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Possible GOP Presidential Challenger

The Latest: First GOP challenger outlines campaign issues

February 17, 2019 - 11:21 am
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The first Republican to move toward a primary challenge against President Donald Trump plans to campaign on what he calls Trump's reckless spending and lack of preparation in helping workers shift to jobs in a more automated economy.

Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld tells ABC's "This Week" that Trump is racking up $1 trillion a year in debt that will crush taxpayers.

Weld says the government should be preparing workers to shift to jobs in "artificial intelligence and robotics and drones and machine learning and autonomous vehicles."

But he says policymakers aren't paying attention to that because "they're so busy with divisiveness and trying to make everyone feel awful."

Weld announced on Friday that he was forming an exploratory committee for president.

 

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