Conservative radio show host Joe Walsh said Thursday that he’s “pretty damn sad” some of his callers dismiss President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE’s “lying” because he’s “their guy.”
“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.”
On my radio show earlier this wk, I asked Trump supporters if they were ok with Trump lying so much. I told them that I wasn't.— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) July 5, 2018
The consensus? The vast majority of callers said they're ok with all Trump's lying because he's "their guy."
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.