Former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh is apologizing for any role that he may have played in putting Donald Trump in the White House.
Walsh appeared on CNN Thursday morning in which he called Trump a conman, unfit for office and a bully. The conservative radio host also said someone needs to stand up to the president and say enough is enough and challenge him in the primary.
Former GOP congressman Joe Walsh says he wants to “apologize for the role that I played in putting an unfit conman in the White House.” pic.twitter.com/nguhcjV16M
— CNN (@CNN) August 15, 2019
Walsh’s appearance comes after he wrote an op-ed for the New York Times where he essentially said the same thing.
In the NYT, Walsh wrote in part:
Mr. Trump has increased the deficit more than $100 billion year over year — it’s now nearing $1 trillion — and we hear not a word of protest from my former Republican colleagues. He abuses the Constitution for his narcissistic trade war. In private, most congressional Republicans oppose the trade war, but they don’t say anything publicly.
He goes on to write:
Mr. Trump is unfit for office. His lies are so numerous — from his absurd claim that tariffs are “paid for mostly by China, by the way, not by us,” to his prevarication about his crowd sizes, he can’t be trusted.
Prior to Trump taking office, Walsh admits that he was a bomb thrower on social media even referring to former President Obama as a Muslim.