Scott Walker Won’t Discuss Disputed Claim That Cameron Dissed Obama

|
June 17, 2015 1:10 p.m.
JOIN TPM FOR JUST $1

Trouble from a trip Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) took to Europe earlier this year has chased him back over to this side of the Atlantic, despite his best efforts. The 2016 contender is dodging questions about a story he recently told in which British Prime Minister David Cameron criticized Present Obama when Walker met with the PM in February — a story the prime minister’s office is now disputing.

“I’m just not going to comment on individual meetings I had with leaders like that, be it there or anyone else,” Walker said, according to the Journal Sentinel, while on a press call regarding his current trip to Canada. “That’s something I’m not going to do going forward.”

Walker had told donors at a Utah summit organized by former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney last week that Cameron, among other foreign dignitaries Walker met, had expressed concerns about Obama’s leadership style.

“I heard that from David Cameron back in February earlier when we were over at 10 Downing,” Walker said Friday, according to Time. “I heard it from other leaders around the world. They’re looking around realizing this lead from behind mentality just doesn’t work. It’s just not working.”

When asked about the remarks, a Downing Street spokesperson told Time, “The Prime Minister did not say that and does not think that.”

Comments
Masthead Masthead
Editor & Publisher:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporter:
Senior Newswriters:
Newswriters:
Editor at Large:
General Manager & General Counsel:
Executive Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer: