United States of America:
United States President Donald Trump is facing a longshot challenge from within his own party in White House election which will be held in next year.
Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld has become the first Republican to challenge the President Trump in 2020.
Mr Weld, 73, has also released a campaign video contrasting his style with the current president’s.
But to take over republican party he faces an uphill battle that has been refashioned in Mr Trump’s image.
Mr Weld was governor from 1991-97 of Massachusetts after serving in the justice department under President Ronald Reagan.
He was running mate on the Libertarian ticket during the presidential election of 2016 .
“I really think if we have six more years of the same stuff we’ve had out of the White House the last two years that would be a political tragedy,” he said on CNN.
“So I would be ashamed of myself if I didn’t raise my hand and run”.
Mr.Weld campaign’s video touts his cross-party credentials as a Republican who was elected in the Democratic stronghold of Massachusetts.
The 3 minute production contrasts his record in which provocative statements by Mr Trump is shown.
The video finishes with this slogan: “A Better America Starts Here.”
But underscoring the long odds for him, party leaders promptly rejected his campaign.
“Any effort to challenge the president’s nomination is bound to go absolutely nowhere,” the Republican National Committee said in statement.
According to the most recent Gallup poll.,the president was approved by 89% of Repiblicans.