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Bill Weld's Strategy: Eviscerate Trump, Champion 1990s Policies, Stammer About Party Loyalty

• https://reason.com, Matt Welch

Bill Weld, as expected, announced this morning in New Hampshire that he has launched an exploratory committee that will likely discover a desire to mount a primary challenge to President Donald Trump. You can watch Weld's whole address at Saint Anselms College's "Politics & Eggs" breakfast, plus some follow-up questions and answers, below:

The speech was a dry policy sandwich jammed between two juicy slabs of Trump-bashing. "I'm here because I think our country is in grave peril, and I cannot sit quietly on the sidelines any longer," Weld began. And then, near the close: "I encourage those of you who are watching the current administration nervously but saying nothing to stand up and speak out when lines are crossed in dangerous ways. We cannot sit passively as our precious democracy slips quietly into darkness."

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