Republican Trump Challenger Already Getting Called Out For Being Racist
If you haven't heard already, President Trump will have a challenger for the Republican nomination.
Republican Congressman Joe Walsh announced Sunday that he will be running for the nomination against the President.
First of all, he doesn't stand a chance because there is no way he's going to pull that many conservatives away from Trump, and secondly a lot of people aren't going to know much about Walsh vs Trump because there aren't going to be any primary debates.
Walsh is already being called out for a slew of racist remarks that span years.
Take a look at some of these tweets from Walsh:
October 2017 (referring to a joke on "SNL" by comedian Michael Che): He calls Trump a "cheap cracker." On national TV. Would a comedian still have a job if he called Obama a "n*****?"
August 2017 (referring to the suspension of an umpire): Imagine if he had called him the biggest f***** in the league.
March 2017: And your way wrong on your main point Angela. We LOWERED the bar for Obama. He was held to a lower standard cuz he was black.
December 31, 2016: Obama is a Muslim. Happy New Year!
April 2016: A professional hockey player was just suspended for 1 game for using the word "f**" during a game last night. The p***ification of America.
December 2015: Loretta Lynch, this is America dammit! I have a right to say whatever I want about Muslims. If Muslims don't like it, they can leave. Dig?
June 2014: Found out if I said Redskins or Cracker or Redneck Bible Thumper, I could stay on. But if I said N***** or Sp***, they cut me off.
June 2014: So if "Redskins" is so racist, why do even liberals say & print the term. We'd never use n*****, sp***, honky, or cracker in a tweet. Right?
STEPHANOPOULOS: You said you want to make the case against the president. The question is, are you the best messenger? You said you wanted to make a moral case against the president. Here's what The Washington Examiner, conservative newspaper, said in response to your potential candidacy this week: "There is the matter of his history of being Trumpier than Trump. He has made a living on peddling the same sort of demagoguery, conspiracy-mongering, and right-wing bomb-throwing for which he now condemns the president."
WALSH: I helped create Trump. And George, that's not an easy thing to say. Look, we were divided before Trump. I went to Washington eight years ago, part of the Tea Party class, wanted to shake Washington up. I got involved in the battles. And there were plenty of times where I went beyond the policy and the idea differences, and I got personal, and I got hateful. I said some ugly things about President Obama that I regret. And it's difficult, but I think – I think that helped create Trump. And I feel responsible for that.
STEPHANOPOULOS: You did provide aid and comfort for the kind of things he was saying. You mentioned Obama. You called President Obama a Muslim, an enemy, a traitor, and you often spoke out on racial themes.
Stephanopoulos then asked about two tweets from Walsh which he seemingly said racist things about former President Obama and Democratic candidate Kamala Harris.
"That's kind of textbook racism and sexism," Stephanopoulos stated.
Walsh replied: "Well, again, the beauty of what President Trump has done is, George, he's made me reflect on some of things I have said in the past. I had strong policy disagreements with Barack Obama and too often I let those policy disagreements get personal."
STEPHANOPOULOS: Did you really believe he's a Muslim?
WALSH: God, no – and I have apologized for that. And that's not an easy thing to do, not at all. But think about the contrast, George. Again, I'm bearing my soul with you right now on national TV. We have a guy in the White House who's never apologized for anything he's done or said. I think it's a weakness not to apologize. I helped create Trump. There's no doubt about that – the personal, ugly politics. I regret that, and I'm sorry for that, and now we have got a guy in the White House, George, that's all he does.
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