It’s seemed at times this week as if Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is running against Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker for their party’s nomination, rather than Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich.
Trump has lambasted Walker in radio interviews, including remarks to a station in Rockford, Illinois in which Trump said he sent Walker “packing like a little boy,” – a reference to Walker’s decision to suspend his own short-lived presidential campaign.
During his rally in Janesville on Tuesday, Trump said Wisconsin is an “incredible place, but it’s a place that has problems.”
Following a bill signing ceremony in Madison on Wednesday, Walker was asked whether he sees the need to respond to Trump.
The governor – who has not always spoken favorably about the press – referenced media fact-checking of Trump.
“The Washington Post gave him four Pinocchios, Politifact gave him ‘mostly false,’” Walker said. “I think it just shows that it’s not just me that gets to point out the facts, that any number of independent organizations have pointed out that the statements he’s made about the state of Wisconsin are just not accurate.”
Walker said the real contrast is between Trump and Ted Cruz. Walker is endorsing the Texas Senator, who leads Trump in Wisconsin, according to the latest Marquette Law School Poll.