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Collins: 'Too Difficult to Say' If Trump Will Be 2020 GOP Nominee

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By    |   Monday, 21 August 2017 12:20 PM

Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Monday said it's "too difficult to say" if President Donald Trump will be the GOP nominee for president again in 2020.

Collins also said she didn't vote for Trump in the 2016 election, instead writing in House Speaker Paul Ryan.

"I didn't support the president when he was our party's nominee," Collins said in an MSNBC interview from Bangor, Maine. "It was a very difficult position for me to take, I had never taken it before. And that was very hard for me to do as a lifelong Republican."

The Maine Republican has often been critical of Trump and was one of three GOP senators to vote against the skinny repeal of Obamacare, effectively killing Senate Republicans' last-ditch healthcare bill before August recess.

Collins also told MSNBC that Trump "failed to meet the standard" Americans expect from their president in the aftermath of last week's violent protests in Charlottesville that led to the death of a female counter-protester.

"The president had an obligation to speak with absolute clarity from the very beginning and stick with that, not shift back and forth," Collins said. "Unfortunately, he wavered back and forth. There are no good neo-Nazis."

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Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Monday said it's "too difficult to say" if President Donald Trump will be the GOP nominee for president again in 2020.
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