KEWAUNEE, Wis. (WBAY) – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who says he’s not interested in joining Donald Trump’s cabinet, says he supports the president-elect’s candidates who’ve been named so far.
While visiting Kewaunee, the governor said it’s nice to have a fellow Cheesehead as the chief of staff.
He says Reince Priebus is a good friend, and he even talked to him a couple times over the weekend, and says he’s a good choice for the country.
Beyond that, he didn’t have much to say about Trump’s cabinet choices.
Walker said he’s been in touch with the transition team, but not because he wants a role in Trump’s White House. He remains adamant he would best serve the state and the country serving as the leader of Republican governors.
Walker says several people from Wisconsin are interested in serving in the Trump administration in both appointed or non-appointed positions. He wouldn’t tell us who, or which positions they’re interested in.
Overall, he says, he believes Trump will do a good job as president.
“He’s been, I think, fairly restrained and focused on being president. I think, for any of us, I can only imagine for him as the president-elect, but for any of us who have taken elected office there’s a moment at which after the election it kind of sinks in. And it sounds like a cliche, but there’s a certain humbling effect when you realize you’ve earned the trust of the majority of the people in your jurisdiction to lead,” Walker said.
The governor said he thinks Trump’s success will come as long as Trump focuses on wanting to help everyone — those who voted for him and the popular majority that didn’t.