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PoliticsTrump bashes GOP primary challengers including Joe Walsh, Bill Weld

08:55  28 august  2019
08:55  28 august  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

EXCLUSIVE: Joe Walsh announces GOP primary challenge against Trump

EXCLUSIVE: Joe Walsh announces GOP primary challenge against Trump Conservative firebrand former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh announced Sunday in an exclusive interview with ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos.

" Bill Weld bashes Trump on 'Morning Joe ' as he considers GOP primary challenge ". BostonGlobe.com. " Bill Weld officially announces he is challenging Trump for GOP nomination in 2020".

(AP) - Joe Walsh , a former Illinois congressman and tea party favorite turned radio talk show host, announced a challenge Sunday to President Donald Trump South Carolina Republicans have gone so far as to discuss canceling their state's GOP primary altogether if a legitimate primary challenge

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is apparently taking notice of the small field of fellow Republicans challenging -- or contemplating challenging -- him for the GOP nomination in 2020.

In a pair of tweets Tuesday, the president referred to having "Three Stooges running against me."

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Trump's GOP Primary Challengers Float Invoking The 25th Amendment To Remove Him The two Republicans who have announced primary challenges to President Donald Trump have suggested that Cabinet officials should consider invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. © Thomson Reuters 2020 Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld speaks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., August 11, 2019. REUTERS/Scott Morgan Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, who in April became the first Republican to jump into the race against Trump, tweeted Wednesday that the president is “a clear and present danger” to the U.S. with the hashtag ”#25thAmendment.

The Futility of Challenging Trump in a Primary . Former Representative Joe Walsh , the latest entrant in the White House race, may regret his past support for Trump has caused plenty of angst for the GOP in his two-and-a-half years in office. He’s all but reversed the party’s traditional support for free

Bill Weld . Joe Walsh , a former Illinois congressman, says he’s ready to take on Donald Trump in the GOP presidential primary . South Carolina Republicans have gone so far as to discuss canceling their state’s GOP primary altogether to eliminate the threat if a legitimate primary challenge emerges.

"One is 'Mr. Appalachian Trail' who was actually in Argentina for bad reasons," Trump continued.

A second tweet reads: "....Another is a one-time BAD Congressman from Illinois who lost in his second term by a landslide, then failed in radio. The third is a man who couldn’t stand up straight while receiving an award. I should be able to take them!"

His tweets Tuesday night refer to former Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., who appeared on NBC's Meet the Press recently  to say he is considering a primary challenge to Trump but who has not yet officially announced he is running for president; to former  Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., who announced on Sunday he is running against Trump for the 2020 GOP nomination; and to Bill Weld, a former GOP governor of Massachusetts, who is also challenging Trump in the GOP primaries.

Walsh says employing 25th Amendment 'should be looked at'

Walsh says employing 25th Amendment 'should be looked at' Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), who announced on Sunday that he would challenge President Trump in the GOP primary, said that invoking the 25th Amendment and removing Trump from office "should be looked at."ABC's George Stephanopoulos asked Walsh during an appearance on "This Week" about a tweet from another Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld (R), that mentioned the 25th Amendment, which provides procedures for replacing a president in the case of death, removal, resignation or incapacitation. "It should be looked at," Walsh said. "George, we've never had a situation like this. You can't believe a word he says.

WATCH Former GOP Rep. Joe Walsh : 'I'm going to run for president'. Conservative firebrand former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh announced Sunday with ABC News Chief Anchor Republicans are firmly behind the president and any effort to challenge him in a primary is bound to go absolutely nowhere."

Former congressman Joe Walsh is the second Republican to announce a challenge to President Donald Trump . | Carolyn Kaster/AP File Photo. The first to announce a run against Trump was former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld , who announced his longshot White House bid in April.

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“Mr. Appalachian Trail” refers to Sanford who admitted in 2009, while governor of South Carolina, to an extramarital affair with a mistress in Argentina after initial reports that he was unavailable because he was hiking the Appalachian Trail. In fact, he had gone to Argentina to visit her, making the phrase "hiking on the Appalachian Trail" a punchline in political circles across the countries at the time and since.

Walsh reportedly said in a Monday night CNN interview that he lost his popular radio show and that he expected that development because nearly "80 to 90%" of his audience supports the president.

"I am running for president. I oppose this president. Most of my listeners support the president," Walsh said. "It's not an easy thing to do to be in conservative talk radio and oppose this president."

Joe Walsh says he is challenging Trump 'to make the moral case against him'

Joe Walsh says he is challenging Trump 'to make the moral case against him' Former Illinois US Rep. Joe Walsh, who recently announced he will challenge President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, said Monday he's running against the President "to make the moral case against him." "Look, I have been waiting every single day this year for somebody to step up, a Republican to step up, to make the moral case against him. That he is unfit," Walsh told CNN's Alisyn Camerota on "New Day." "Come on -- somebody should challenge him.

Bill Weld . Walsh narrowly won a House seat from suburban Chicago in the 2010 tea party wave but lost a 2012 reelection bid and has since hosted a South Carolina Republicans have gone so far as to discuss canceling their state's GOP primary altogether if a legitimate primary challenge emerges to

Bill Weld . Walsh narrowly won a House seat from suburban Chicago in the 2010 tea party wave but lost a 2012 reelection bid and has since hosted a South Carolina Republicans have gone so far as to discuss canceling their state’s GOP primary altogether if a legitimate primary challenge emerges to

Salem Radio Network announced Monday that it was canceling national distribution of Walsh's show effective Sept. 26, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Walsh has been publicly critical of Trump, including the president's fiscal decision-making and racial rhetoric, despite a history of making controversial and similar statements himself. He has backtracked on many of his own past statements in the past few days, acknowledging he has said "racist things."

“I helped create Trump, there’s no doubt about that,” he said.

As for Weld, the Associated Press reported in 1996 that the then-governor collapsed, fainted and was briefly unconscious during a college commencement where he had been scheduled to speak. Weld had just received an honorary doctorate of law degree when he fell ill which appears to be what Trump is referring to about “receiving an award”.

However, unseating Trump will be no easy feat. The president has the power of incumbency, with nearly 8 in 10 Republicans approving of Trump’s overall job performance in a recent poll, and Trump has brought in $57 million in the second quarter of this year alone, excluding money donated to the Republican National Committee.

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