Walker’s Support For Trump Wavers After Judge Attacks

June 8, 2016 11:10 a.m.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signaled Tuesday that he may not support Donald Trump unless he renounces his attacks on a federal judge’s ethnicity before being formally nominated at the GOP convention in July.

“He’s not yet the nominee,” Walker told local TV station WKOW. “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.”

Walker previously said he would support the party’s nominee, noting that he thought Trump was a better candidate than Democrat Hillary Clinton. But he seemed to walk back that vow of support in the wake of Trump’s claims that U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel wouldn’t be able to fairly preside over cases against Trump University because of his “Mexican heritage.”

Walker also told WKOW that he viewed a presidential election between presumptive nominees Clinton and Trump as a “sad” choice.

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