Conservative radio host: 'Pretty damn sad' majority of my callers are OK with Trump lying

Conservative radio show host Joe Walsh said Thursday that he’s “pretty damn sad” some of his callers dismiss President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump warns Iran's Rouhani: Threaten us 'and you will suffer' Pompeo: Iran's leaders resemble the mafia NYT's Haberman: Trump 'often tells the truth' MORE’s “lying” because he’s “their guy.” 

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“On my radio show earlier this [week], I asked Trump supporters if they were ok with Trump lying so much,” Walsh said in a tweet. “I told them that I wasn't.” 

“The consensus? The vast majority of callers said they're ok with all Trump's lying because he's ‘their guy,’ ” Walsh continued. “Their response left me pretty damn sad.”

Walsh, a former congressman who served a term in the United States House of Representatives for Illinois's 8th Congressional District, backed Trump during his campaign but has also offered some criticism of the president.

He blasted the president in September 2017 after Democratic congressional leaders said Trump agreed to work toward a deal to protect immigrants who came to the country illegally as children from being deported.

The ex-GOP lawmaker also criticized the president earlier this year for not condemning Russia after charges were brought against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian groups for interfering in the presidential elections.