Walker would support Trump as GOP nominee
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said on Wednesday he would support Donald TrumpDonald TrumpVirginia GOP gubernatorial nominee acknowledges Biden was 'legitimately' elected Biden meets with DACA recipients on immigration reform Overnight Health Care: States begin lifting mask mandates after new CDC guidance | Walmart, Trader Joe's will no longer require customers to wear masks | CDC finds Pfizer, Moderna vaccines 94 percent effective in health workers 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 ClintonDemocrats say it's up to GOP to stop Trump 2024 Hillary Clinton to speak at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders summit More than half of eligible Latinos voted in 2020, setting record 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 SandersSanders: Netanyahu has cultivated 'racist nationalism' Former OMB pick Neera Tanden to serve as senior adviser to Biden Tensions mount among Democrats over US-Israel policy 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 CruzFormer OMB pick Neera Tanden to serve as senior adviser to Biden Seth Rogen says he's not in a feud with 'fascist' Ted Cruz, whose 'words caused people to die' GOP votes to replace Cheney with Stefanik after backing from Trump 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.”