Anti-Trump, Former One-Term Congressman Complains About Losing Radio Show


Sudden Trump hater Joe Walsh is now complaining that he has lost his syndicated radio program after announcing his intent to launch a primary effort against President Donald Trump.

Walsh, a former single-term Congressman from liberal Illinois, was once a big Trump supporter but when he spied the possibility of making a splash by primarying Trump, he suddenly became an extreme Trump hater.

But Walsh is also a center-right radio host with a small syndicated radio show.

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Well, he WAS a syndicated radio host.

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Walsh is now complaining that his syndicated radio deal has been canceled.

According to Daily Wire:

On Sunday, Walsh, a former single-term representative for Illinois, announced that he’s “in” the race because the country “can’t take four more years of Donald Trump. And that’s why I’m running for President. It won’t be easy, but bravery is never easy. But together, we can do it.”

By Monday, Walsh found himself defending some past offensive tweets, which he admitted including some “racist things,” and to which he responded by accusing Trump of being a “sexual predator” and “serial liar” who is guilty of obstruction of justice. “I’m running 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, a failed businessman… and I’m getting attacked for some offensive & inappropriate tweets.”

But on Monday, Walsh found the first shoe to drop for his nascent campaign:

“I just found out that I lost my national radio show, so that’s gone,” Walsh told CNN’s John Berman. “But I figured that might happen.”

So far, Walsh only lost his syndication deal with around 80 stations. But he still has his hometown, Chicago radio gig… for now.

“No more radio show, but that’s OK,” Walsh said. “I’m going to campaign full time.”

He’ll be wasting his time, regardless.

One wouldn’t be surprised if the only reason he is doing this is to come out the other end of it with a TV job.

But Walsh has a history of flip-flopping from one extreme to another, so his sudden switch to extreme Trump hater is no surprise.

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