Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gets his side out on Twitter
WASHINGTON– Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker let out his frustration with the media this weekend over Twitter, an attempt to regain control of the narrative surrounding his refusal to comment on former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s remarks questioning whether Obama “loves” America.
On Saturday, Walker decried the media’s “gotcha game,” and on Sunday he tweeted a selfie of himself and his son visiting the White House with the rest of the governors in town for the National Governors Association meeting.
“Enough with the media’s gotcha game, we started Our American Revival to talk about big, bold ideas,” Walker tweeted Saturday night, with a link to his website.
The picture he tweeted on Sunday night featured Walker and his son in the foyer of the White House.
“Alex and I in the White House for the National Governors Association dinner,” he tweeted with the pic.
It was Walker’s way of getting back on top of a difficult news cycle for the potential presidential candidate, as he tried to avoid the political minefield of commenting on the Giuliani statement.
He attended the dinner last week where Giuliani first made the comments that he wasn’t sure if Obama “loves Amerca.” Asked about them during a CNBC interview the next day, Walker said only, “I’m not going to comment on what the President thinks or not, he can speak for himself.”
On Friday afternoon, he was asked again by CNN, and Walker again refused to comment, saying only “I love America. That’s the only person I can comment on — is what I think.”
And in an interview with the Washington Post published Saturday, Walker refused to comment on whether he believes the president is a Christian.
“I’ve actually never talked about it or I haven’t read about that,” Walker said, his voice calm and firm. “I’ve never asked him that,” he added. “You’ve asked me to make statements about people that I haven’t had a conversation with about that. How [could] I say if I know either of you are a Christian?”
In that interview, Walker also hammered the media for focusing on issues that average Americans found irrelevant.
“The things they care about don’t even remotely come close to what you’re asking about.”