The last person Trump expected just made a jaw-dropping 2020 announcement
As the 2020 election creeps ever closer, there is no telling what curveballs will get thrown in.
With such weak Democrats currently in the field, anything could happen.
And the last person Trump expected just made a jaw-dropping 2020 announcement.
Polls currently show that President Trump will breeze through 2020 and be re-elected for four more years.
But there are many extremely powerful forces that are working overtime to change that.
And one of those seems to be Ed Stack, the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, who is a longtime Republican donor.
The billionaire is reportedly testing the waters for a 2020 run as a third party candidate, using the fact that he removed so-called “assault weapons” at all of his stores.
Ed Stack, the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods and a longtime Republican donor, is testing the waters for a possible third-party presidential bid that could scramble the dynamics of the 2020 general election.
Various messages were presented to a focus group in southern Wisconsin this week centering on the billionaire businessman, along with possible three-way match-ups against Donald Trump and Joe Biden or Elizabeth Warren.
The focus group, according to a source who took part in the testing, ran through varying themes involving Stack and heavily focused on his example of “showing leadership” by halting the sale of assault-style rifles at all of Dick’s Sporting Goods stores in the wake of the high school massacre in Parkland, Fla.
The prospect of a well-funded, third-party candidate could have a significant impact in a race where Trump is expected to be unable to win a majority of the popular vote. In 2016, Trump won just 46 percent against Hillary Clinton and has consistently scored below 50 percent in national polls.
If Stack chose to mount a third party run, it could be disastrous for President Trump.
While he currently enjoys a strong lead against his Democrat rivals in key states, Stack could take away just enough votes to doom him.
He has no way of winning, but if Stack pushes a conservative-enough message, while eschewing some of Trump’s major positions, he could pick off independents who would otherwise vote for Trump.