Walker Says He Laughed When He Heard Trump Listed Him As Potential VP

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker delivers his State of the State address at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
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Donald Trump listed three of his current and formal presidential primary rivals — Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Ohio Gov. John Kasich — as potential vice presidential picks on Monday, eliciting a laugh from Walker.

Trump discussed who he might select to run with him if he wins the Republican nomination in an interview with USA Today’s Kristen Powers published on Monday.

“There are people I have in mind in terms of vice president. I just haven’t told anybody names. … I do like Marco. I do like (John) Kasich. … I like (Scott) Walker actually in a lot of ways. I hit him very hard. … But I’ve always liked him,” Trump said. “There are people I like, but I don’t think they like me because I have hit them hard.”

Trump listed Walker as a potential vice president shortly after he attacked the governor leading up to the Wisconsin primary. In March, Trump said that Wisconsin “is doing very poorly” under Walker’s leadership.

Walker described Trump’s comments to USA Today as “almost breathtaking.”

“I literally just heard it in the car and I said — I laughed — it’s kind of interesting to hear that after the things that were said about me a couple weeks ago,” Walker told reporters in Wisconsin on Monday, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “But I’m focused on being the governor of the state of Wisconsin. … That’s not even on my radar and it certainly wouldn’t be with — I guess I was shocked more than anything to hear that.”

“I can’t even fathom that. Like I said, it’s almost breathtaking that I was listed in the first place,” Walker added.

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  1. Is he allowed to laugh without first consulting a Koch brother?

  2. He’d answer in the affirmative in a nanosecond if Trump proffered the job.

  3. I was actually wondering if Trump didn’t add Walker’s name to his list because of the Kochs. Maybe once they realized their Number One doodie went down the drain, Number 2 also down the drain, they maybe had a peace meeting with Trump and worked out a deal whereby Trump at least considers someone who bats for the Koch boys. Poor billionaires gotta stick together, ya know?

  4. I suspect that if Trump is the nominee the delegates will choose the VP nominee without his input. Officially that’s their job, although lately they’ve followed the choice of the Pres nominee for some reason.

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