It’s no secret that Jeff Flake isn’t a fan of President Trump, but now the former Arizona Senator has expressed his thoughts on the 2020 election.
Flake was asked at an event in New York City if it would be better for a Democrat to win and responded, “Yes … and this notion, this narrative that’s been built up, that Donald Trump is the only one that can cobble together the Electoral College and win is just a fallacy.”
He went on to add, “I think that four years is difficult enough to unravel some of the damage that has been done internationally to our role, to our leadership position. We cannot, should not go another four years.”
Flake takes issue with policies the President has set forth, saying they are not conservative, specifically targeting Trump’s trade war with his comments.
“Starting a trade war is not conservative,” Flake said. “Conservatives have, if there is any defining, animating principle that we have had in the party for generations now, it’s free trade. And the President has really tossed that overboard.”
Flake ruled out a primary challenge against Trump earlier this year.