GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump continues to be a polarizing figure for Republicans, particularly with his recent comments about the judge involved in the Trump University case.
It seems the whole mess has caused some conservative leaders to get cold feet about backing The Donald for president.
The latest individual to slowly start backing away from Trump is Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
In an interview with Madison, Wisconsin’s WKOW, Walker, who dropped out of the GOP race in September 2015, lamented the general-election matchup between presumptive nominees Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.
“It’s just sad in America that we have such poor choices right now,” he said.
Walker, who endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the Wisconsin primary, had previously pledged to support the Republican nominee “whoever that is,” arguing that any GOP candidate would be preferable to Clinton. On Tuesday, however, the Wisconsin governor seemed less certain of his ability to back Trump, pointing to the candidate’s accusations of bias against a Hispanic federal judge as especially troubling.
“He’s not yet the nominee. Officially that won’t happen until the middle of July, and so for me that’s kind of the timeframe,” Walker said. “In particular I want to make sure that he renounces what he says, at least in regards to this judge.”
If there’s one thing it seems Trump has proven in this election cycle, it’s that he doesn’t really need the backing of big conservative leaders to pull off a victory.
That being said, I’m not sure Walker pulling back from him is really going to matter much in the overall grand scheme of things.
In case the GOP hasn’t noticed, Americans are super sick and tired of politics as usual. We’re all tired of the status quo politicians making big promises and coming up short when it’s time to deliver.
Trump appeals to a lot of folks who feel they’ve been shafted by their government and slick career politicians, which is why they’re willing to overlook so much of the stuff the real estate mogul says.
Overall, I don’t think Trump needs much backing from folks in government to pull out a win over Hillary in the general election.
In fact, I think the less support he has from Washington, the better it’ll end up being for him.