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GOP Presidential Candidate Bill Weld: ‘Donald J. Trump Looks Like He’d Rather Be a King’

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, a Republican attempting a primary challenge against President Donald Trump, says Trump “looks like he’d rather be a king than a president.”

In an appearance on CNN Friday morning, Jim Sciutto asked Weld “why Republicans line up to defend the president.” And the former Massachusetts governor responded by bashing fellow Republicans, saying “I don’t understand why nobody will bell the cat.”

“It really seems to me to be the case no one will say that the emperor has no clothes until a 6-year-old boy says it,” Weld joked. “Then everyone says, oh yeah we knew that all along.”

Weld went on to criticize Trump’s indifference to a primary challenge. Weld previously faced Trump in the 2016 general election, though he was a candidate for vice president on the Libertarian Party’s ticket, alongside former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson.

“The president wants to be reappointed president by the Republican National Committee and he doesn’t want any interference with that hallowed process,” Weld said.

Sciutto asked Weld “how do you have a path to winning here?” He noted that Trump has an 86 percent approval rating with registered Republicans, citing a recent CNN poll.

“I think the president’s approach here, I’m not going to play ball … that’s not the American way,” Weld responded.

“Donald J. Trump, candidly, he looks like he would rather be a king than a president who had to work to earn and preserve the trust of the American people,” Weld said.

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