Trump challenger Joe Walsh: ‘Wouldn’t call myself a racist’ but ‘I’ve said racist things on Twitter’

Trump challenger Joe Walsh: ‘Wouldn’t call myself a racist’ but ‘I’ve said racist things on Twitter’
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[Ed. – Umm … OK. Almost as good a campaign slogan as Biden’s epic new “I’m not going nuts.”  If you can’t place Joe Walsh: former one-term rep for IL-8 (Tea Party wave in 2010), radio show host, vociferous NeverTrumper in GOP ranks.]

Appearing Monday on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House, former Illinois congressman and longshot 2020 Republican presidential candidate Joe Walsh conceded that he has previously made “racist” remarks. …

JOHN HEILEMANN: You’ve apologized for helping to spawn Trump and for going too far. For a lot of people, the president is a stone-cold racist and so are you. I can sit here and read off tweets: “Barack Obama’s a Muslim,” “Barack Obama was born in Kenya.” …

JOE WALSH: 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. 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 towards Israel, that I went a bad, ugly step.

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