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Joe Walsh pulls plug on presidential run and goes scorched earth on GOP: ‘It’s not a party — it’s a cult’

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Appearing on CNN on Friday morning, former Illinois Republican Congressman Joe Walsh ended his faltering challenge to replace President Donald Trump at the head of the GOP ticket in November — then completely trashed his party for becoming nothing less than a cult.

Following a disappointing showing in Iowa, Walsh said it was time to quit and focus his efforts on beating Trump by helping electing liberals if that is what it takes.

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Speaking with host John Berman, the conservative Walsh admitted he would rather see a “socialist” in the White House rather than Trump whom he called a “danger to democracy.”

“I got into this because I thought it was important that there was a Republican, a Republican out there every day calling out this president for how unfit he is,” Walsh told the CNN host. “I want to stop Trump. I believe he’s a threat to this country and he can’t be stopped within the Republican Party.”

“Nobody can beat him, it’s Trump’s party, John,” he continued. “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.”

“I would rather have John Berman, a socialist in the White House than a dictator, than a king, than Donald Trump,” he continued. “I would encourage, John, everybody listening to us right now; you’ve got a Democratic debate tonight. You’ve got the New Hampshire primary. we’ve got to get engaged and pay attention to these Democrats and find out what best Democrat there is,” he added.

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