Ex-GOP Representative Ends Primary Challenge against Trump

The primary campaign Joe Walsh against President Trump for the Republican Party’s 2020 presidential nomination has come to an end after the former U.S. Representative won just one percent of the vote in the Iowa caucuses.

The Hill reported that Walsh announced the end of his longshot campaign on CNN’s “New Day”.

“I am ending my candidacy for president of the United States,” he told CNN’s John Berman. “I got into this because I thought it was really important that there was a Republican — a Republican — out there every day calling out this president for how unfit he is.”

Walsh also said that he views Trump as “a threat” to the country, but that he can’t be stopped “within the Republican Party.” 

“It’s Trump’s party,” he added. “It’s not a party, it’s a cult.”

Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld is now the only Republican primary candidate still challenging Trump for the nomination. 

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