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‘A Wonderful Candidate’: Trump Trolls Amash’s Presidential Announcement

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President Donald Trump reacted to Independent Michigan Rep. Justin Amash’s presidential campaign Tuesday, sarcastically calling him a “wonderful candidate.”

Amash announced Monday night that he had formed an exploratory committee, eyeing a presidential run as a member of the Libertarian party. (RELATED: Joe Biden Says America Needs More ‘Economic Intercourse’)

“No, I think Amash would make a wonderful candidate, especially since he is way behind in his district and has no chance of maintaining his Congressional seat,” Trump tweeted. “He almost always votes for the Do Nothing Dems anyway. I like him even more than Jill Stein!”

Amash served in Congress for nearly a decade as a Republican, but left the party last year over his support for Trump’s impeachment. (RELATED: Amash Loses Support From Republican Lawmakers And Officials After ‘Impeachment’ Tweet Against trump)

The president’s tweet came in response to a Washington Post op-ed from anti-Trump Republican and former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh, who argued that an Amash run would help Trump get re-elected.

“Any vote that’s not for the Democratic nominee is effectively a vote for Trump,” Walsh wrote.