Jeff Flake rules out 2020 primary challenge to Trump

Jeff Flake rules out 2020 primary challenge to Trump

Former Sen. Jeff Flake announced Tuesday that he would not run for the White House in 2020. Flake, a frequent critic of President Trump, said he hoped that there would be a Republican who challenges the president in the primary. Flake added that he was joining CBS News as a contributor.

KCooper
KCooper
Brandon Burrows
Brandon Burrows 1 year

You could say he... Flaked out?

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 1 year

Damn, I really wanted to see Trump squash him like a bug.

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 1 year

I thought Flake was moving into a cushy and high paid lobbyist job.

Zachary Brooks
Zachary Brooks 1 year

He’s flaming on 2020? You don’t say...

resolute germ
resolute germ 1 year

first sensible thing he's done in years

Mr. Guevara
Mr. Guevara 1 year

GTFO Flake.

Ian Leshin
Ian Leshin 1 year

Flake is just setting up his 2024 run. He knows that opposing Trump would alienate half his base. This has been in the works since he first publicly challenged Trump's policies. If he works in media, he's got a platform to criticize Trump without any real consequences. Then, he could run as a 'reasonable' conservative after Trump finishes his second term; capitalizing on the successes, while maintaining a safe distance from any failures.

Robert Leather
Robert Leather 1 year

President Flake..... No.

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