Walker would support Trump as GOP nominee
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said on Wednesday he would support Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Don Lemon explains handling of segment after Trump criticism NPR reporter after Pompeo clash: Journalists don't interview government officials to score 'political points' Lawyer says Parnas can't attend Senate trial due to ankle bracelet MORE if the billionaire becomes the Republican Party’s presidential nominee.

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“I will support the Republican running against [Democratic presidential candidate] Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHill.TV's Krystal Ball: Failure to embrace Sanders as nominee would 'destroy' Democratic Party Clinton says she feels the 'urge' to defeat Trump in 2020 Can Democrats flip the Texas House? Today's result will provide a clue MORE in the fall — whoever that is,” Walker said at a news conference, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

“I think it’s preferable to have a Republican nominee over Hillary Clinton,” Walker said. “I think there’s a lot of distress, not only amongst Republicans and independents, but I think part of Bernie SandersBernie SandersNew campaign ad goes after Sanders by mentioning heart attack Biden on whether Sanders can unify party as nominee: 'It depends' Steyer rebukes Biden for arguing with supporter he thought was Sanders voter MORE's support is because a lot of young voters, in particular, don’t trust her.”

Walker, who dropped his own presidential bid in the fall, had sidestepped the question when asked if he would back Trump as the GOP's nominee. Walker currently supports Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzCruz scolds reporter who brought up his daughters Can Democrats flip the Texas House? Today's result will provide a clue Republicans show little enthusiasm for impeachment witness swap MORE for the Republican nomination.

When Walker left the race, he encouraged other Republican presidential candidates to do the same “so the voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive, conservative alternative to the current front-runner.”