Former Republican lawmaker Joe Walsh, who was one of two remaining Republican primary challengers running against incumbent President Donald Trump for the 2020 election, suspended his campaign on Friday.
According to Daily Caller, the announcement came just days after the unpopular candidate was booed and jeered by Republican voters at an event in Iowa. That apparently turned Walsh sour as he took a jab at millions of Trump supporters in his campaign suspension announcement he posted on Twitter.
“I’m suspending my campaign, but our fight against the Cult of Trump is just getting started. I’m committed to doing everything I can to defeat Trump and his enablers this November. I can’t do it alone,” Walsh tweeted, with little fanfare.
I’m suspending my campaign, but our fight against the Cult of Trump is just getting started. I’m committed to doing everything I can to defeat Trump and his enablers this November. I can’t do it alone. Join me at https://t.co/d40HA9h2Kz.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) February 7, 2020
Walsh, a former conservative radio personality, was a former supporter of Trump until he turned on him sometime in 2017. His anti-Trump view reportedly caused him to lose his radio gig, as his listeners were no longer interested in hearing him bash Trump.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld is the only remaining Republican primary challenger for the president. Trump’s popularity is soaring in the wake of his impeachment acquittal and was already expected to easily win the nomination given his incumbent status, leaving Weld with virtually zero chance of advancing in the contest.
Former South Carolina lawmaker Mark Sanford was the third Republican challenger to Trump for the nomination, however, Sanford suspended his campaign in November.