Pat Buchanan, who sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1992 and 1996, told FOX Business that President Trump is the favorite to win the primary in 2020.
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“The Republican Party is now a populist party in a sense of Trump with the border security issue and tariffs and tough on trade and nationalism,” Buchanon told Neil Cavuto on “Cavuto: Coast to Coast,” on Wednesday.
President Trump’s first return to New Hampshire since losing the state in the general election to Hillary Clinton in 2016 fueled speculation over the prospect of his facing Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., a frequent critic of Trump, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who also ran for the Republican nomination in 2016. Buchanan challenged President George H.W. Bush for the Republican nomination in 1992.
“I think the president will probably be looking at a challenge, but Jeff Flake and even Kasich, I don’t think they come at the president if they would from the right stance,” said Buchanan. “So I don’t see a grave threat to the president there.”