Joe Walsh, ex-Congressman, says he'll challenge Trump for GOP nomination

Joe Walsh, ex-Congressman, says he'll challenge Trump for GOP nomination

"I'm a Republican. I think the Republican Party has lost its way on debt, spending, and financial matters", Sanford told the Post and Courier last month.

"He's nuts. He's erratic. He stokes bigotry. He's incompetent.He's a narcissist", he said. Someone who lies virtually every time he opens his mouth and someone who places his own interest above the nation's interest at every single turn. "We can't take four more years", reads Walsh's campaign page.

"President Trump enjoys unprecedented support among Republicans".

The President also pointed out Democrats only want to raise taxes. He later insisted he had been joking. I'm a former Republican congressman. "But more importantly, these are not conventional times".

Trump has consolidated his grip on the party's national and state machinery, and a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted this week showed 87% of Republicans approve of his performance in office.


But Walsh, who is now a conservative talk radio host, says he is ready to do battle.

Walsh insisted he was undaunted by the challenge.

Joe Walsh, the previous Tea Occasion congressman from IL, introduced on Sunday that he would problem President Trump within the Republican major.

Walsh promises to contest Trump from the right as opposed to Weld, who is regarded as fiscally conservative but socially liberal.

"We need to assemble rational people", Weld said on NBC's "Meet the Press". "We're exhausted of a president who's tweeting this country into a recession".


Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld (R) is the only other Republican to launch a primary challenge against Trump so far. Jeff Flake of Arizona.

The party has already combined operations with Trump's reelection campaign, including holding joint events.

In March 2017, Walsh tweeted that the country held Obama "to a lower standard cuz he was black".

Asked about those statements, Walsh told "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos that he now regretted them.

When Barack Obama was president, Walsh accused him of being Muslim, hating Israel and said he only got elected because he was a quote "black man who was articulate".


"I helped create Mr Trump". "This is not a hard thing for me to do, I'm opening up my life". "I'm going to do whatever I can". And, and it's hard, but I think that helped create Mr Trump, and I feel responsible for that.

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