Former one-term U.S. Congressman Joe Walsh announced that he is challenging Donald Trump for the Republican nomination for President in 2020 today.
BREAKING: “I’m going to run for president,” former Republican Tea Party congressman Joe Walsh announces on @ThisweekABC.
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) August 25, 2019
Friends, I’m in. We can’t take four more years of Donald Trump. And that’s why I’m running for President.
Let’s show the world we’re ready to be brave.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) August 25, 2019
While desperate Never Trumpers like Bill Kristol and Jennifer Rubin want to re-invent Walsh as if he is some kind of voice of reason, he has a history of making incendiary comments on Twitter that put him in the extreme fringe of the political spectrum.
Another Twitter comment has been unearthed of Walsh talking about the fake news. Instead of just calling out their lies like President Trump frequently does, he wished an Islamic terror attack on the smear merchants of MSNBC and CNN.
Let’s hope that when the Islamists next strike they first behead the appeasing cowards at CNN, MSNBC, etal who refused to show the cartoons.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) January 14, 2015
The fake news is willing to give Walsh a pass though for his violent rhetoric if it means his candidacy can possibly hurt Trump’s chances to retain the presidency in 2020.
People keep citing @WalshFreedom things he said in past. He has said a lot of his words – not policy stuff, but non-policy stuff – was inappropriate and apologized. He is now putting himself out there, and will face ugliness from Cult45. I admire him for taking on this nightmare. https://t.co/Hc4V2tfDJO
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) August 25, 2019
I’ll probably eat a bunch of shit for this, but I think Joe Walsh may just do a bit better than folks are predicting on ole https://t.co/80h3YdCGog right now. Of course, people expect him to get 0.001 percent of the primary vote, so the expectations are low.
— Sam Stein (@samstein) August 25, 2019
These 2 things can be true simultaneously
1) Trump is very likely to win a 2020 Republican primary
2) Having a serious challenger is a serious sign of weakness, and e.g. Joe Walsh could inflict some meaningful damage if the media draws out their coverage of “GOP division!”, etc.
— G. Elliott Morris (@gelliottmorris) August 25, 2019
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— (((Howard Forman))) (@thehowie) August 25, 2019
While the media promotes Walsh as if he is a legitimate contender to challenge Trump, it is not likely that he will do any better than other GOP has-beens with presidential ambitions like former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld or former South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford.
The Never Trumpers do not have any formidable options to choose from within the conservative movement to sabotage the election on behalf of the Democrats in 2020.
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