Real estate mogul Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBiden heading to Kansas City to promote infrastructure package Trump calls Milley a 'f---ing idiot' over Afghanistan withdrawal First rally for far-right French candidate Zemmour prompts protests, violence MORE said on Sunday he is not intimidated by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, given his fellow GOP presidential candidate’s handling of the Badger State.
“Well, I’m not worried because his state is really in trouble,” Trump told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.”
“I mean, it’s a fantastic place,” he said. “I love the people of Wisconsin, but if you look at what’s going on, they have a $2.2 billion deficit. They were supposed to have a surplus of $1 billion and they have $2.2 billion.
“There’s tremendous divisions throughout the state,” Trump added. “He stopped a lot of work because he didn’t want to raise taxes. So instead of raising taxes, he’s borrowing to the hilt and his state is overleveraged.”
Trump then argued Walker’s handling of Wisconsin is proof he would fare no better managing the U.S.
“His state has not performed well,” he continued. “We need someone who’s going to make it perform well, this country perform well.
“I’m the one to do it,” the outspoken billionaire added. “And people are seeing it and it is being reflected in the polls.”
Trump’s remarks come as he leads the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination across multiple national samplings.
He additionally mocked Walker on Sunday for trying to emulate his positions.
“Scott Walker has changed his mind now, because he keeps going to his pollster, and his pollster says, ‘Oh, Trump has a good idea, Trump has a bad idea, oh no, wait a minute, Trump has a good idea,’” Trump said.
“These people don’t know what they’re doing, George,” Trump told Stephanopoulos. “They’re politicians.”