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America’s Top Union Leader Just Destroyed Scott Walker in Six Words

“Scott Walker is a national disgrace,” reads the entirety of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka’s statement

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker officially announced his bid for the presidency Monday.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is one of the most hardcore right-wing extremists in America. His slash-and-burn policies have gutted Wisconsin workers’ collective bargaining rights, defunded Planned Parenthood and more – all of which has made him a prime punching bag for progressives around the country.

For some reason, the Republican zealot is hell-bent on conducting a doomed campaign for president in 2016, a painfully obvious fact which he “revealed” Monday morning after months of tedious teasing, including one recent public appearance in which he bizarrely compared peaceful pro-worker activists in his home state to ISIS terrorists. (Rolling Stone‘s Matt Taibbi accurately described the main theme of Walker’s recent stump speeches as “I was a dick in Wisconsin, and I can be one in Washington, too!”)

To be clear, Walker has basically zero chance at winning the White House. His charisma level hovers somewhere beneath a block of Wisconsin cheese – frankly, even comparing the man to a piece of cheese is a little insulting to his home state’s lauded dairy farms. All evidence suggests that he would be really, really bad at selling his really, really bad ideas to the American public in a general election. But now that he’s officially in the race, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has issued one of the best press releases in political history in response to Walker’s announcement.

Writing on behalf of the union federation’s 12 million-plus members, Trumka declared:

“Scott Walker is a national disgrace.”

That’s it. That’s the whole statement. And yeah, that about sums it up. Hi, Scott. Bye, Scott.

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