Governor Scott Walker says he was shocked by Donald Trump’s suggestion that he could be considered by the Republican presidential front-runner as a potential running mate.
Trump made the comment Monday in an interview with USA Today, where he listed Walker, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, and Ohio Governor John Kasich as possible picks to run as his vice president, if he wins the nomination. Both Walker and Rubio ran for president, but dropped out. Kasich is still seeking the nomination.
Asked about Trump’s comments during a stop in Madison, Walker said he “laughed” at the suggestion, especially considering some of the personal attacks Trump directed at him while the billionaire was campaigning in the state ahead of last week’s presidential primary. Trump frequently criticized Walker’s handling of the state finances and Wisconsin’s economy while speaking to voters.
“That’s not even on my radar,” Walker said about the possibility, adding that it was “almost breathtaking that I was listed in the first place.”
AUDIO: Gov. Walker reacts to suggestion of being Trump’s VP pick (:37)
Walker has endorsed Republican Ted Cruz’s presidential bid, but has said any talk of him serving as the Texas senator’s running mate is premature. He noted Monday that, if the nomination is still contested by the time the national convention rolls around, it’s possible delegates will end up picking the eventual nominee and their running mate.