During an appearance on MSNBC, the Republican running against President Trump said something quite particular.
You see, former Congressman Joe Walsh says he’s not a racist but in the same breath admitted he’s said some pretty racist stuff on Twitter.
JOHN HEILEMANN: You’ve apologized for helping to spawn Trump and for going too far. For a lot of people, the president is a stone-cold racist and so are you. I can sit here and read off tweets: “Barack Obama’s a Muslim,” “Barack Obama was born in Kenya.”
I’ve got tweets with you using the N-word, not that long ago. You can apologize for various things. Apologizing for burping at the table or using the wrong fork with your main course is different than offering some kind of a genuine recognition — not just “I said things that were offensive” — but “I’m a racist, I’ve said racist stuff.” There’s no way someone who — to many African-Americans, looks like as much as a racist as Donald Trump — has the moral standing to challenge Donald Trump.
JOE WALSH: I wouldn’t call myself a racist, but I would say, John, I’ve said racist things on Twitter. There’s no doubt about it. And an apology is not enough. When I said Barack Obama was a Muslim, that was a horrible thing to say. And I said it because I was so disgusted with Obama’s policy towards Israel, that I went a bad, ugly step. The Sandy Hook moms, I took a cheap shot against them three years ago because they were suing gun manufacturers, an issue that I disagree with. So I took a bad, cheap shot against them. I’ve done that.
But, John, again, context, I’ve probably sent out 40,000 tweets in the last six years, no excuse, you and I could sit down and find 200 to 300 that you’d say, “Walsh, what were you thinking?” All I can do is own them and explain them and apologize as sincerely as I can for those that deserve an apology.
More Walsh, who says the GOP loses in 2020 if they stick with 45…
From Fox News:
Former Illinois Republican Congressman Joe Walsh predicted the GOP would lose big in 2020 if they choose to stick with President Trump as the party’s nominee, and said he blames himself for the commander in chief’s political rise.
“[Trump]’s unqualified. He’s unfit. He’s a child. He’s reckless. He’s erratic. He’s a narcissist, ” Walsh said Monday on “Morning Joe.” “If he’s our nominee in 2020, the Republican Party is going to get spanked, because young people don’t like Trump. Women don’t like Trump and people who live in the suburbs don’t like Trump.”
Walsh said the Tea Party and the GOP are to blame for Trump’s being vaulted into the White House and expressed sudden regret at his past political views because they helped the president attain power.
[email protected] on why he’s running against Donald Trump, “he’s unqualified, he’s unfit, he’s a child, he’s reckless, he’s erratic, he’s a narcissist, he’s mean, he’s cruel, he lies every time he opens his mouth.”
.@WalshFreedom on why he’s running against Donald Trump, “he’s unqualified, he’s unfit, he’s a child, he’s reckless, he’s erratic, he’s a narcissist, he’s mean, he’s cruel, he lies every time he opens his mouth.” pic.twitter.com/qH3bMNhscM
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) August 26, 2019
Source: Politico Usa News