Trump-hater Joe Walsh sucks up to fake news CNN, MSNBC: I’m not really a racist, I just act like one on Twitter

On Monday, Joe Walsh, a rabid Trump hater who announced his plans to run against Donald Trump even though he doesn’t stand a chance, was interviewed by CNN and MSNBC — at the same time — and claimed that while he’s said a lot of racist things on social media, he’s not a racist.  Really!

And he apologized for calling former President Obama a Muslim.


“I wouldn’t call myself a racist, but I would say, John, I’ve said racist things on Twitter. There’s no doubt about it. And an apology is not enough,” he told MSNBC, the official network of insane liberal rage and hate.

MSNBC’s John Heilemann hammered Walsh for his long history of hateful and controversial tweets.

“You’ve apologized for helping to spawn Trump. You’ve apologized for going too far,” Heilemann said during the interview. “For a lot of people, the fact is the president is a stone-cold racist and so are you.”

“You can apologize for various things. Apologizing for burping at the table or using the wrong fork with your main course is different from offering some kind of a genuine recognition that not just ‘I said things that are offensive’ but that ‘I’m a racist. I said racist stuff,'” Heilemann said.

The Hill added:

Walsh responded by saying he’s sent tweets he regrets.

“When I said Barack Obama was a Muslim, that was a horrible thing to say, and I said it because I was so disgusted with Obama’s policy toward Israel that I went a bad, ugly step,” he said.

“I’ve probably sent out 40,000 tweets in the last six years. No excuse. You and I could sit down and find 200 to 300 that you’d say, ‘Walsh, what were you thinking?’ And all I can do is own them and explain them and apologize as sincerely as I can for the ones that deserve an apology,” Walsh added.

Walsh, who has been openly critical of Trump’s presidency, on Sunday announced that he was launching a primary challenge against the president.

Here’s just a few tweets he’s issued over the years, according to The Hill:

And just as a reminder, Walsh said he supported Trump during the 2016 election:

There’s more of his online racism here, if you can stand it.

The Hill also noted that Walsh once yelled at his constituents when he served in the House:

In a November 2011 town hall event in the Chicago area, Walsh shouted at constituents who suggested more stringent banking regulations were necessary to prevent another financial crisis.

“Don’t blame the banks … that pisses me off,” Walsh can be heard saying in a recording of the event. When a woman asks Walsh to acknowledge that financial institutions “exploit the situation,” he moves closer to her and engages in a shouting match, concluding by exclaiming “I need more coffee!”

Walsh later said that he apologized to the woman, Melissa Rakestraw, an assertion she disputed. “If he apologized, I missed it,” Rakestraw told the Chicago Tribune.

Now Walsh is telling us he doesn’t support Trump, claims Trump is unfit and says he’s not a racist.

Twitchy noted: “And Joe Walsh not a conservative, but he’s played one in real life.”

We tend to agree.

Just a bit of advice, Joe.  Don’t go away mad.  Just go away.  Please.  You don’t stand a snowball’s chance and you’re just making a bigger fool of yourself than you already are.


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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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