While appearing on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos, 2020 Republican presidential candidate Joe Walsh bashed President Trump like few other Republicans ever have.
Walsh labeled Trump “nuts” and “a child” and “cruel” and “incompetent.”
Here’s what’s up, via Daily Wire:
STEPHANOPOULOS: Have you reached a decision?
WALSH: Yes – and it’s great to be with you. I’m going to run for president and I’m to be on your show announcing my candidacy. George, no surprise, we’ve got a guy in the White House who’s unfit, completely unfit to be president, and it stuns me that nobody stepped up, nobody in the Republican party stepped up. Because I’ll tell you what, George, everybody believes – in the Republican party, everybody believes that he’s unfit. He lies every time he opens his mouth.
STEPHANOPOULOS: You say that, you say, “everybody believes he’s unfit,” but one of the things the White House points to and the president points to often is just about every poll shows more than 80 support for the president among Republicans.
WALSH: They don’t have an alternative. I’ll tell you what, George – and look, I’m running because he’s unfit. Somebody needs to step up and there needs to be an alternative. The country is sick of this guy’s tantrum. He’s a child. Again, the litany – he lies every time he opens his mouth. Look at what’s happened this week. The President of the United States is tweeting us into a recession. I can tell you, George, that most of my former colleagues up on the Hill, they agree privately with everything I’m saying.
Regarding Walsh’s alleged racism, via Daily Wire:
October 2017 (referring to a joke on “SNL” by comedian Michael Che): He calls Trump a “cheap cracker.” On national TV. Would a comedian still have a job if he called Obama a “n*****?”
August 2017 (referring to the suspension of an umpire): Imagine if he had called him the biggest f***** in the league.
March 2017: And your way wrong on your main point Angela. We LOWERED the bar for Obama. He was held to a lower standard cuz he was black.
December 31, 2016: Obama is a Muslim. Happy New Year!
April 2016: A professional hockey player was just suspended for 1 game for using the word “f**” during a game last night. The p***ification of America.
December 2015: Loretta Lynch, this is America dammit! I have a right to say whatever I want about Muslims. If Muslims don’t like it, they can leave. Dig?
More Walsh, if you dare…
From Business Insider:
On Sunday, Walsh announced that he will run against Trump in the 2020 Republican primary. And according to The New York Times, Walsh is trying to recruit George Conway, a conservative lawyer and fierce Trump critic, to work in a senior role on his 2020 campaign.
The wrinkle? Conway’s wife, Kellyanne, is Trump’s White House counselor and also managed his 2016 campaign.
The Times reported that Walsh and Conway met on Thursday and discussed the former’s campaign strategy going forward, after which Walsh asked Conway if he would join the operation. Conway reportedly told Walsh he would think about it but did not commit to anything concrete.
“I think Walsh’s plan to attack Trump for his dishonesty, amorality, instability, and incompetence is absolutely the right approach, and I’ll do whatever I can to help,” Conway said in a statement to The Times.