Tool to ‘Wound’: ABC Gives Platform to Trump Primary Challenger Joe Walsh

Nicholas Fondacaro | August 25, 2019
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Never-Trump Republican Joe Walsh threw his hat into the 2020 Republican primary race on Sunday with an announcement on ABC’s This Week. To prove he was going make the “conservative case” against President Trump he decided to announce his candidacy on a show hosted by Clinton lackey George Stephanopoulos.

Of course, Stephanopoulos humored him by letting the former Congressman bash the President and pushed back weakly on Walsh’s history of incredibly racist statements. Yet, during the so-called “powerhouse roundtable”, they admitted that Walsh didn’t have a chance at beating Trump; and Stephanopoulos found the important “question” was whether or not Walsh could “wound” the President’s chances.

And as we come on the air this morning, a new political threat, a potential challenge from one of his own,” Stephanopoulos enthusiastically announced at the top of his program. “Conservative firebrand, Joe Walsh, a Tea Party congressman now a talk radio host and no stranger to controversy and incendiary rhetoric.”