Yet another “Republican” has shown his hatred for President Trump is stronger than any love he may have for America, as former congressman Joe Walsh announced he has ended his primary challenge by declaring he’d rather see a socialist in the White House than Trump.
If you weren’t aware that Walsh was running for president, that in itself is a good indication of the campaign he was running — much like the Republican exploited the tea party movement in 2010 to get elected to Congress, Walsh’s primary run was little more than a ploy for attention.
Appearing on CNN, home of Never Trump Republicans, Walsh announced the end of his dismal run after getting just 349 votes in Iowa — President Trump drew over 97% of the vote. The anti-Trump network considers the irrelevant candidate newsworthy, as he is a sure bet to deliver stinging criticism of the president.
“I got into this because I thought it was really important that there was a Republican out there every day calling out this president for how unfit he is,” Walsh said. “I want to stop Trump. I believe he is a threat to this country.”
And because he got ZERO traction in the GOP, the one-term congressman proceeded to trash the entire party, which equated to tens of millions of Americans.
“He can’t be stopped within the Republican Party,” he said. “Nobody can beat him. It’s Trump’s party. It’s not a party, it’s a cult. He can’t be beat in the Republican primary.”
“The party has become a cult,” Walsh added, for emphasis.
Of course, a video shared below by Andrew Pollack, the father who lost his precious daughter, Meadow, during the shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school two years ago, provides a good clue as to why Walsh may not be pleased with Republican voters.
As seen in the clip, he is practically booed out of the room by Iowa Republicans when he tried to “trash” the president.
Joe Walsh tried to trash President Trump at an Iowa GOP caucus.
Iowans BOOED him off the floor.
What an epic and embarrassing backfire! pic.twitter.com/0i3OPjkiZ4
— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) February 4, 2020
Walsh slammed “conservative media,” including Fox News in the category, for not giving him the “time of day” — never mind that his campaign raised just $479,870, of which, $300,000 was self-financing, according to Open Secrets — claiming they “bow down to their king.”
Walsh said he will continue his efforts to stop Trump — like his campaign, the effort isn’t having much success.
“This is one of those rare moments in American history, I’m a conservative, where conservatives and liberals, Republicans and Democrats, independents and moderates gotta come together to stop this guy,” he said.
Which means to elect a Democrat, even though the party has become home to the socialist movement in America.
“Donald Trump is a dictator. He is a king,” the deranged Trump-hater declared. “He literally is the greatest threat to this country right now. Any Democrat is better than Trump in the White House.”
Pressed on whether he would support Bernie Sanders, who is open about his socialist views, or Elizabeth Warren, who is still a closet socialist, Walsh said he would.
“I would rather have a socialist in the White House than a dictator, than a king, than Donald Trump,” Walsh replied.
The now-former candidate also took to Twitter to announce he was out.
“I’m suspending my campaign, but our fight against the Cult of Trump is just getting started. I’m committed to doing everything I can to defeat Trump and his enablers this November,” he tweeted.
I’m suspending my campaign, but our fight against the Cult of Trump is just getting started. I’m committed to doing everything I can to defeat Trump and his enablers this November. I can’t do it alone. Join me at https://t.co/d40HA9h2Kz.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) February 7, 2020
Given some of the reactions, that may not have been a great idea… here’s a small sampling of responses from Twitter:
Get out your crying towel, old boy! ? pic.twitter.com/puGBNo67kg
— ❌Texas Grandma❌ ?? (@Donnam8470Donna) February 7, 2020
This makes me so sad ?
I was so excited to see you get booed in all 50 states ???
— Andrew McLain (@andrewmclainwho) February 7, 2020
Who’s joe Walsh
— Robtruthseeker (@robtruthseeker) February 7, 2020
Joey Grifter is taking his 1% and going home. pic.twitter.com/skUCfVqBfn
— S. Harp (@SHarp56_) February 7, 2020
Walsh is just using this as a way to make money for himself. Dont fall for it
— MakeCapitalismBetter (@jr_pettus) February 7, 2020
You turning blue. Trump is our Man. You are nothing compared to our Trump. Sad for you Walsh
— anna911pms❌❌Q (@911pmsAnna) February 4, 2020
Guy has got guts. No brains. But guts. ?
— Dad (@NorvR) February 4, 2020
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