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PoliticsJoe Walsh becomes second Republican to challenge Trump for White House

16:35  25 august  2019
16:35  25 august  2019 Source:   reuters.com

A Former Congressman and Tea Party Republican Considers a Challenge to Trump

A Former Congressman and Tea Party Republican Considers a Challenge to Trump Joe Walsh, a conservative radio show host and former Republican congressman from Illinois, is expected to announce he is running for president as early as this weekend, presenting President Trump with a challenger from the right his critics hope will weaken the president in the 2020 election. Mr. Walsh stands virtually no chance of wresting the Republican presidential nomination from Mr. Trump, whose approval rating with Republican voters is consistently in the high 80s, and whose political aides have been aggressively moving to tighten their control over state parties to thwart primary challenges.

WASHINGTON — Joe Walsh , a conservative radio show host and a former Tea Party congressman from Illinois who is expected to announce a long shot In recent days, for instance, Mr. Trump has engaged with Anthony Scaramucci, his White House communications director who lasted 11 days in

Joe Walsh says he is “strongly, strongly considering” launching a presidential bid to challenge Trump in 2020. Look at the guy in the White House . These are urgent times,” said Walsh , who last week Walsh , who was elected in 2010 as part of the Tea Party movement, said he voted for Trump in 2016

WASHINGTON, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Joe Walsh, a conservative former U.S. congressman turned talk show host, on Sunday became the second Republican to challenge President Donald Trump for the party's 2020 White House nomination.

Joe Walsh becomes second Republican to challenge Trump for White House © Peter Hoffman for The New York Times Joe Walsh, a Tea Party conservative who served one term in the House, went from staunch Trump supporter to acerbic critic.

Walsh, 57, announced his long-shot bid to unseat Trump, who has strong support among Republicans, after sharply criticizing the Republican president as a liar and a bully who is unfit for office.

"I'm running because he's unfit," Walsh told ABC's "This Week" program. "Somebody needs to step up." (Reporting by Doina Chiacu and Tim Ahmann; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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