Two governors at a meeting Tuesday between Donald Trump and a half-dozen GOP state executives hailed the get-together as a chance to talk with the presumptive nominee about jobs, the economy and national security.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey attended, according to the Tennessean.
The meeting in New York covered jobs, the economy and national security – including last weekend's deadly attack in Orlando, Fla., The Hill reports.
In a statement afterward, Fallin said the meeting went "very well."
"It was an opportunity for Donald Trump to hear from the governors and for the governors to talk with their political party's presumptive presidential nominee," she said in a statement tweeted out by one correspondent.
"We shared a common concern for the need for more thorough background checks on refugees to verify their identities before they are allowed to enter the United States," Fallin added.
"And we also agreed that the Obama administration during the past eight years has over-reached by passing cumbersome regulations that amount to a power grab that hurt state economies and destroy jobs."
The attendees also discussed building a stronger national defense in the wake of the Orlando, Fla., shooting that left 49 dead – the deadliest mass-shooting in U.S. history, The Hill reports.
Hutchinson said the sit-down was helpful, according to Arkansas Online.
"This is my first opportunity to have a substantive discussion with him, and while we have differences in style and, in some cases policy, we agree on the importance of this election," Hutchinson said in a statement, the online site reports.
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