Joe Walsh: ‘As a Trump supporter, I try to ignore what he says’

During an appearance on MSNBC this week, Trump supporter and former GOP congressman Joe Walsh suggested that being a Trump supporter and paying attention to the President’s unhinged gaffes are two things that should remain separate.

“As a Trump supporter, I do my best not to pay attention to what he says,” Walsh told MSNBC’s Katy Tur. “But I’ll tell you what — if I pulled my hair off for every nutty thing he said, I’d be bald.”

Walsh was referring to Trump’s comments to Bloomberg where he said he’d be “honored” to meet with North Korean president Kim Jong Un. Walsh agreed that the comments were poorly conceived, but Tur challenged him on the idea that he mostly ignores Trump’s trumpisms.

“Congressman, if you say you’ve got to try and ignore most of what the President says, why are you a Trump supporter?” Tur asked.

“Katy, it’s not an easy job,” Walsh replied. “I try to focus on what he does, but I’ll be the first to acknowledge — look, he makes it very difficult. And as you said, he seems to have this affinity for [brutal dictators] out there, and that’s problematic. It’s a dance. It’s a dance to try to stay supportive of that he’s trying to do.”

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.