The never-Trump movement is alive and well within the GOP. Some Republicans want to see Trump replaced in 2020 with a different candidate.
Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s former White House communications director and major Republican donor, has said Republicans need to choose someone else for the 2020 ticket.
Scaramucci alleged that the last few weeks have been like the early episodes of Chernobyl in which “the reactor is melting down.” The supposed grounds for this statement had to do with Trump’s visit to El Paso, which Scaramucci called a “catastrophe”.
He went on to declare that “a couple more weeks like this and ‘country over party’ is going to require the Republicans to replace the top of the ticket in 2020.”
Scaramucci further claimed that if Trump “doesn’t reform his behavior, it will not just be me, but many others will be considering helping to find a replacement in 2020.”
Donald Trump fired back via Twitter that “[Scaramucci] knows very little about me other than the fact that this Administration has probably done more than any other Administration in its first 2 1/2 years of existence.”
Trump isn’t far off considering all the things he accomplished in spite of the odds. For Scaramucci to say Trump needs to be replaced on the ballot is outlandish. Such an action would be unprecedented.
If Trump shouldn’t be the candidate, then who should take his place?
They don’t stand a chance
In a theoretical Republican primary, there is no one who would stand a chance against Trump.
So far only one Republican has announced their intention to run against Trump, namely former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld. He is a moderate who embraces many leftist positions that would not attract Trump’s base.
Failed 2016 candidate John Kasich is also considering running. Needless to say, Kasich would stand no chance.
Neither of these candidates wields any of the recognition Trump does, let alone the influence of the Democrat field. They are both middle ground candidates who will fail to generate any real momentum. The idea of replacing Trump in 2020 will never work, and Sacaramucci should understand that.