Walsh is challenging Trump in the 2020 presidential election for the Republican spot. In doing so, he is making his distaste for the president well known.
While Sandford is making his presidential bid focused on the national debt and wants his bid to be “about improving the ideas that the Republican Party stands for,” Walsh has made it clear that the main focus is defeating Trump in 2020.
“This isn’t about the debt,” Walsh told IJR. “This is about Trump. Period.”
Walsh is continuing to criticize Trump.
During Sunday’s interview with MSNBC, Walsh took his dislike for the president further while claiming that the Republican Party has “become a cult.”
Walsh added that the Republican Party leaders seem to be “scared to death of this president,” calling it an “absolute shame.”
“Look, I believe Trump is unfit. I believe he lies virtually every time he opens his mouth. I believe he’s a danger to this country. I guarantee you most of my former colleagues privately, they feel the same way about Trump. And what they are hoping for, David, is that he loses in 2010. They know, Kevin McCarthy knows, that because of Donald Trump, the Republican Party is losing young people, they’re losing people of color, they’re losing women, and they’re losing people in the suburbs. Donald Trump is destroying the party but yet they want him to leave in two years in 2020, and then they think they can pick the pieces up again. That’s cowardly and that’s wrong.”
Watch Walsh’s interview below:
“All Trump cares about is Trump,” he said, adding, “So Trump will use racism and bigotry and xenophobia and anything — he’ll use anything if it helps Trump.”
During Sunday’s interview, Walsh also suggested that George Conway — husband to White House counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway and critic of Trump — is someone who will one day be seen “as one of our greatest patriots.”
“Look, this election is not about Trump’s tariffs or Trump’s debt increases. This is about Trump,” Walsh said. “It’s a referendum on Trump. The man is unfit. Conway knows that and I know that.”