‘Unfit Con Man’ Trump
Aug 15, 2019
Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.)
, the conservative talk-show host and prominent “tea party” figure, on Wednesday called President Donald Trump an “unfit conman” and a “racial arsonist”
and urged a primary challenge for the Republican nomination next year.
Walsh also apologized both for his own heated rhetoric over the years and for helping to elect Trump in 2016.
Writing in The New York Times, Walsh said
“ In Mr. Trump, I see the worst and ugliest iteration of views I expressed for the better part of a decade.
To be sure, I’ve had my share of controversy.
On more than one occasion, I questioned Mr. Obama’s truthfulness about his religion.
At times, I expressed hate for my political opponents. We now see where this can lead.
There’s no place in our politics for personal attacks like that, and I regret making them.”
“We need someone who could stand up, look the president in the eye and say:
‘Enough, sir. We’ve had enough of your indecency.
We’ve had enough of your lies, your bullying, your cruelty, enough of your insults, your daily drama, your incitement, enough of the danger you place this country in every single day.
We don’t want any of this anymore, and the country certainly can’t stand four more years of it.’”