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Republican 2020 Candidate Tries to Rally Crowd Against Trump — Gets Humiliating Reality Check

Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh was loudly rebuked by an Iowa caucus crowd when he sarcastically asked the gathering if they wanted “four more years of the Trump show.”

Trying to rally support for his challenge to President Donald Trump for the 2020 GOP presidential nomination, Walsh drew an immediate “yes” from one person in the crowd followed by a swell of cheers.

It was one of several uncomfortable moments for Walsh, a one-term congressman who became a radio talk show host after losing his seat to Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth in 2012.

Daily Caller opinion columnist Alex Plitsas, who attended the meeting and posted several video clips from it on Twitter, described Walsh has having “scolded” the crowd for cheering Trump’s tweets.

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“I will be decent, and I won’t be cruel,” Walsh said. “I will be honest, and I won’t lie.”

When Walsh asked the crowd if they wanted four more years of a president “who makes every day about himself,” those gathered began heckling and jeering Walsh before he could finish with “then vote for Donald Trump” barely audible above the crowd.

The Republicans at what looked like a cafeteria at Northview Middle School in Ankeny, Iowa, was filled with many Trump supporters carrying signs such as “Women for Trump” and wearing telltale red MAGA baseball caps. The caps with Trump’s 2016 slogan “Make America Great Again” were a staple of his first campaign four years ago.

Signs reading “Keep America Great” were also visible at the Republican caucus.

Walsh booed for suggesting to Iowa crowd to it doesn’t want ‘four more years’

In addition to Walsh, the gathering heard from Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Lee Trump, and former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld.

Lee Trump read a letter from President Trump touting his administration’s accomplishments and was received warmly with cheers at various times.

Reading from the letter, Lee Trump gave credit to the “backing of the Senate” before following with: “Let’s here it for the Senate” and getting a swell of cheers.

The mention was an apparent nod to the Republican-controlled body, which appears ready to acquit Trump on impeachment charges from the Democratic-dominated House.

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Weld followed receiving some mild boos and jeers before a voice can heard on the video saying “let’s not be that way.” He touted that he was the first Republican elected as governor of Massachusetts in 20 years in 1991.

Weld’s pitch was largely on his accomplishments rather than criticizing Trump and received tepid applause.

Trump ultimately receiving all 24 of Iowa’s delegates.

Besides Walsh and Weld, California businessman and real estate developer Rocky De La Fuente also has declared his candidacy for the GOP nomination.

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