Former Illinois Congressman Challenges Trump for Republican Presidential Nomination

Posted on August 25, 2019 9:14 am
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Joe Walsh, a former Illinois congressman and now a conservative radio talk show host, said Sunday he is launching a challenge to President Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination.

The 57-year-old Walsh, who served one term in the House of Representatives before losing a re-election bid in 2012, announced his long-shot candidacy on ABC News’s “This Week” talk show.

“I’m running because he’s unfit,” Walsh said of Trump, describing him as “incompetent,” “a bigot,” and “a narcissist,” characterizations opposition Democrats often aim at Trump, who is seeking a second four-year term.

 “Somebody needs to step up and there

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