Donald Trump slams New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) for economic problems in her state, especially increased food stamp use.
— Lida (@wpjenna) May 25, 2016
As we told you last night, there were quite a few protesters both inside and outside of Donald Trump’s rally in Albuquerque, N.M. last night, but it’s comments the presumptive nominee made about the state’s governor, Susana Martinez, that are raising a few eyebrows this morning.
“Since 2000, the number of people on food stamps in New Mexico has tripled. We have to get your governor to get going. She’s got to a better job, OK? Your governor has got to do a better job. She’s not doing the job. Hey! Maybe I’ll run for governor of New Mexico! I’ll get this place going. She’s not doing the job. We got to get her moving, come on let’s go governor!”
"She's gotta do a better job." -Trump calls out NM Gov. Susana Martinez over food stampshttps://t.co/EGH4MRqdrY
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) May 25, 2016
Former presidential candidate Marco Rubio came to Gov. Martinez’s defense this morning on Twitter:
The truth is @ Gov_Martinez is one of the hardest working and most effective Governors in America. https://t.co/QcADopQCYe
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 25, 2016
Little Marco is back!
Martinez had told reporters she was “too busy” to attend the rally, which is maybe why Trump was so pissed:
Susana Martinez said in a press conference today that she is too busy to attend the #Trump rally tomorrow.
— KRQE News 13 (@krqe) May 23, 2016
And this should pretty much end any speculation of a Trump-Martinez ticket:
— Gabby Morrongiello (@gabriellahope_) May 25, 2016
New Mexico is considered a swing state that President Obama won 52.99% to 42.84%.