Ko Remains Mum on Issue of Presidential Bid|是否參選總統? 柯文哲:不是一天就想得出來


Now that the Kuomintang and Democratic Progressive Party have both confirmed their candidates for the 2020 presidential election; the attention has shifted to Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je, who may also declare his candidacy. Ko said this is a very difficult topic and will require more than a day's deliberation.


On July 15, Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu was announced as the Kuomintang's candidate for the 2020 presidential election. The attention has now shifted to Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je as everyone waits to see if he will declare his candidacy. On July 15, Ko said he will begin to start seriously thinking about this issue. One day later, he said it will take him more than a day's time to make a decision.

This is such a difficult issue, so how can you make a decision in one day's time? Anyway, the two parties have already announced their candidates. How Taiwan ended up here today is also an issue that requires reflection. That's how it is. I'm not necessarily the one who can find the solution.

The mayor added that sometimes there are complaints about how Taiwan ended up in this situation today, and therefore both President Tsai Ing-wen and Han should be given the opportunity to explain how they will make Taiwan better in the future. According to recent rumors, Ko may end up as the running mate of Terry Gou, James Soong, or Huang Kuo-chang.

When you can't think of a better way, then the current crappy way is the best way. This is how things were in the past when we were doctors. When car accident victims came in, we did what we could to save their lives. We amputated when we had to. Sometimes there was no other way.

Although Ko has not yet confirmed whether he will run, the Democratic Progressive Party's Taipei City Council caucus is already issuing threats. It threatened to freeze next year's new budget additions.

There are no laws limiting him (Ko Wen-je) from running while continuing to serve as mayor.

If the key figure is not in Taipei administrating, how will things get done? This is why we of course have to make slight adjustments to the budget.

Even if I run and win, and a new mayor comes in, it won't be until after Aug. 20 next year. So my attitude is that the proper order of business is to examine the budget in accordance with regulations.

Ko has not yet made his intentions clear with regards to the 2020 presidential election. He is still observing how things are developing before making a decision.



高雄市長韓國瑜,確定代表國民黨,參選2020總統大選,外界開始關心,台北市長柯文哲的下一步。前一天才說要開始認真想,柯文哲則說不是一天就可以想出來。

台北市長 柯文哲表示:「這個這麼困難的題目,哪裡是一天可以想出來的!反正兩黨的候選人已經出來了,這也是要思考的題目,台灣怎麼今天走到這地步,所以這樣啦,解方不一定要是我們自己去解。」

柯文哲說,有時候會抱怨台灣怎麼會走到今天這個局面?所以不管是總統蔡英文,還是高雄市長韓國瑜,都應該給他們機會說明一下,怎麼讓台灣將來變得更好?除了觀察藍綠發展,柯文哲也被點名,可能跟郭台銘、宋楚瑜,或是黃國昌等人搭配參選。

台北市長 柯文哲表示:「當你想不出更好的方法時,現在這個爛方法,就是最好的方法,這也是以前我們當醫生也是這樣,車禍進來我們能就就救盡量救,不能救,該截肢的截肢,有時候也沒辦法。」

柯文哲雖然未鬆口是否參選,但民進黨市議會黨團已經揚言,將凍結明年度的新增預算。

親民黨台北市議員 林國成表示:「法令是沒有現限制說,他(柯文哲)不能帶職參選。」

民進黨台北市議員 許淑華表示:「主將不在台北市政如何去運作,這個當然對於預算的部分,我們就會稍微做一些處理。」

台北市長 柯文哲表示:「就算我去選,選上了要換市長,也是明年8月20號以後,所以我的態度,預算照審照辦才是正事。」

對於到底選不選總統?柯文哲仍然沒有表態,選擇繼續觀望當前局勢,來做自己的政治盤算。