American politician and Republican presidential hopeful Joe Walsh is challenging President Donald Trump in the 2020 Primary. He is doing this in the belief that most Americans are “either embarrassed or disgusted” with the current president of the United States.
In a sit down with CNN's Alisyn Camerota, the conservative radio host and former Congressman representing Illinois 8th district, stated that “It's like we live in this bizarro world where I think every American is either embarrassed or disgusted, with who this guy is personally, President Trump. I think most people are privately tired of it.”
While Walsh says they are supporting the GOP, he clarifies that this is not a way of supporting President Trump.
This is his answer when he was questioned by the host in providing evidence of the president's lack of support despite the 88% approval rating among the Republicans.
Walsh also talks about his private conversations with other people where he is told that though they cannot stand President Trump, Joe and the Democrats are socialists and he [Walsh] likes his tax cuts. “The guy's tweeting us into a recession. I could be wrong, the bet I'm making in this campaign and our slogan ‘Be Brave' which is, ‘Come on out, say publicly what you believe privately. Follow my lead. I think there's support there”, Walsh adds.
In his insistence that he is doing this in order to win, he says he's been waiting for the moment that Republicans “step up to make the moral case against President Trump” every year. While nobody stepped up and the Republican party won't do well, then the party will not only regret it but the U.S will be in danger.
Walsh joins forces with former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld, sharing the same ideas in challenging President Trump.
This comes on the heels of one of the President's inner circle turning on him. We reported earlier this week.
Trump Betrayed By Member Of His Inner Circle
A personal assistant to the President of the United States, Madeleine Westerhout, suddenly resigned from her position on Thursday after it was revealed that she leaked private information about President Donald Trump to the media.
Westerhout had been with the Trump administration since the President's inauguration.
Fox News reports on the matter:
Westerhout allegedly shared intimate details about the president's family and life during an off-the-record dinner with reporters near Bedminster, N.J., where Trump was on vacation. Her desk sat outside the Oval Office and she was often seen alongside Trump.
Politico reported that there were some White House officials who were weary of Westerhout when she began to attempt to expand her own personal role from the President's personal assistant to also include “duties associated with foreign travel and other tasks,” according to Fox.
A White House adviser told Politico that the information breach, which was a total violation of the President's trust was “the final straw.”
Fox further reports, “Westerhout, a former staffer with the Republican National Committee, joined the Trump team during the 2016 campaign.
Her departure adds to the growing list of staffers and other Trump administration officials who have come and gone.
More than 60 percent of those with the title of assistant to the president left within the first 18 months.”