Primary Challenge To Trump? It Could Help Him In 2020

President Trump could face a primary challenger in 2020. And a contested fight for the Republican nomination might be exactly what he wants.

Unlike George H.W. Bush or Ford, Trump's standing with the GOP base is strong. His approval rating in the GOP hovers around 90 percent.

Republican strategist Ford O'Connell said a primary challenge doesn't scare Trump because “nobody energizes the GOP base more than Donald J. Trump.”

The noise of a primary season is likely to energize the president, who will have a chance to try to define the slew of expected Democratic candidates as they try to appeal to their liberal base.

“Trump will insert himself in the Democrats' narrative and suck the oxygen from them,” O'Connell stated.

Read more from Bob Cusack and Ian Swanson at The Hill

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