Joe Walsh 'honored' to have George Conway as informal adviser in challenge to Trump

Joe Walsh 'honored' to have George Conway as informal adviser in challenge to Trump
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Former Rep. Joe WalshJoe WalshTrump becomes presumptive GOP nominee after sweeping primaries Trump sweeps through mini-Super Tuesday primaries Trump glides to victory in Super Tuesday GOP primaries MORE (Ill.), one of President TrumpDonald John TrumpIllinois governor says state has gotten 10 percent of medical equipments it's requested Biden leads Trump by 6 points in national poll Tesla offers ventilators free of cost to hospitals, Musk says MORE's Republican primary challengers, says conservative lawyer and frequent Trump critic George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayPBS reporter says media coverage of Trump feels like 'a team sport' Kellyanne Conway says it's 'highly offensive' to refer to coronavirus as 'kung flu' George Conway's group hits Trump on response to coronavirus MORE is informally giving him campaign advice. 

"I am honored to have his advice. I speak with him often. He's a wonderful adviser," Walsh said of Conway in an interview with CNN.  "As far as any formal role with our campaign, I would only be so lucky as to have somebody like George Conway involved."

He didn't say whether Conway, who is married to White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayThe Memo: Economic disaster poses danger for Trump Juan Williams: Biden's promises on women are a big deal Overnight Health Care: Senate passes coronavirus aid bill, sending it to Trump | First lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus | Trump invokes defense law to boost response | Lawmakers push for surprise medical bill fix in package MORE, would join his campaign in an official capacity. 

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Walsh has tried to recruit George Conway to his campaign, The New York Times reported last month. George Conway reportedly told Walsh he would consider the proposal, but did not make any commitments.

"I know George Conway, and I speak to George Conway often, and he is genuinely and I mean frightened for where this country is going under Trump," Walsh told CNN. "That's all we focus on, and I'm indebted to have his help and advice. He truly is a great American."

Walsh declined to talk about the dynamic between George and Kellyanne Conway, according to CNN, as joining the campaign would pit him against his wife's boss.

George Conway often criticizes and insults the president on Twitter, recently writing that the Cabinet should declare Trump unfit to be president.

Walsh last month became the second person to challenge Trump for the Republican nomination, following Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldTrump becomes presumptive GOP nominee after sweeping primaries Trump sweeps through mini-Super Tuesday primaries Trump glides to victory in Super Tuesday GOP primaries MORE (R). The president, however, has continued to have support from most Republicans. A recent Morning Consult poll found that 85 percent of them approved of him. 

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