With twenty-two democrats vying for a chance to be their party’s nominee come 2020, there are no shortage of angles from which President Trump is being politically attacked.
We’ve heard plenty of name-calling, that’s for sure. We’ve also been a witness to an inordinate amount of speculation on the President’s business acumen, his alleged involvement with the Russian government, and even depraved accusations regarding his fondness for daughter Ivanka.
On the campaign trail, these ridiculous assertions have gone nuclear, with many within the democratic party openly insinuating that the Commander in Chief is a secret white supremacist who is sending dog-whistles out to the underground neo-Nazi movement.
Now, as if this weren’t enough, the president could find himself facing opposition from within his own party come 2020.
Former Illinois GOP Rep. Joe Walsh, who has been publicly mulling a 2020 primary challenge to President Donald Trump, said Thursday he is “strongly, strongly considering” entering the race.
“I’m strongly, strongly considering it. That’s — again, I’m not trying to be cute or coy. I’ve told you before — if somebody’s going to get in there and go after him … it’s got to be done soon,” Walsh told CNN’s John Berman on “New Day.” “You’re running out of time. But more importantly, these are not conventional times. Look at the guy in the White House. These are urgent times.”
Now a conservative radio host, Walsh apologized last week for his role in helping elect an “unfit con man” to the presidency. During an interview on CNN, he said he voted for Trump in 2016 only because Trump wasn’t Hillary Clinton. His support for the President changed, he said, after Trump’s press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, last year in which he sided with the Russian strongman over his own intelligence community’s assessments of interference in the 2016 election.
When could Walsh make a decision?
Asked by Berman when he’ll decide on whether to run, Walsh said, “Labor Day’s in what — a week. If you want to get in, you’ve got to get in within the next week or so.”
Walsh would be the second high profile politician to publicly consider challenging Trump in the primary, with former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld having already thrown his hat in the ring.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.