While President Donald Trump is still the clear favorite to win the 2020 election, some Never-Trumper lawmakers are still trying to prevent him from serving a second term in office.
Former Illinois GOP Rep. Joe Walsh announced Sunday morning on on ABC’s “This Week” that he is launching a primary challenge to Trump in 2020.
“We got a guy in the white house who’s unfit, completely unfit, to be president. And it stuns me that nobody stepped up, nobody in the Republican Party stepped up, because I’ll tell you what, George, everybody believes in the Republican party, everybody believes he’s unfit,” Walsh said.
“I’m running because he’s unfit. Somebody needs to step up and there needs to be an alternative. The country is sick of this guy’s tantrum. He’s a child,” he said.
Walsh added: “Again, the litany, he lies every time he opens his mouth. Look at what’s happened this week — the president of the United States, is tweeting us into a recession.”
Walsh also apologized for calling former President Barack Obama a “Muslim” and a “traitor,” telling ABC: “I had strong policy disagreements with Barack Obama and too often I let those policy disagreements get personal.”
On his website announcing his 2020 run, Walsh really goes off the deep end with his anti-Trump diatribe:
I’m betting you’re tired of having an unfit con man for a president. A president who sides with foreign dictators over our intelligence community. A president who spews hate virtually every time he opens his mouth. A president who is teaching millions of American children it’s okay to lie and it’s okay to bully,” Walsh states on his campaign website.
See, Donald Trump doesn’t represent us—he represents the worst of us. He hasn’t delivered on his promises, he thinks he’s above the law, and he’s tweeting us into a recession, as we speak. You know it, I know it, we all know it: We can’t afford four more years of Donald Trump. No way.
Walsh will join former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, who announced earlier this summer that he was going to challenge Trump in the Republican primary.
To be clear, Walsh, Weld, and anyone else who tries to challenge Trump in Republican primary has virtually no chance at all.
While Trump may be picking up Republican challengers, the 2020 Democratic field is already starting to shrink.
During an appearance Wednesday night on MSNBC with host Rachel Maddow, Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee announced that he is dropping out of the race and will seek a third term as governor.
Inslee is the third Democrat to end his presidential bid in the last month.
Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California was the first to pull out of the primary followed by former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper last week.
Recent polling shows Trump is clearly the heavy favorite heading into 2020.