The New York Times reports:
Joe Walsh, a conservative radio show host and former Republican congressman from Illinois, is expected to announce he is running for president as early as this weekend, presenting President Trump with a challenger from the right his critics hope will weaken the president in the 2020 election.
Mr. Walsh stands virtually no chance of wresting the Republican presidential nomination from Mr. Trump, whose approval rating with Republican voters is consistently in the high 80s, and whose political aides have been aggressively moving to tighten their control over state parties to thwart primary challenges.
But those encouraging Mr. Walsh, a Tea Party conservative who served one term in the House and went from staunch Trump supporter to acerbic critic, hope he can appeal to reluctant Trump voters who are open to an alternative.
Somewhat contrary to the above, moments ago Walsh appeared on CNN to say he still hasn’t decided and wishes a more prominent Republican would “have the balls” to step up instead.
It’s Thursday. Who will the President of the United States personally attack and/or tweet cruel insults at today?
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) August 22, 2019
He bragged about how much victims of mass shootings love him. He actually bragged about it.
He actually did. https://t.co/zhXDbWJPiN
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) August 21, 2019