Governor Scott Walker is dismissing a seemingly specious rumor that he’d consider a presidential run if the “Trump train” derails before this summer’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Walker chuckled when asked about the speculation, which appeared in a blog post on the website RedState this week.
“I am completely committed to being governor. If I run another campaign in the future, it will be running for reelection in 2018,” Walker said Wednesday in Madison.
Walker chuckled again, when asked whether he could be nominated at this summer’s Republican National Convention. “I think we could talk about hypotheticals all day long, I don’t think any of those are likely.”
Walker, who ended his own presidential campaign last September with an explicit call for the remaining candidates to rally around one who could defeat Trump, eventually ended up supporting Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Walker has stood by his promise to support the eventual Republican presidential nomination, but was highly critical of Trump’s comments questioning the impartiality of the federal judge overseeing the Trump University lawsuit.
Trump said he had doubts about receiving a fair trial because U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel is “Mexican,” and Trump plans to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border. Curiel’s parents were naturalized citizens originally from Mexico. He was born in Indiana.