Joe Walsh announces plan to primary Trump

On ABC’s This Week, former Congressman Joe Walsh announced his plan to primary Trump.

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


George Stephanopoulos pointed out to Walsh that he will face an uphill climb because Trump still has high approval ratings with Republicans.

“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,

Walsh plans to make a “moral” argument against Trump but Stephanopoulos commented that Walsh may not be the right person to make that argument given Walsh’s past “racial slurs on Twitter to promoting falsehoods around former President Barack Obama’s birth certificate and religion.”

“I helped create Trump, and George, that’s not an easy thing to say. I went beyond the policy and the idea differences and I got personal and I got hateful. I said some ugly things about President Obama that I regret.

I’m bearing my soul with you right now on national TV. We have a guy in the White House who’s never apologized for anything he’s done or said.

Ronna Romney McDaniel’s response to Walsh’s candidacy.

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