Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker calls Donald Trump’s comments on a Federal Judge of Mexican heritage unacceptable.
“I believe what he said about the judge is wrong. Not as a Republican, not as a political person, but I think it’s just wrong as an American,” Walker said Wednesday in Madison.
Trump said on Tuesday that his comments questioning the impartiality of the judge overseeing the Trump University lawsuit had been “misconstrued,” but still questioned whether he’d get a fair trial.
“Right now I’m just trying to focus on many others, like me, who believe that he needs to be called out on this, and that he needs to make it abundantly clear to the American people that he does not embrace those ideas. And I think it’s particularly important between now and the convention that he does that.”
Also on Wednesday, Walker responded to calls from Democratic state lawmakers, a jobs summit and an emergency special session of the Legislature.
“The people who oversaw the loss of 133,000 jobs, the people who raised taxes, who raised tuition by 118 percent over the decade of our freeze are the audacity of hypocrisy,” Walker said, comparing the Democrats’ request to “Hillary Clinton giving a speech about income inequality in a jacket that cost $12,495.”
The lawmakers were reacting to new federal data, showing that Wisconsin’s private sector job growth continued to lag the national average in 2015, ranking 36th, and second from last in the Midwest.
Walker said the state had more than regained the jobs lost during the second term of Democratic Governor Jim Doyle, and that the state’s workforce participation rate is the highest it’s ever been.