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Rep. Hurd On Trump 2020: It’s ‘A Really Long Ways Away’ [VIDEO]

Amber Athey White House Correspondent

Republican Rep. Will Hurd from Texas would not say if he will support Donald Trump’s renomination for president in 2020.

MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson asked Hurd point blank during a Thursday interview, “Do you support [Trump’s] renomination in 2020? He’s clearly running; he’s been on the campaign trail this week.”

Hurd gave a slight chuckle before responding, “2020 is a really long ways away.”

“Shouldn’t that be a question that gets a simple ‘yes’ from a Republican member of Congress?” Jackson pressed.

“Um, you know, maybe it should, maybe it shouldn’t, but it’s hard for me to ever think past the next election, and the next election I’m worried about is my re-election in 2018,” Hurd said.

During the interview, Hurd also declined to name Trump as the leader of the Republican Party, arguing that Trump’s leadership role is more “titular” and the Party is “much broader than any one individual.”

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Last week, Sen. Susan Collins similarly said it was “too difficult to say” if Trump would be the party’s nominee in 2020. (VIDEO: Sen. Collins: ‘Too Difficult To Say’ If Trump Will Be 2020 Nominee)

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