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Here's What Trump Has to Say About GOP Challenger

President weighs in on Mark Sanford
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2019 10:25 AM CDT
Former Rep. Mark Sanford speaks with attendees at Rep. Jeff Duncan's annual fundraiser on Aug. 26, 2019, in Anderson, SC.   (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

(Newser) – We all probably saw this coming: Less than 24 hours after Mark Sanford announced he'd be running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2020, President Trump came after the former South Carolina governor. Trump's Monday morning tweets: "When the former Governor of the Great State of South Carolina, @MarkSanford, was reported missing, only to then say he was away hiking on the Appalachian Trail, then was found in Argentina with his Flaming Dancer friend, it sounded like his political career was over. It was,.... ...but then he ran for Congress and won, only to lose his re-elect after I Tweeted my endorsement, on Election Day, for his opponent. But now take heart, he is back, and running for President of the United States. The Three Stooges, all badly failed candidates, will give it a go!" A few explainers:

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