2020 Republican primary contender Joe Walsh is claiming that the Republican Party has become a “cult” because of President Trump. Walsh is challenging President Trump in the 2020 election for the Republican spot. Doing so, Walsh is making his distaste for the president well known to the public.
The former representative is among 2 others who are Republican primary opponents — former Gov. Bill Weld and former Rep. Mark Sanford.
While Sandford is making his presidential bid focused on the national debt and wants his bid to be “about improving the ideas that the Republican Party stands for,” Walsh made it clear that his main focus is defeating Donald Trump in 2020 election.
“This isn’t about the debt,” Joe Walsh told IJR. “This is about Trump. Period.”
During Sunday’s interview with MSNBC, Joe Walsh took his dislike for President Trump even further claiming that the Republican Party has “become a cult.”
He also blasted the several states who have canceled their primaries, showing support for President Trump. Disapproval for the move has been also reflected by other Republican challengers.
Joe Walsh also added that the Republican Party leaders seem to be “scared to death of this president,” calling it an “absolute shame.”
“Look, I believe Trump is unfit. I believe he lies virtually every time he opens his mouth. I believe he’s a danger to this country. I guarantee you most of my former colleagues privately, they feel the same way about Trump. And what they are hoping for, David, is that he loses in 2010. They know, Kevin McCarthy knows, that because of Donald Trump, the Republican Party is losing young people, they’re losing people of color, they’re losing women, and they’re losing people in the suburbs.” Walsh said.
“Donald Trump is destroying the party but yet they want him to leave in two years in 2020, and then they think they can pick the pieces up again. That’s cowardly and that’s wrong.” He added.
While having his own controversial remarks in the past, Walsh has attempted to distance himself from being compared to President Trump. He told reporters that there is a “big difference” between him and President Trump.
“All Trump cares about is Trump,” he said, adding, “So Trump will use racism and bigotry and xenophobia and anything — he’ll use anything if it helps Trump.”