President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to go after his two declared primary challengers and one potential rival. “I’m at 94% approval in the Republican Party, and have Three Stooges running against me.”
Former Illinois Congressman and former radio talk show host Joe Walsh, who was defeated in a reelection bid, already declared his intentions. The other, Bill Weld, is former Governor of Massachusetts and the Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee. The third challenger, who has not declared but is expected to in the coming months, is former South Carolina Governor and Congressman Mark Sanford.
Trump’s first tweet of a series read, “can you believe it? I’m at 94% approval in the Republican Party, and have Three Stooges running against me.”
“One is “Mr. Appalachian Trail, who was actually in Argentina for the wrong reasons.” The president was referring to Mark Sanford’s trip in June of 2009 to Argentina to visit his mistress. When asked about his leave of absence from his Governor’s duties, he told everyone he was “hiking in the Appalachian Trail.”
Can you believe it? I’m at 94% approval in the Republican Party, and have Three Stooges running against me. One is “Mr. Appalachian Trail” who was actually in Argentina for bad reasons….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2019
Trump also mentioned the chances of a primary challenger unseating him and denying him the nomination are slim. None of these three Republican challengers stand a chance, and aren’t going to make any inroads into what looks to be President Trump’s solid hold on the Republican Party’s conservative base.
The second tweet reads, “…another one is a one-time bad Congressman from Illinois who lost in his second term by a landslide, then failed in radio. That would be Joe Walsh. The congressman, not the singer.
Bill Weld “is a man who couldn’t stand up straight while receiving an award. I should be able to take them,” Trump assures America. He is right, he will.
Joe Walsh supported the President in 2016, he’s the one who came up with the “raccoons in the basement” post on Facebook that went viral in the 2016 election cycle. Now Walsh attacks the president harshly for his tweets and statements. Walsh isn’t without sin. He’s made similar statements himself, even admitted to making racist statements. Can you be more specific about those Joe?
Bill Weld was scheduled to speak at a college commencement as then Massachusetts Governor, when he fainted and collapsed. Weld was also 2016 Libertarian Presidential nominee Gary Johnson’s running mate.
With 8 or 9 out of 10 Republicans supporting President Trump, and with Trump’s incumbency and fundraising advantage, unseating him and denying him the nomination will be a next to impossible feat.
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