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Bill Weld Is Shifting His Focus From a Libertarian Win to a Trump Defeat

trumpweldLibertarian candidate for Vice President Bill Weld said in an interview that Donald Trump “has my full attention,” and indicated that he is more interested in using his platform for the remaining four-plus weeks of the campaign to defeat Trump than to secure a Libertarian victory.

Speaking to The Boston Globe Tuesday before the VP debate, Weld, former Republican governor of Massachusetts, said that he and running mate Gary Johnson were still “happy warriors” on the ticket together, but that he planned to focus on attacking Trump.

The shift follows a series of gaffes from Johnson, including blanking on the significance of “Aleppo,” the war-torn Syrian city, failing to name a foreign leader who he admired, and suggesting in multiple interviews Tuesday that geographic ignorance went hand-in-hand with sound foreign policy.

According to the most recent RCP poll average, Johnson is polling just over 7% nationally in a four-way race.

“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.

[h/t Boston Globe]

[photos: Johnson campaign/Gage Skidmore]

Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.

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