Jeff Flake: Trump Needs To Be Challenged In GOP Primary
Lame duck Republican Sen. Jeff Flake appeared on NBC’s “Meet The Press” Sunday and said that President Trump should be challenged in the 2020 primary election.
Todd said, “[Trump] is running for re-election already. He announced that last night. Do you think he needs to be challenged from somebody who espouses your views?”
“Yes, I do. I do, I mean, it would be a tough go in a Republican primary. The Republican Party has–is the Trump party right now. But that’s not to say it will stay that way,” Flake responded.
Flake has been a longtime critic of President Trump, occasionally using over the top rhetoric to do so.
In January, Flake made headlines for attacking the way Trump treats the media, even likening him to Soviet dictator Josef Stalin.
Flake said, “When a figure in power reflexively calls any press that doesn’t suit him ‘fake news,’ it is that person who should be the figure of suspicion, not the press.” (RELATED: Jeff Flake Will Compare Trump To Josef Stalin In Upcoming Speech)