[Ed. – He fought the good fight, netting fewer than 500 caucus ballots in Iowa and no delegates. It didn’t help that at one of the caucus sites, he demanded of the crowd if they would sit still for for more years of Trump, and the crowd enthusiastically yelled “Yes!”]
Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh ended his Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump on Friday, abandoning an effort that faced long odds and financial struggles from the start.
“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,” Walsh said in a tweet.
He told CNN on Friday morning that the Republican party is “Trump’s party … it’s not a party. It’s a cult. He can’t be beat in the Republican primary, so there’s no reason for me, or any candidate really, to be in there. The party has become a cult.”