The fallout from a dispute over a conversation with British Prime Minister David Cameron has Governor Scott Walker rethinking what he says about those meetings.
TIME magazine reported that Walker said during a meeting with Republican donors last week that Cameron told him that he is “concerned about the direction of American leadership.” The two met privately while Walker was on a state trade mission in the United Kingdom in February, but Cameron’s office said he never made any such claim.
Walker, who is currently on another state trade mission in Canada, declined to comment directly on the dispute during a call with reporters Wednesday morning. However, the Republican governor said he has learned a lesson from the situation and will not be talking publicly about private conversations with political leaders in the future. He said “going forward, I’m just not gonna comment on individual meetings I have with leaders like that, be it there or anywhere else.”
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Walker, who is expected to announce a presidential run later this summer, has met with several foreign leaders this year while traveling abroad.