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Independent Rep. Justin Amash, a former Republican who abandoned the party last year because of his inexplicable hatred for the president, announced late Tuesday that he’s launched an exploratory committee to look into a possible presidential run.

But before critics ask “who’s he trying to fool,” given as he stands no objective chance of ever becoming president, they should read his entire announcement message.

Look:

He announced that he’s specifically seeking a nomination with the Libertarian Party. And while it’s true the party has never even gotten close to winning the presidency, its mere presence in the upcoming 2020 race could be a major spoiler.

As of late April, there were only two major candidates in the race: President Donald Trump and presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden.

While there were plenty of Libertarian candidates, none of them possessed the clout to make even a slight dent in the general election. Up until Amash entered the race, that is. With his clout, his could wind up siphoning voters from either Biden or Trump. But what remains unclear is whom he’d damage more.

Because of his allegedly “conservative” leanings and his past as a Republican congressman, some suspect he might wind up siphoning off votes from the president. The votes would presumably come from “Never Trump” type Republicans who hate Trump but intend to vote for him anyway because he’s not a radical Democrat.

Look:

However, the same logic holds true in reverse. Because of his past, Amash might wind up siphoning votes from “Never Trump” type Republicans who hate Trump so much that they’re currently planning to vote for the Democrat nominee instead.

And as it stands, the potential of this happening has many members of the Democrat Party freaking out over the possibility of Trump being re-elected to office.

Look (and laugh):

That’s a lot of fear and paranoia …

Note how some left-wing conspiracy theorists are suggesting that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is somehow behind Amash’s decision to consider running to obtain the Libertarian Party’s nomination.

DeVos’s wealthy, influential family already “dumped” Amash last May.

“The powerful DeVos family of West Michigan is ending its longtime support of U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, the libertarian Republican who has repeatedly clashed with President Donald Trump,” The Detroit News reported at the time.

“The family has not made any political contributions to Amash this cycle, and ‘they have no plans to do so,’ said family spokesman Nick Wasmiller.”

Regardless of who Amash’s run “helps,” one thing is clear, President Donald Trump doesn’t mind the challenge:

Vivek Saxena

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