Trump’s nutty longtime thug friend Roger Stone says that he will run a candidate to fight off Pence-Haley 2020 if Trump decides not to run again.
From the Hill:
Stone told the conservative website Big League Politics that he doesn’t believe it’s a guarantee that President Trump will run for a second term. Stone said Trump could decide to retire from politics if he accomplishes his agenda in the first four years.
“I could see him saying ‘You know what? I don’t need this anymore. I’ve made America great again. I have kept my promises to the American people. I’m heading off to the golf course,’” Stone said of Trump to the online web show “Howley Reports.”
Stone also said he could “guarantee” that he’ll run a candidate against Pence should Trump bow out.
“Mike Pence is not one of us,” Stone said. “Mike Pence is controlled by the Koch brothers, who did everything humanly possible to stop Donald Trump from being president,” he added, referring to billionaire conservative donors David and Charles Koch.
Stone is batcrap crazy, but he is a longtime friend to Trump and knows him and his motivations better than most. That he thinks Trump might just give it all up and say “oh well I’m done,” is an interesting possibility. Much less likely is that he could run someone successfully against Pence and mighty Nikki Haley….