating our allies, while terrorists and dictators, attack on the free press and pitting everyday Americans against each other,” the three wrote. “No surprise, then, that the last disgrace, courtesy of Team Trump, is an attempt at the elimination of threats to the President the political power in 2020.”
“Cowards run from fight,” she added. “Warriors will stand and fight for what you believe in. The United States respected warrior. To fear only the weakness of the competition.”
Trump has denied playing a role in the decision by GOP officials. He calls the three challengers a “laughing stock”, the search for publicity.
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To make their case, the three Republicans noted that the large Democratic presidential field, which currently has 20 candidates.
“Want to do the Republicans really the party with the nomination process that is more similar to Russia or China as our American tradition?”, the piece States. “… Let us in the next six months to spend trying to pull in new voters to our party, instead of to demand faithfulness of a child of choice.”
The South Carolina GOP, said the avoidance of “unnecessary” primary will save taxpayers $1.2 million.