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ELECTION/GOP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Joe Walsh, a conservative radio show host and former congressman from Illinois, is challenging President Trump for the Republican nomination on the basis that he represents an alternative to a president who is morally unfit to hold his office. But in the days since Mr. Walsh officially announced his bid on Sunday [8-25-19], the former Tea Party congressman has been forced to confront his own highly questionable behavior. In quick succession, Mr. Walsh has acknowledged his history of making racist comments and using slurs, defended his disparaging description of Haiti and learned that his radio show would soon be pulled from the national airwaves…Mr. Walsh is seeking to challenge Mr. Trump from the right as William Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts and another Republican challenger, has quietly campaigned from closer to the center. Like Mr. Weld, Mr. Walsh stands virtually no chance of winning the Republican presidential nomination. But that has not deterred him from trying to build a case around the idea that Mr. Trump is an ‘unfit con man’ who puts his own interests above those of the country.”

Matt Stevens and Annie Karni, “Joe Walsh Says Trump Is ‘Unfit’ to Be President. Some Say the Same About Him.,” The New York Times online, August 27, 2019

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