Trump challenger Joe Walsh claims he lost his nationally syndicated radio show after launching his bid to primary the president in 2020
- Walsh dropped the bombshell that he’d lost his nationally syndicated radio talk show during a Monday night CNN interview with Ancho John Berman
- The former Tea Partier announced on Sunday that he would compete against Trump for the GOP primary
- Walsh told Berman that ’80-90 percent’ of his audience supports the president and that he knew losing his show was a ‘strong possibility’ if he ran
- Some Twitter users declared support for Walsh’s campaign on Monday, but many pro- and anti-Trump individuals criticized him for past use of racial slurs
Less than 24 hours after officially announcing his bid to primary Donald Trump for the GOP nomination in 2020, former Congressman Joe Walsh said he had lost his nationally-syndicated talk radio show.
The right-wing firebrand broke the news about job during a Monday night interview with CNN anchor John Berman, who was filling in for Anderson Cooper.
‘I just found out that I lost my national radio show, so, so that’s gone, but I figured that might happen, John,’ Walsh told Berman.
Conservative talk radio host Joe Walsh announced he was running for president against Donald Trump on Sunday before losing his job a day later
‘You lost it why?’ Berman interrupted.
‘I don’t know why,’ Walsh replied. ‘I just got a notice before I came in the studio.’
Walsh also noted that, ’80-90 percent,’ of his audience supports Trump.
Um, I’m running for president. I oppose this president. Most of my listeners support the president,’ he said. ‘It’s not an easy thing to do to be in conservative talk radio and oppose this president. I knew that, John, when I made the announcement yesterday that it could be in jeopardy.’
‘So no more radio show at all for you?’ Berman asked.
Walsh dropped the bombshell that he’d lost his nationally syndicated radio talk show during a Monday night CNN interview with Ancho John Berman
Walsh told Berman that, ’80-90 percent,’ of his audience supports Trump (pictured) and that he knew losing his show was a ‘strong possibility’ if he ran for president
‘No more radio show, but that’s OK,’ Walsh responded. ‘I’m going to campaign full time. … This was a difficult thing to do, yes, but I believe it’s urgent because this president is a danger. We cannot let get elected for another four years.’
Walsh has some supporters for his campaign on social media, but his recent misfortune didn’t earn him much sympathy Twitter users from either side of the pro and anti-Trump political spectrum who took issue with his past use of racial slurs.
After his CNN appearance, Walsh tweeted that he’s running for president against, ‘a sexual predator, a serial liar, a malignant narcissist, an obstructer of justice, a psychopath, a betrayer of this nation’s interests, a bigot, an incompetent boob,’ and, ‘a failed businessman…. and I’m getting attacked for some offensive & inappropriate tweets.’
Progressives maligned Walsh for using of the n-word and the s-word in defense of the Washington Redskins’ choice of mascot in 2014 and for threatening former President Barack Obama after several Dallas police officers were massacred by a Black Lives Matter supporter in 2016.
‘You mean tweets like these,?’ replied attorney Will Chamberlain who added screenshots of Walsh’s previous vitriol.
At least one Trump supporters disparaged Walsh for the same reasons, but also characterized him as an opportunist obsessed with taking down the controversial Commander-in-Chief.
‘You & me both know that if Trump had said the racial slurs that you did… well, you know what [mainstream media] would do to him. And you want a pass?’ Twitter user Eugene McCarthy said in another reply. ‘Since you’re gonna sling mud all day, don’t be shocked if someone picks a bit fo it up & slings it back.’
My biggest issue isn’t with the off color statements [Walsh has] made,’ added Twitter user Laci Blake. ‘It’s with his entire campaign being focused on bashing Trump as opposed to innovative solutions, policies and economic growth…
‘Trump yields results,’ she added. ‘All this guy does is b*tch!’