President Trump’s campaign responded to former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), who is challenging President Trump in the GOP primary.
Trump campaign communications director, Tim Murtaugh, reportedly responded to ABC News following Walsh’s announcement that he’s running for President.
On Sunday, “anti-Trumper” Joe Walsh took to Twitter with his official announcement that he’s running for President along with posting his first campaign video.
“Today I’m declaring my candidacy for President of the United States because it’s time to be brave,” Walsh said.
“We have someone in the White House who we all know is unfit. Someone who lies virtually every time he opens his mouth,” he claimed. “And someone who places his own interests above the nation’s interests at every single turn. We cannot afford four more years of Donald Trump, no way. What cannot wait is all of us having the courage to finally say publicly what we all know privately.”
“We’re tired of a President waking up every morning and tweeting ugly insults at ordinary Americans. We’re tired of a President who sides with Putin against our own intelligence community. We’re tired of a President who thinks he’s above the law. We’re tired of a President who’s tweeting this country into a recession. And we’re tired, so damn tired of a President who is teaching millions of American children every day that it’s okay to lie and it’s okay to be a bully. Enough,” Walsh also claimed. (Continued Below)
“I’m running for President of the United States. It’s time we all say publicly what we feel privately: We have an unfit conman in the White House. We can’t take four more years of Donald Trump. No way,” Walsh said.
Jonathan Karl of ABC News said that he asked Tim Murtaugh about Walsh: “We simply [got] a one-word answer: ‘Whatever’, when we asked about Walsh jumping in this race,” Karl said. “The President’s hold on the Republican party is as strong as its ever been, and in fact, he is by far the most popular figure among Republicans in the country. There’s really no indication that he has any vulnerability whatsoever to a primary challenge.”
Peter Doocy of Fox News reported that the Trump campaign has “been preparing for some kind of a primary challenge for several months, shoring up support from convention delegates already to make sure nobody is ‘aiding’ if candidate or primary challenger tries to wrestle the nomination away with a surprise on the convention floor. And that is going to make it very difficult for someone like Walsh to become the nominee.” (Video Below)
"Whatever," is the Trump campaign's response to Joe Walsh's 2020 run.@jonkarl: "The president's hold on the Republican Party is as strong as it has ever been…there's really no indication that he has any vulnerability whatsoever to a primary challenge" https://t.co/xkJucRk8g1 pic.twitter.com/MAV7mc979u
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 25, 2019
Peter Doocy reports- Walsh begins at 1:20 into the video:
— The Daily Briefing (@dailybriefing) August 26, 2019