Joe Walsh: Most Republicans Are Tired Of Trump’s BS And Drama
Former Congressman Joe Walsh spoke to MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Monday about this primary challenge to President Donald Trump. Walsh once again apologized for his past remarks about Barack Obama and the personal attacks he launched.
Co-host Mika Brzezinski asked Walsh why people should ignore the ‘hateful’ statements he had made in the past. Walsh was contrite and compared himself to Trump, who has never apologized.
“And I’ve just gotta own that stuff,” Walsh said. “Apologize for that stuff, Mika. And to compare it to Trump again, correct me if I’m wrong, this man’s never apologized for anything.”
“So here I am in front of you this morning. Yes, raising my hands. I helped put Trump in the White House. I’m ashamed of that. I feel terrible about that. I’m going to try to redeem myself about that. But most importantly the country can’t let this guy get elected … re-elected. We’re being run right now by a child and that’s pretty damn scary.”
Regular contributor Katty Kay asked Walsh why he thought he could perform well with Republicans when polls consistently show extremely high approval for Trump in the party.
“You just said now and you’ve said before that the vast majority of Republicans that you speak to think that the President, and will say to you privately that the President is unfit for office,” Kay said. “How does that square with the consistently high rankings he gets in opinion polls, 85 to 90%, in the Republican party? How are you gonna overcome that? Even if they’re saying it to you privately, they’re telling the pollster they like him, that they still want to support him, so they’re not telling the truth to somebody.”
“I think his support is soft,” Walsh said. “Look, our campaign slogan is be brave. Here’s the bet I’m making. I believe that most Republicans privately believe what I say publicly about this guy. He is unfit. He lies every time he opens his mouth. He’s tweeting us into a recession.”
“Look, I believe most Republicans are just tired of his BS and his drama. The bet of my campaign I’m trying to get people to come out and be brave enough to say publicly what they believe privately. Can I do it? I don’t know. But I just know, if you’re gonna take on this guy, it’s about him. You have to make the moral case about him. He’s a bad man who is unfit to be president.”
Watch the video above, via MSNBC.