There are now two declared candidates running against President Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination.  Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld (R) and, as of Sunday morning, one-term former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) who now hosts a radio show.

ABC News reports:

Conservative firebrand former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh announced Sunday with ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week” that he’s launching a long-shot Republican presidential primary challenge against President Donald Trump.

“I’m going to run for president,” Walsh told Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview.

When Stephanopoulos pointed out the massive uphill climb Walsh has in front of him in the primary thanks to Trump’s overwhelmingly high approval rating within the party, the controversial former congressman argued that conservatives should have an alternative to the president.

“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,” said Walsh, who was elected to the House in the 2010 Tea Party wave, but only served one term before becoming a conservative talk radio host.

. . . .  Throughout Sunday’s interview, Walsh used harsh, inflammatory language to describe the president — calling him “incompetent,” “nuts,” “erratic,” “narcissist,” “bully,” “coward,” “completely unfit,” “disloyal,” and “un-American.”

Asked if he was okay with weakening Trump politically and contributing to him losing the general election to one of the Democrat commie clown car brigade, Walsh was unequivocal.

ABC News continues:

Stephanopoulos posed to Walsh that in the past, presidents who’ve faced serious primary challengers tend to be weakened and lose in the general election.

“Are you prepared to take responsibility, if you do well in this, for helping elected a Democrat that some of your viewers and listeners will say, ‘Oh, socialist?'” Stephanopoulos asked.

“It doesn’t matter. Absolutely, I’m going to do whatever I can,” Walsh said on “This Week.” “I don’t want him to win. The country cannot afford to have him win. If I’m not successful, I’m not voting for him.”

Watch the segment:

The Trump campaign is apparently not impressed and responded to the news with one word: “Whatever.”


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