Libertarian vice presidential nominee Bill Weld is reportedly more concerned with taking down Donald Trump than campaigning, according to reports.
Weld said he will spend the next few weeks attacking Trump, ensuring the Republican Party comes in third, in an interview with the Boston Globe.
While Weld did not admit outright that he is leaving the Libertarian Party after the election, he did hint at a possible change of loyalties in the near future, saying, “I’m certainly not going to drop them this year.”
“Maybe somebody is going to come up with a new playbook, and I don’t know who it’s going to be, but it would be fun to participate,” Weld went on to suggest, hinting at a possible New Years switching of teams.
Weld dismissed Trump, calling him a “huckster” with a “screw loose” and re-articulated his passionate support of the Democratic Nominee who, just last week, he called “the most qualified” person to be president.
[dcquiz] Weld’s latest bolt from the Libertarian Party comes in the wake of Johnson’s “Aleppo Gaffes,” where the presidential hopeful failed to realize the significance of the Syrian city, and struggled to name a single foreign leader he admired.
The Globe speculated that the acceleration of Trump-bashing is a strategic move for Weld who perhaps fears he might be blamed for the Trump’s election to the White House.
“I think Mr. Trump’s proposals in the foreign policy area, including nuclear proliferation, tariffs, and free trade, would be so hurtful, domestically and in the world, that he has my full attention,” Weld said.
Despite clearly having no confidence in his running mate, Weld declared that he and Johnson were still “happy warriors” and that Johnson stood behind Weld’s decision to focus on taking down Trump.
“I have had in mind all along trying to get the Donald into third place,” said Weld.
“And with some tugging and hauling, we might get there.”
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