On Sunday, we noted that “One-term Rep. and Radio Host Joe Walsh Announces Primary Challenge to Trump.” It seems that Walsh may soon be a “former” radio host.

In an interview with CNN on Monday, Walsh stated he lost his radio show. He also implied it happened as a result of his #NeverTrump primary challenge to President Trump, who is very popular with Walsh’s radio listeners.

Red State reports:

Walsh has now said that he lost his nationally syndicated radio show during a CNN interview after he revealed that the majority of his listeners are pro-Trump.

“I just found out that I lost my national radio show. So that’s gone, but I figure that might happen, John,” Walsh told CNN on Monday.

Walsh said that he found out he had lost the radio show moments before he went on air with CNN.

“I’m running for president. I oppose this president. Most of my listeners support the president. It’s not an easy thing to do to be in conservative talk radio and oppose this president,” said Walsh.

Watch the segment:

However, his explanation does not match the one given by the Salem Radio Network.  Salem based its cancellation of Walsh’s radio show’s national distribution on him becoming a “viable and legal” presidential candidate.

CBS News reports:

The conservative had broadcast his show through Salem Radio Network. He also has a podcast connected to “AM560 The Answer” in Chicago. Salem told CBS in a statement on Tuesday that affiliates can continue to receive Walsh’s program from a different syndicator “to be selected by Joe Walsh” after 30 days.

“This announcement does not affect Joe Walsh’s local program airing on AM 560 The Answer in Chicago, however Walsh’s program will have to be removed as soon as he becomes a viable and legal candidate for President,” Salem added.

Salem Radio Network is reportedly concerned with FCC political regulations, including the “equal time” rule.

In other words, the decision appears to have nothing to do with his audience or him running as a #NeverTrumper.  The result would be the same if he chose to run as a Democrat or Independent, etc.

Given that he has little to no chance of winning the GOP nomination, this wouldn’t be a problem for a #NeverTrump Republican because they tend to land cushy gigs at CNN or MSNBC. But Walsh may find his history of inflammatory statements makes him unemployable by even these fringe leftstream media outlets.

 
 
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