Bill Weld, the former Governor of Massachusetts, ended his White House bid yesterday, the last the Grand Old Party (GOP) major challenger against the current U.S. President, Donald Trump. The decision of Weld to suspend his nomination from the race came one day after Trump formally finalized the nomination, as he topped the 1276 delegates required for the Republican presidential standard-carrier once more.
Bill Weld formally suspends his longshot challenge to President Trump for the Republican presidential nomination in 2020.
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) March 18, 2020
Weld wrote in a memo that he is going to suspend his Republican nominee immediately for the President of the U.S. Also, he thanks deeply to all the patriotic men and women who said with him during the last eleven months of his campaign in an effort to bring the improved government to the United States. Weld gave his responsibilities as a Republican governor for two terms, and he also served as the vice-presidential nominee of the Libertarian Party in 2016. He was a longtime vocal Donald Trump critic.
Last year in February, Weld initiated his move towards launching a long-shot primary challenge against Trump. At that time, he warned that the U.S. is at high risk, and he can’t sit silently anymore. Furthermore, Weld criticized the president that his priorities slanted toward endorsing himself instead of toward the betterment of the country. Formally Weld announced his nominee in April 2019, and he spent his maximum time in New Hampshire for the campaign – which is in the neighbor of his home state, and he holds his first primary in the presidential calendar.
Trump is popular among Republicans
As Trump is famous among the Republican party, Weld repetitively told news agencies that his strategy to stay competitive would attract and impress autonomous voters and even some Democrat supporters to compete with Trump on GOP presidential ballot. Bu, the huge majority of independent voters, chose to poll in the Democratic presidential primaries – where all the moves leave Weld with no chance to make a dent in the re-nomination for the presidential candidate.
Weld made his best primary finish on 3rd March in the contest of Vermont, where he won ten percent of the vote. He also captured nine percent in the primary at New Hampshire along within his home state, far below where he expected to finish. On the other side, Trump grabbed 1330 delegates till that date while Weld won just one in caucuses of Iowa. Weld joined in the GOP primary contest by congressman Mark Sanford, former governor of South Carolina, and by former Representative of Illinois, Joe Walsh.
Sanford ended his campaign past autumn, whereas Walsh withdraws his candidacy after the Iowa caucuses. In a statement, Weld says that he is just ending his nomination but not suspending his commitment to his nation as well as the democratic institutions.