Gov. Scott Walker told a local TV reporter Tuesday that America had “poor choices right now” referring to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Walker suggested he might not be able to back Trump unless the candidate “renounces” his comments about Judge Curiel. Walker has previously said he would support Trump if he were the nominee. Reporter Greg Neumann spoke to Walker for WKOW:
“It’s just sad in America that we have such poor choices right now,” Gov. Walker told 27 News, after disavowing Trump’s racist comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel…
“He’s not yet the nominee. Officially that won’t happen until the middle of July and so for me that’s kind of the time frame that, in particular, I want to make sure he renounces what he says – at least in regards to this judge,” said Gov. Walker.
Walker expanded on his “poor choices” statement telling WKOW, “We’ve got someone who has systematically lied to the American people and in doing so in some ways is actually putting America’s national security at risk, um, and someone who, at least of late, has been saying things directly at odds with our core beliefs and principles in this country.” Hillary Clinton is obviously the person who “systematically lied” to the American people but Walker’s comments about someone saying things “at odds with our core beliefs” seem to be directed at Trump.
Gov. Walker was an early favorite in the GOP race, coming in second in the 2015 CPAC presidential preference straw poll. However his campaign never really caught on. He left the race last September and, at the time, encouraged others in the field to do the same.