Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker endorsed Donald Trump for president Wednesday, but without even mentioning the candidate's name.
Walker said in a tweet:
The Washington Post
called the tweet "the most tepid/lamest endorsement humanly possible."
Of course the "she" referred to presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Walker, himself a one-time GOP presidential candidate, previously resisted supporting Trump. In March, just before the Wisconsin primary, he released a glowing statement of support for Sen. Ted Cruz, in which he called the Texas Republican "a principled constitutional conservative who understands that power belongs to the states — and to the people — and not bureaucrats in Washington," Politico reported
at the time.
"He is the best-positioned candidate to both win the Republican nomination and defeat Hillary Clinton. That's why I endorse Ted Cruz for president of the United States."
Walker has supported a move to release GOP convention delegates from an obligation to vote for the New York billionaire on the first ballot, a "vote-your-conscience" strategy seen as an attempt to deny Trump the nomination.
"It's just sad in America that we have such poor choices right now," Walker told Wisconsin's WKOW
just last month.
"He's not yet the nominee," Walker said about Trump. "Officially that won't happen until the middle of July, and so for me, that's kind of the time frame that, in particular, I want to make sure he renounces what he says" about federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel.
Trump has not renounced his remarks about the jurist presiding over a fraud lawsuit against the defunct Trump University. Instead, the real estate mogul has claimed that his statements about Curiel having a conflict of interest because of his Mexican heritage were misinterpreted by the media.
"If someone doesn't cast a vote for the Republican nominee, they are effectively casting a vote for [Clinton]," Walker told WKOW Tuesday, according to The Washington Times.
The remark suggests Walker is more focused on defeating Clinton than supporting Trump.
Walker said he is willing to speak at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland later this month, according to WKOW.
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