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Trump's new rival calls on him to withdraw his candidacy

Apr 3, 2023

On Sunday, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, while calling on Donald Trump to abandon his presidential ambitions due to the indictments.


According to Yevropeiska Pravda, Hutchinson said this on ABC.

"I've made a decision, and I decide that I will run for president of the United States," Hutchinson said, adding that he would officially announce his candidacy later this month.

The reason for this step is that during his travels in the United States, he heard from people their vision of what the government should be like.

"I'm convinced that people want leaders who appeal to the best of America, not just appeal to our worst instincts," he added.

Asa Hutchinson, 72, is a former Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives and served as governor of Arkansas from 2015 to early 2023. He has previously criticized Trump and his policies.

Now Hutchinson has called on the Republican leader to withdraw his candidacy after he was indicted in connection with a payment to a former porn actress, which may be a violation of New York state election law.

"First of all, I mean that the position is more important than any person. And so, for the sake of the office of the president, I think it's too much of a show and a distraction, and he should be able to focus on due process and the presumption of innocence," the politician explained.

Hutchinson was one of the few Republicans who did not support Trump after the announcement that he would face criminal charges.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 03/04/2023

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