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RNC President said Trump's main opponents would lose terribly







Ronna McDaniel

"So go ahead, waste your money, waste your time, lose your money," said Ronna McDaniel, president of the RNC board of directors, about the main contenders for the GOP to President Donald Trump in 2020. | Chuck Burton / AP Photo

Republican National Committee President Ronna McDaniel warned Thursday that the main GOP candidates of President Donald Trump in the 2020 election could get into the race, but that they "would lose terribly."

"They have the right to intervene and lose, that's fine," McDaniel said during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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The former Ohio governor, John Kasich, who ran in 2016 and has consistently criticized Trump, and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, the first Republican to win a second term in more than 50 years, consider possible candidatures for the presidential election for 2020.

"They will lose horribly," said McDaniel of any major challenger.

The RNC president praised Trump's record, saying the US is "booming". Trump's approval rate is currently 43%, according to an average of RealClearPolitics polls.

"What would a Republican think by saying, 'It's a guy I'm going to run against?' McDaniel said.

"So, go ahead, waste your money, waste your time and lose," she concluded.


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