South Carolina’s Post & Courier reports:
Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina congressman ousted from office after President Donald Trump urged voters to reject him, is considering a run for president. Sanford, in an exclusive interview Tuesday with The Post and Courier, confirmed he will take the next month to formulate whether he will mount a potential run against Trump as a way of pushing a national debate about America’s mounting debt, deficit and government spending.
He would run as a Republican. “Sometimes in life you’ve got to say what you’ve got to say, whether there’s an audience or not for that message,” Sanford said. “I feel convicted.” If he does get in the race, Sanford faces mammoth odds of getting any traction within the Republican Party. State GOPs would have to agree to hold primaries or caucuses pitting their current White House occupant against an upstart.
As you may recall, Trump ridiculed Sanford’s history of adultery during the 2018 campaign. If Sanford does enter the race, expect Trump to work the Appalachian Trail into his shtick.
Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA. He is MIA and nothing but trouble. He is better off in Argentina. I fully endorse Katie Arrington for Congress in SC, a state I love. She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. VOTE Katie!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2018