When Donald Trump made a campaign stop this week in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he took the unusual step to criticize the state’s governor, Susana Martinez.
Trump has employed harsh words before, of course. He pulled no punches when it came to taking on his Republican foes during the primaries, and he threatened the GOP national leaders with running as a third-party candidate if he wasn’t treated fairly.
But taking on Martinez was in essence a Republican presidential candidate openly criticizing a sitting Republican governor, a move that had a lot of people scratching their heads.
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During a panel discussion on Fox News’ Outnumbered, Meghan McCain said she was dumbfounded by Trump’s attacks on Martinez, the nation’s only female Latina governor. Her advice to Trump: “Stop shooting inside the tent. Aim all your bullets at the Clintons right now.”
The hosts of Outnumbered pointed to the fact Martinez didn’t attend his rally as possible reasoning to explain why Trump went after Martinez with comments like she’s “not doing her job” and, “We’ve got to get her moving. Come on. Let’s go, governor.” Martinez responded by saying she “will not be bullied” into supporting Trump until she’s assured he represents the best interests of New Mexicans.
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But even with Trump’s supposedly outlandish behavior, co-host Melissa Francis admitted amazement with the number of people who tell her a Trump presidency won’t happen.
McCain responded, “Well, that’s delusional. If you think at this point he can’t be president, that’s a special level of delusional.”
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