Donald Trump's jab last month at New Mexico GOP Gov. Susana Martinez's job performance
was dead-on, but it won't help the party's presumptive nominee in November, former Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson tells Newsmax TV.
In an interview on "The Steve Malzberg Show" Tuesday, the former ambassador to the United Nations and ex-Clinton administration Secretary of Energy – who preceded Martinez as governor – predicted his state will vote Democratic on Election Day.
"New Mexico, I believe, will vote for Hillary and the Democrats," he says.
"I do agree with Trump saying that she was a bad governor," he added, referring to Trump's May 24 blast at Martinez for not doing her job when it came to unemployment, federal food aid and containing the Syrian refugee crisis.
"But I don't understand his politics of saying this when he needs her support. She has chaired the Republican Governors Association, she is the only Latina governor, that's not a way to get her support by attacking her in her own hometown."
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Richardson added Trump "seems to be out of control in terms of his emotions, his temperament – and this is another reason why I think voters are going to reject him."
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